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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 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 Heinrich Dippenaar finished his Degree in Dentistry (BChD) at the University of Stellenbosch in 2002.  He was awarded the FX Prins Award for the Best Student in Clinical Dentistry.

After his community service year, in 2003 Dr Dippenaar started a private practice in his hometown, Welkom.

Dr Geoff Patterson completed his dental training at the University of Pretoria in 2007.  

After spending a few years in general practice, he completed his Masters degree in Oral Medicine and Periodontics at the University of Pretoria, which he completed with distinction (cum laude). 

Dr. Andrew Ellis BChD (Stell)

Dr. 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.

Mr André Buys specialises as a Dental Technician, practising in Vermont, Western Cape.