Our Team

Meet the People Behind the Scenes

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Dr Jean van Lierop

President

Dr Jean van Lierop graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 1999, after which he spent some time in private practice in the Netherlands and United Kingdom. After his return to South Africa he joined Hout Bay Dental Studio, and is now a director.

He has established himself as a respected cosmetic dentist using modern dentistry to positively impact on his patients' appearance and confidence. Jean has a keen interest in new developments in composite restorations and direct bonding techniques.

He has established himself as a respected cosmetic dentist using modern dentistry to positively impact on his patients' appearance and confidence. Jean has a keen interest in new developments in composite restorations and direct bonding techniques.

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Dr Andrew Ellis

Vice President

Dr Andrew Ellis graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 1998, and was awarded the Colgate Prize for Maxillo-Facial Sugery. He then moved to London, UK where he started Fulham Dental Care in Chelsea, encompassing all aspects of general dentistry with a special focus on cosmetic dentsitry, implantology and orthodontic treatment.

He returned to Cape Town and joined Patheodent in 2007, becoming a partner in 2009. He has since completed the Advanced Implantology post-graduate courses of the Implant and Aesthetic Academy, refining his clinical skills in this area. He remains on the cutting edge of the latest technological advancements in dentistry and is passionate about occlusion and its effect on all aspects of dentistry.

In addition to being Vice President of SAAAD, Andrew serves as Vice President of the Western Cape executive committee of SAAO, a member of IAA and SAACD. He is married to Yvonne and they have two children. He enjoys trail running, surf-skiing and mountain biking.

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Dr Andy Effting

Immediate Past President | Treasurer

Andy graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in 1981 and was the recipient of the Henry St John Randolph award for the 'Best All Round Student'. He relocated to Cape Town and established the Hout Bay Dental Studio in 1983. The one-dentist practice has since grown to incorporate a team of four dentists, two hygienists, their nurses and support staff.

Andy is an active member of the International Team of Implantology and the Two Oceans study group. He has published articles in Dentistry SA and presented many case presentations at his study groups. He has also made several guest appearances on radio shows and television, discussing dentally related matters.

Andy has a particular interest in metal free, minimally invasive dentistry and holistic treatment of patients. He receives referrals from many alternative health practitioners and is familiar with all of the unique concerns and demands as related to their dental treatment.

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Dr Corné Smith

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Dr Corné Smith qualified at the University of Pretoria in 2005. She has special interests in orthodontics, full cosmetic reconstructions, and aesthetic dentistry. Originally from Gauteng, she has been working in Newlands, Cape Town since 2008, and the dream of owning a practice in the beautiful Western Cape has become a reality.

Corné has over 10 years experience in doing full reconstructions for people with extended dental trauma or decay, she also has a gift for treating children and adults with extreme anxiety.

Corné has 2 postgraduate diplomas, and has completed several international courses. Her main interests are digital orthodontics, laser dentistry, digital smile design, computerized dentistry, TMJ therapy, aesthetic restorative bonding, minimal invasive veneers and full rehabilitations.

 

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Dr Jean Strydom

Exco Member

Dr Jean Strydom of Molteno Road Dental Practice gained his degree in dentistry at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa). He worked as a dentist in England for six years and has gained an excellent reputation in his dental practice in Cape Town since 2004.

Dr Jean Strydom performs all dental treatments but has a special interest in preventative and aesthetic dentistry.

When he is not in the practice you’ll most likely find him across the road at Gardens Lawn tennis club, imitating Roger Federer!

Off the court, he is also an avid mountain biker and motorcycle enthusiast. He loves traveling with his wife and embarking on outdoor adventures.

 

Secretariat

The team behind the scenes at AllisOne.

Cindi Barnard

Membership and events.

Yvonne Peter

Accounts management.

Alison Effting

Website content and administration.

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