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dr alex rawhani 250x350Dr Alexander Abedian-Rawháni, popularly known as Dr Smile®, is a general dentist focusing on biomimetic cosmetic and digital dentistry.

Dr Rawhani is now in his 10th year as a part-time Restorative and Prosthodontic lecturer and clinical supervisor at the University of Witwatersrand School of Oral Health Sciences, focusing on pre-clinical restorative techniques and development. He also serves as a Community Care Dentist and Public Dental educator.

 Dr Rawháni graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Sciences from Wits in 2010, with top subject awards in Paediatric and Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontic Dentistry and Public Oral Health. After completing his community service year in the Military in 2011, he entered part-time private practice. He spent the rest of his week running a mobile dental unit, educating and treating children in schools and communities in greater Johannesburg. 

In 2013, he joined Wits University as a part-time lecturer and clinical supervisor. He later pursued postgraduate studies, receiving a Master of Science in Prosthodontics from the same university in 2016. He was also awarded Honorary membership to the Golden Key International Honours Society that same year. Upon graduation, he founded and currently heads Project Smile SA @projectsmilesa, a social impact dentistry initiative in which he provides free smile makeovers to victims of rape, domestic violence, and traumatic injuries. He currently practices private cosmetic, paediatric and general dentistry from the @thincclinic in Johannesburg, one of SA’s leading Digital Dental clinics. He is also a member of the Digital Dentistry Society of South Africa.

Alex enjoys a few other interests and careers alongside dentistry. He is also known as LEXLEO, a recording artist, rapper, and musician, having recently released his latest single a few weeks ago. He also pioneered Diamond and gold grillz in South Africa and designs and creates many unique custom Jewellery pieces under his brand SHOHREH CUSTOM MADE @shohrehcustomade.

Under his company “Dr Smile Labs”, Dr Rawháni is designing and developing his anticipated proudly South African Oral Care range, which he plans to introduce to our country early next year.

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