Arun Prabu Velusamy

Owner & Principal Dentist

Arun Prabu Velusamy


Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

Fellow of  the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)

Member of New Zealand Sedation Society 


Hi, I’m Arun Principal Dentist at Dentistry on Parkside.  My wife AIar and I bought the practice from Michael and Mary Jo Holdaway in 2019.

My family and I moved to New Zealand, and made Ashburton home.  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 aligners.  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 graduated in 2007 and 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 2016 I completed the Dental Laser Safety Officer course in Sydney.  In 2018 I was endowed with a Fellowship in General Dentistry from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons which has been a 4 year process with rigorous examinations.  I am a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and member of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

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

I am married to Alar and have 3 children. We are loving the relaxed lifestyle in Ashburton and enjoy keeping fit, playing cricket and skiing in Winter.