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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.

Alwyn graduated from the University of Stellenbosch/Western Cape with a B.Ch.D in 2004.  He went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Implantology (Cum Laude) in 2007 and his M.Ch.D in Prosthodontics in 2012 at the University of the Western Cape.

In October 2008 he was appointed Registrar in Prosthodontics at the University of the Western Cape, a post he held until 2012 when he went into private practice.

Alwyn has been a member of ITI, APSA and has completed the CEREC advanced course.  He is currently a member of the South African Association of Computerised Dentistry and is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

He has presented at various seminars and case study events over the years.

Dr Busi Mathibela graduated from the University of the Western Cape in 1997. She soon realized that her passion was in aesthetic dentistry.  After spending some time working in a fully private practice in the United Kingdom, she enrolled for a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry, which she completed in 2004.

She is currently in Private Practice in Sandton, Johannesburg with a special interest in aesthetic dentistry. In May 2011, she attended Dr. Galip Gurel's hands-on training course in Istanbul. The principles she learned have changed and enhanced the way she practices and plans her aesthetic cases. These skills are not just limited to major cases but can also be applied to minor restorative work.  

Music is her first love. She believes that there is synergy between how an orchestra plays and the teamwork required to achieve beautiful aesthetic work. It has perhaps been a natural progression that her passion and advent interest lies in this aspect of dentistry.

She has also attended numerous international congresses whose primary focus is esthetic dentistry. She is a member of Study Group 1, SAAAD and SADA.