All our Orthodontists have a philosophy of 'evidence based' dentistry. This means they will determine the best course of orthodontic treatment for our patients based on clinical evidence rather than on 'marketing hype'. They have invested in leading edge technology to analysis each patient’s individual situation and recommend the best treatment for each patient.
Nelson Orthodontics was one of the first NZAO (New Zealand Association of Orthodontists) accredited practices in the country, which means we have been audited to assure you of the highest standards of clinical, practice management and patient services.
Dr Andrew Lush
BDS, MDS (Ortho), FRACDS
Andrew has been a full time orthodontist for 26 years, and started Nelson Orthodontics in 1991.
He is a registered specialist with the Dental Council of New Zealand and also has a fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Andrew is passionate about the continuing advancement of orthodontics and continual professional development in the sector. He has been a past secretary of the Nelson Branch of the NZ Dental Association and secretary of the NZAO.
Andrew treats our Blenheim patients and is normally in Blenheim two days a fortnight for routine checkups with our Blenheim patients – this helps to cut down on the amount of Nelson travel our Blenheim patients need to make.
He worked as a dental house surgeon at Auckland Hospital and in private dental practices in Auckland and in the UK before doing his MDS degree in Orthodontics at Otago. Andrew is married to Sue and has one daughter. When he isn't practicing orthodontics, he is a keen glider pilot, enthusiastic mountain biker and occasional windsurfer.
Dr Ana Low
BDS (Dist), DClinDent (Ortho), MRACDS (Orth)
Ana is a registered orthodontic specialist with the Dental Council of New Zealand and is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, New Zealand Association of Orthodontists and New Zealand Dental Association.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Distinction in 2007, Ana spent many years working in the hospital and private sector before undertaking her speciality training through a Clinical Doctorate degree at the University of Otago.
Ana maintains a strong interest in continuing education in Orthodontics and research, and has recently presented at several conferences both in New Zealand and abroad.
Moving to Nelson was driven by Ana and her husband’s desire to raise their two children in this beautiful part of the world.
Dr Andrew Marriott
BSc, MFGDP (UK), MDS (Ortho), MRACDS (Orth)
Andrew Marriott has been a full time orthodontist for 17 years and joined Nelson Orthodontics in 2002.
He is a registered specialist orthodontist with the Dental Council of New Zealand and is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
He is a passionate founding trustee of the FORENZAO trust which raises funds for orthodontic research in New Zealand, and also promotes the objectives of the Wish for a Smile foundation which provides financial assistance to young New Zealanders who would otherwise be unable to access orthodontic care.
Andrew has busy young family with wife, Sarah-Jane. Outside of work he enjoys tramping, mountain biking, and is a keen supporter of local rugby.
The rest of the team
All our surgery staff are registered orthodontic auxiliaries with the New Zealand Dental Council or are in a training program to become registered. We use a team approach to provide quality care.
You may also speak to our Practice Manager or one of our two reception staff who help us to run our busy practice.