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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.

andrew ellis 321Dr Andrew Ellis graduated from The University Of Stellenbosch with his BChD Degree in 1998 receiving The Colgate Prize for Maxillo-Facial Surgery. He then moved to London, UK where he started Fulham Dental Care, a successful private practice in the Chelsea area encompassing all aspects of general dentistry with a special focus on cosmetic dentistry, implantology as well as orthodontic treatment. While living in the UK, Dr Ellis was able to attend several international post-graduate courses and congresses thus gaining considerable knowledge and experience in all fields of clinical dentistry.

After eight years in London the pull towards Cape Town became too great and so he returned, joining Patheodent in 2007, becoming a partner in 2009.Since returning he has attended the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Implantology Post Graduate Hands-On Courses presented by The Implant And Aesthetic Academy refining his clinical skills in this area. Dr Ellis has a special interest in aesthetic dentistry; with more than ten years of experience in CAD-CAM computerized dentistry using the CEREC unit to create both functional and aesthetic smiles. He remains on the cutting edge of all the latest technological advancements in dentistry by attending as many post graduate courses as possible. He has recently been elected as vice-president of the Western Cape Executive Committee of the South African Association of Osseointegration (SAAO) as well as  to the Executive Committee of the South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (SAAAD). He is a member of IAA(Implant and Aesthetic Academy), South African Academy of Computerised Dentistry (SAACD), SADA (South African Dental Association) and is registered with the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa). Dr Ellis is married to Yvonne and have children Simon and Adrienne. He enjoys trail running, surf-skiing and mountain biking.

Dr Andy EfftingDr Andy Effting graduated at 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 in an holistic manner. 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 organizing the extremely 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.

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.

Dr Eubulus Timothy"A rare combination of commercial viability and artistic integrity." - John Savage – Deer Hunter

Dr Eubulus Timothy is a qualified dental surgeon with two Post Graduate Diplomas, one in Implantology and another in Aesthetics, both from the University of the Western Cape. He now lectures at the University of the Western Cape in use of neuromodulators and dermal filler for facial aesthetics for their post graduate program. Dr Timothy has a diploma in Marketing Management and a Diploma in Journalism from London. He is a member of the South African Associations of Cosmetic Doctors, Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Society of South Africa, World Society Interdisciplinary Anti-aging Medicine and the South African Association of Aesthetic Dentists. He recently returned from a seven-year sabbatical in Los Angeles. He has a practice called Smile Spa in Musgrave, Durban with special focus on facial and dental aesthetics. He is an active member of the Laser Society of the South African Dental Association, and a member of the KZN executive committee. He is the chairperson of the Manipal University Alumni in South Africa. Dr Timothy is a past student president of the College of Dentistry, Manipal. He is an international speaker. He recently founded Facial Aesthetics Dentists. He is an international speaker.

Eubulus Timothy is also an award winning writer, director and producer of film and television. In Hollywood he won the prestigious Harley-Merrill Screenwriting Award. He has studied the History of Narrative Film and also has a Diploma in Directing and a Diploma in Cinematography from the Los Angeles City College Film School. Presently he is the Chairperson of the Durban Filmmakers Guild and vice chairperson of Writer’s Guild Of South Africa.

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.

Dr George Thomadakis
Dr George Thomadakis has been practising as an orthodontist in Morningside, Sandton since 1999.
He is learning to play the bouzouki.

john bronnerJohn 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.

John has lectured frequently in the subject of fixed prosthodontics and implants, and is a member of the AO, ITI, SAAAD, ICP, SAACD, and is currently the President of the Southern African Association of Osseointegration (SAAO). He is a certified trainer for Galileos and XG3D CBCT and is also an IACD accredited Cerec trainer.

John’s hobbies include motorcycling, fishing, diving, photography, and tinkering with his bikes and cars in his workshop.

Dr Paul van ZylPaul van Zyl graduated as a dentist from the University of Stellenbosch in 1984. After spending five years as a private general dentist, he enrolled as a registrar in Prosthodontics, also at the University of Stellenbosch. In 1992 he qualified as a specialist Prosthodontist, obtaining the MChD (cum Laude). Paul has since been practicing in his private Prosthodontic practice in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town.

Paul was involved in the post graduate training at the University of Stellenbosch, and later the University of the Western Cape and University of Pretoria. He is a regular lecturer for Continued Education Courses and Congresses on behalf of the ITI, SADA, local study clubs, Straumann and Nobel Biocare. He is a member of SADA and its affiliated APSA, CSDI and SASDI, as well as the International College of Prosthodontists (ICP).

He has been a Fellow of the International Team on Implantology (ITI) since 2001, where his service and accomplishments include:

ITI SA education delegate, Education Core Group Committee;
ITI Consensus Conferences: member active in groups: 2008,2010,2013;
ITI Online Academy: Curriculum and Content Creation consensus conference 2013;
SAAO: President WC Branch;
ITI Education Week UP: Prosthodontic programme coordinator and instructor.