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Dr Dawie Schlebusch B.Ch.D. Dentistry, Dip.Odont, Implantology and Periodontology

Dr Dawie Schlebusch qualified as a dentist from University of Stellenbosch in 1987. During the subsequent 25 years of private practice, he has completed diplomas in Periodontology and Implantology. He has recently achieved international certification in Laser Dentistry and Sleep Medicine.

Professor Dale Geoffrey Howes  B.Sc. (Dent); BDS; M.Dent (Wits); FCD (SA) Pros; FICD.

Dale Howes is the Professor and Head of the Department of Oral Rehabilitation at the University of the Witwatersrand and in part-time private prosthodontic practice at Morningside MediClinic, Johannesburg, South Africa.

His Department consists of the divisions of fixed and removable Prosthodontics; Maxillofacial Prosthodontics; Dental Neuroscience - including pain, craniomandibular disorders and sleep medicine; and postgraduate Endodontics.

Dr. Mark Wertheimer BDS; MSc (dent); MDent (Ortho); FCD (SA) Ortho

Dr Mark Wertheimer has been in specialist orthodontic practice since 1996. He has been actively involved with various dental boards and societies during his career and is currently a past Director on the Board of the South African Dental Association; and also past President of the South African Society of Orthodontists.

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.

John graduated from Dental School at the University of Pretoria in 1985, and completed an Honours degree in Endodontics in 1996.

His further post-graduate studies were concluded in 1990 when he attained his MChD in Prosthodontics and an MSc (Odontology) in 1991 at the same faculty, both Cum Laude.

In 1991 John commenced practice as a prosthodontist in Pietermaritzburg and Durban.

Fritz completed his B.Ch.D at the University of Stellenbosch in 2002, and following community service in 2003, he entered private practice in Uitenhage.  In 2006 he relocated to Summerstrand in Port Elizabeth where he currently maintains his practice as part of the Dentists@Health Group.

He has completed two post-graduate Diplomas at the University of Pretoria: Odontology (Periodontics) in 2007 and Odotontology (Prosthodontics) in 2009.

His fields of interest include the discplines of periodontics, implantology and prosthodontics.