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New Appointments for Lumino The Dentists’ Clinical Board

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Date: 14 January 2012

New Appointments and Chair for Lumino The Dentists’ Clinical Advisory Board

New Zealand’s leading dental network, Lumino The Dentists, has announced the appointment of Dr. Andrew Brown and Dr. Chris Brooks to the Lumino Clinical Advisory Board.

In addition, Dr. Andrea Shepperson has been elected as Chair of the Lumino Clinical Advisory Board.

The Clinical Advisory Board is led by senior clinicians from the Lumino The Dentists group, and enables Lumino dentists to express their opinions and provide valuable input into the vision and strategy of the business.

Managing director of Lumino The Dentists, Mr Andy Tapper, said: “At Lumino The Dentists, we believe in building partnerships with our clinicians, who play a critical role in the success of the Lumino dental business, and lead the way in providing quality and clinical excellence.

“The Clinical Advisory Board is led by senior clinicians from within the group, who work in partnership with management to ensure the ongoing success of the Lumino business.”

Dr. Andrea Shepperson is a dental industry leader with over 30 years successful experience in both clinical and business development in her field. She is one of New Zealand’s best known dentists, and a sought-after speaker and media representative in New Zealand, Australia and the US. Her innovative solutions and extensive clinical experience continues to shape cosmetic and general dentistry in New Zealand.

Andrea is a Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a founding Member of the American Academy of Oral and Systemic Health, former Director and Chairman of the NZ Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She currently practices in Auckland, and combines a passionate working life with her other role as the mother of two teenagers.

Dr. Chris Brooks graduated in 1987 and practices at Lumino City Dental on the Park in Tauranga. Chris has a Diploma of Forensic Odontology and worked with the NZ Police on victim identification after the Canterbury earthquakes in 2011. His support has been acknowledged by the NZ Police and he will be receiving the 2011 Canterbury Earthquake Citation.

Before joining Lumino in 2008, Chris worked with Dr. Simon Macdonald of Triodent, inventor of the V-ring matrix system. During this time he was able to road-test the system and its forerunner, offering feedback and suggested modifications.

Dr. Andrew Brown graduated in 1988 and has worked in the UK and in private practice. Whilst in the UK, he completed an MBA (Henley),using this as an integral part of running a group practice in central Wellington for 13 years before joining Lumino five years ago. Andrew’s Lumino practice has grown over this time to how have two full time dentists, two associates and a hygienist and is well established as a high end implant/cosmetic restorative practice.


About Lumino The Dentists:

Lumino is New Zealand's largest dental healthcare provider with 74 high-quality practices spanning both the North and South Islands.

Our aim is to offer the highest standard of dental healthcare to New Zealanders, no matter where they live, through our growing family of skilled practitioners.

We are passionate about providing you with premium-quality dentistry. Our highly qualified general dentists, hygienists, clinical technicians and dental assistants have the skills and resources to provide an extensive range of dental services to all ages.

To find out more about Lumino The Dentists, visit


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