Arun obtained his BDS from India and a Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry) from the University of Otago, New Zealand. He then trained as a senior registrar at The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, and gained membership of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Paediatric Dentistry. Currently, Arun works as a Consultant Paediatric Dentist at the Christchurch Hospital Dental Service. Arun is actively involved in supervising elective projects for 5th year BDS students at Otago and teaching dental house surgeons at Christchurch Hospital. He is passionate about all aspects of paediatric dentistry including research and leadership. Arun has presented widely at national and international level, and is a NZ representative of The D3 Group and current president for the NZ branch of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry. Outside Dentistry, Arun lives in Christchurch with his wife, two young children and enjoys tramping, alpine climbing, biking, socialising and food.