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Dr Stephan Coetzee grew up in Bethlehem in the Eastern Free State – the second most beautiful place in SA, next to Cape Town, according to him.

He graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2017 in the top percentile of his class with special achievement awards.

Dr Waldo Engelbrecht graduated in 2005 at the University of the Western Cape.  In 2009 he completed DipOnt at the University of Pretoria and obtained the Certificate in Implantology in 2012.

He has worked in private practice in Port Elizabeth since 2007.

Dr Adell Naidoo is currently specializing as a Prosthodontist at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. She qualified in 2005, with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BChD) degree from the University of the Western Cape.

In 2006, she completed her community service in Kwa-Zulu Natal; in conjunction with volunteering at The Wentworth Foundation, from 2006- 2007, offering her professional services to the underprivileged children.  She began practicing general dentistry in 2007 in the private sector, and in the same year qualified with a Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics (PDD Orthodontics). 

Dr Corlene Schnetler completed her dental training at the University of Pretoria (UP) in 2011.

She later did a 4-year full-time specialization degree in Oral Medicine and Periodontics also at UP, which she completed with distinction (Cum Laude) in 2017. 

Dr Corné Smith

Dr Corné Smith graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2005. Originally from Gauteng, she always planned to move to beautiful Cape Town, and started her private practice in Newlands in 2012. She did a post graduate diploma in Aesthetic dentistry through the University of Western Cape, and a 2-year diploma in Orthodontics through McGann Postgraduate School of Dentistry(USA).

Dr Riaan Wolfaardt received his degree in dentistry from the University of Pretoria in 1994 and a diploma in dental Implantology from the University of Stellenbosch in 2002.  He received his second diploma in dental implantology in 2011 from the Implant Aesthetic Academy which is accredited with Frankfurt University. Dr Wolfaardt is both surgically and restoratively involved with dental implants in his daily practice. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on dental implantology.