Seymour Smiles Blenheim

Meet Our Team

Seymour Smiles Joju Kalan
Dentist

Dr Joju Kalan Jose

Dr Joju Kalan Jose graduated the College of Dental Surgery Manipal, Mangalore University India (1992).  In 1994 he received his Masters in Dental Surgery, in the Speciality of Prosthodontics (MDS) from Kerala University. In 2004, FRACDS and in 2008 MRACDS (Prosthodontics) was conferred. Finally in 2012 M ProsRCS, Edinburgh was conferred. In 2014 he received his licence to practice in Australia and New Zealand (ADC).

Joju enjoys dentistry. His passion is in full mouth reconstruction and Occlusal rehabilitation. He achieves this with the help of Restorations,  Root canal treatments, crowns and bridges, radicular retained crowns, surgical interventions and Occlusal balancing.

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Dr Joju Kalan Jose graduated the College of Dental Surgery Manipal, Mangalore University India (1992).  In 1994 he received his Masters in Dental Surgery, in the Speciality of Prosthodontics (MDS) from Kerala University. In 2004, FRACDS and in 2008 MRACDS (Prosthodontics) was conferred. Finally in 2012 M ProsRCS, Edinburgh was conferred. In 2014 he received his licence to practice in Australia and New Zealand (ADC).

Joju enjoys dentistry. His passion is in full mouth reconstruction and Occlusal rehabilitation. He achieves this with the help of Restorations,  Root canal treatments, crowns and bridges, radicular retained crowns, surgical interventions and Occlusal balancing.

Joju's favourite past time is partaking in social work to uplift and rehabilitate the less fortunate entangled in anti-social vices and poverty. He also enjoys trekking through mountains.

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Dentist

Dr Miché Bruno

Miche completed her Bachelor's degree in Dentistry at the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2011. Her desire to provide improved fixed dental prosthetics then led her to do a Diploma in Prosthodontics at the University of Pretoria in 2013.

Miche takes a special interest in fixed prosthodontics but enjoys offering a broad spectrum of dental services to patients. She aims to treat every patient holistically, taking into account the patient's circumstances and preferences in setting up a treatment plan specific to that patient.

Although most people perceive the dental experience as unpleasant, Miché makes it her goal to make…

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Miche completed her Bachelor's degree in Dentistry at the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2011. Her desire to provide improved fixed dental prosthetics then led her to do a Diploma in Prosthodontics at the University of Pretoria in 2013.

Miche takes a special interest in fixed prosthodontics but enjoys offering a broad spectrum of dental services to patients. She aims to treat every patient holistically, taking into account the patient's circumstances and preferences in setting up a treatment plan specific to that patient.

Although most people perceive the dental experience as unpleasant, Miché makes it her goal to make the experience as pain-free and pleasant as possible.

Miche likes to inform her patients about the options in order to create a treatment plan that will best suit their needs and preferences. She strives to make them feel comfortable while providing the best possible treatment.

When not at the practice, Miché spends her time with her husband and two children exploring the natural beauty of the South Island. 

Her favourite place to be is outside exploring nature, even if it's just for a stroll through the countryside.

Seymour Smiles Angela Hsiao Chuan
Oral Health Therapist

Angela Hsiao-Chuan

Angela started with Lumino in January 2016 after graduating from the University of Otago in 2015 as a registered Dental Hygienist/Therapist.  She enjoys seeing patients’ positive attitude changes and confident smiles following the improvement in their oral health. Educating and motivating patients to take better care of their oral health is rewarding to Angela. 

Angela has a particular interest in paediatric work and teeth whitening and she keeps up to date with continuing professional  development by reading dental journals in her spare time.

Away from work she loves being outdoors – camping, tramping, horse riding and road trips.  Wine tasting, playing the piano are also among her interests.

Kath Seymour Smiles
Hygienist

Kath Tiedemann

Kath graduated as a registered dental hygienist from The University of Otago in 1995.

Her main dental interests include pain control, dental anxiety. She strives to always give her patients a pain-free dental hygiene experience and likes looking into new techniques to help with this.

The main goal Kath wants to achieve in her work is creating a pain-free, stress-free visit for her patients. She also aims to be the best team member she can be.

Kath loves working with a team who are all so friendly and willing to help everyone. She also loves meeting patients and getting to…

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Kath graduated as a registered dental hygienist from The University of Otago in 1995.

Her main dental interests include pain control, dental anxiety. She strives to always give her patients a pain-free dental hygiene experience and likes looking into new techniques to help with this.

The main goal Kath wants to achieve in her work is creating a pain-free, stress-free visit for her patients. She also aims to be the best team member she can be.

Kath loves working with a team who are all so friendly and willing to help everyone. She also loves meeting patients and getting to know them.

Outside of the practice Kath enjoys taking her dog, Ziggy for walks and spending time with her husband and two children.

She also enjoys boating in Marlborough Sounds and swimming at Nelson's great beaches.

An interesting fact about Kath is that she worked as a beekeeper for six months before she studied dental hygiene - this is where she met her husband!