Dr Andy Effting graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in 1981 where he was also awarded the Henry St. John Randell commemorative medal award for the ‘Best All Round Student’. He relocated to Cape Town in 1982 where he established the Hout Bay Dental Studio. The original single-dentist practice has since grown impressively to the current facility comprising of four dentists a periodontist and two oral hygienists.
Andy has a particular interest in aesthetics, metal-free, minimally invasive, bonded dentistry and treating his patients holistically. He is a founding member and President of the South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (SAAAD). In this role, he was instrumental in winning the rights to host and organising the hugely successful International Federation of Aesthetic Dentistry (IFED) world symposium held in Cape Town recently from 5-7 November 2015.
As a fellow of the International team of Implantology (ITI), he enjoys international speaker status and is the director of the ITI Cape Peninsula study club.
Andy has published articles in journals, presented several case presentations at his various study groups, lectured at dental conferences and been interviewed on radio and television shows discussing matters related to dentistry.
He is happily married to Alison, a complementary health practitioner of Biochemic Tissue Salts, Aura-Soma therapeutic colour and astrologer. They grow organic vegetables at their home along the Disa River in Hout Bay, where they live with their dogs, cats and chickens.