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Current President and an executive member of SAAAD since its inception in 2010, Dr van Lierop is passionate about the organisation and its members. He will personally be travelling to each city, reconnecting with members and SAAAD friends. Sharing in his knowledge of advanced restorative dentistry and the value of SLOWDENTISTRY through cases and experiences.  

Ridhwaan Haffajee, formerly from Durban, relocated to Cape Town to commence with undergraduate studies at The University of the Western Cape.

Ridhwaan graduated with BChD (UWC) in 2011, receiving the South African Dental Association Award in Endodontics as well as recognition for Student Leadership and Governance.

Dr Howard Gluckman is the Director of the Implant and Aesthetic Academy. Dedicated to sharing knowledge and sharpening the skills of other practitioners, Dr Gluckman is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the South African dental industry.

He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally. Dr Gluckman is on the experts’ panel of the international educational website Dental XP and is on the Dental XP scientific board

Dr Noland Naidoo

Dr Noland Naidoo completed his specialist prosthodontic training at the University of the Witwatersrand ( with distinction) and his undergraduate training at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) where he also completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Implantology. He is currently in private prosthodontic practice, Howes Michael Naidoo Prosthodontic Practice Inc, in Morningside, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Dr Garrana is a Periodontist, Implantologist, and Oral medicine Specialist with a special interest in Aesthetic Implant Surgery and Periodontal Plastic Surgery. Dr Garrana completed his Undergraduate Dental Degree (BDS) and his two post-graduate Degrees (MSc) (MDent) at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Dr Bredekamp is one of South Africa’s leading periodontists, with more than 17 years as a practising specialist in periodontics and oral medicine. Dr Bredekamp has a passion for teaching and improving the dental community’s skillset toward improved patient care, and is a senior member of the Academy’s education team.