Arun Prabu Velusamy

Owner & Principal Dentist

Arun Prabu Velusamy


Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

Member of the The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)


Hi, I’m Arun and I have been a Dentist with Dentistry on Parkside since 2012.  My wife AIar and I have recently bought the practice from Michael and Mary Jo Holdaway on the 5th April 2019. 

I graduated in 2007 from MGR Medical University qualified with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery.  After having nearly 4 years of working experience in India I moved to New Zealand and completed the Overseas Trained Dental Exam programme at Otago Dental School becoming registered with the New Zealand Dental Council.  I have been a member of the New Zealand Sedation Society since 2014.  In 2018 I was endowed with a Fellowship in General Dentistry from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons which has been a 2 year process with rigorous examinations.  I am also a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry also I have completed a Dental Laser Safety Officer course in Sydney.  

My family and I moved to New Zealand, and I have thoroughly enjoyed becoming a permanent team member of Dentistry on Parkside.  I am very passionate about dentistry and have dedicated many hours attending courses to improve my skills in all aspects of dentistry.  My interests are with Surgical and General Dentistry but I have a special interest in Wisdom teeth removal, Implants and Preventative Dentistry.  I keep my patients well-being at the focus of my goal and ensure they get the best value and experience that I can offer them.

I am currently doing POS (Progressive Orthodontic Seminars) along with Clear Braces.

I am married to Alar and have 2 children. We are loving the relaxed lifestyle in Ashburton and enjoy keeping fit, playing cricket and skiing in Winter.