Dr Mark Bowes
Dr Mark Bowes runs a private Practice in Cape Town, South Africa, which is limited to Aesthetic and Complex Restorative Dentistry. Whilst practicing in London for 23 years, he was a member of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry. Mark has been a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists since 1997. In 2010 he founded the South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry for which he is now Past President. He was the Congress President for the World International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry (IFED) held in Cape Town in 2015, this meeting was one of the most successful International meetings ever held in South Africa. Mark is a member and registered speaker for the ITI (International Team for Implantology). He has lectured extensively in Southern Africa and internationally, on all aspects of Aesthetic Dentistry and runs Restorative courses with the respected Implant & Aesthetic Academy in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Mark has pioneered the development of Digital Smile Design in South Africa; this concept allows dentists to develop a smile which fits the individual patients Aesthetic and Functional needs whilst providing Minimally Invasive Dentistry.
“DSD is the starting point of all dental rehabilitation, for both simple and complex cases. For many dentists treatment planning resulted in compromises of both Aesthetics and Function, with DSD we now have a truly facially Driven Planning process which can guarantee perfect results. DSD allows us to make Multidisciplinary decisions that most cases need and is the perfect tool for communication to the entire Dental Team. Minimally Invasive Dentistry is my passion and without doubt DSD is the driving force to ensure tooth preservation in all cases.
The most powerful use of DSD is the emotional benefits we see when we allow our patients to be involved in the treatment process. We live in a world where communication is key, DSD is the perfect language!”
Mark is a DSD World Master and an Instructor, the only Instructor in South Africa, and one of only two on the African Continent. He lectures and teaches DSD both in South Africa and Internationally.
Mark has also introduced “Intelligent Aligner Systems”, IAS, to South Africa. Mark is passionate about minimally invasive treatment, and uses several forms of short term adult orthodontics in his aesthetic cases, such as the spring aligner- Inman Aligner, clear removable aligners and fixed braces. He is presently the only certified instructor for IAS in Africa and as such runs many courses to teach fellow dentists.
Dr George Botha
George grew up in the Boland where he was the youngest son on an eight-generation family run wine farm. He went to school at Paarl Boys High where he laid the groundwork to study Dentistry at the University of Stellenbosch. His love for painting, art and sculpting naturally moved him over to the cosmetic side of dentistry. After spending 7 years working in the Netherlands George returned to his roots. While in the Netherlands he worked with and learned from some of the best that Europe has to offer. He worked in an advanced multidisciplinary practice where he specialised in 3D computer generated crown.
George joined Mark at Enamel in July 2013, to further his passion for Cosmetic and Advanced restorative dentistry and to apply the European standards in South Africa. He is dedicated to provide comfortable treatments and create natural beautiful smiles. George keeps evolving his techniques by attending national and international courses to reinforce his strive to provide the best oral care.
He is a member of the South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (SAAAD), South African Dental Association (SADA), Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and a Dutch BIG registered dentist (speaks Dutch).
“I believe that our patients should be educated in such a way that they can make informed decision about their own teeth to ensure long term aesthetics and oral health. Prevention is always better than cure.”
Dr Andre Brand
Born and raised in Pretoria, Dr Andre Brand qualified with BChD at the University of Pretoria in 1996. Andre’s career started in Pretoria in a general dental practice. This was followed by working with a Specialist Prosthodontist in Bryanston, Johannesburg, exposing him to constant mentoring and learning. During this time, he completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Oral Surgery at the University of Pretoria as well as working part time in a teaching capacity in the same department. After 3 years, Andre and his wife moved to the UK. He initially worked as the Senior Dentist for the Milton Keynes branch of Boots Dental Care and later had his own private practice in Windsor. His fields of interest developed into Dental Implantology, covering all aspects of this, Computerised dentistry with an emphasis on Smile make-overs and Endodontics. Whilst in the UK, Andre completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Dental Implantology at the University of the Western Cape.
Returning to South Africa after 9 years abroad, Andre and his family settled in Somerset West, Western Cape. Here he became involved in a private practice from where he again focused on Implant treatments, Cosmetic and Digital dentistry and Endodontics. Following the purchase of a Dental Microscope, Andre became passionate about the use of this in all aspects of Dentistry and especially in the field of Endodontics. Realizing the need for Microscope enhanced Endodontic treatments, he started to focus on this and subsequently completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Endodontics at the University of Pretoria.
Andre has since joined Enamel and offers all aspects of Endodontic treatments on a referral basis with his practice limited to Endodontics. Andre is registered with the HPCSA and a member of the South African Dental Association.
Jolandi is originally from Pretoria and relocated to Cape Town in July 2015. After high school Jolandi studied Project Management as well as Accounting and worked in the engineering field until she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an Oral Hygienist. Jolandi obtained her Bachelor Degree in Oral Hygiene (BOH) cum laude and received the award for “Best clinical student” from the University of Pretoria. She strives to always learn more about dentistry and her career goal includes furthering her education by pursuing her Honor’s degree as well as attending various seminars.
Jolandi has a passion for dentistry and finds her job very rewarding and satisfying, being able to contribute her skills and knowledge to successfully achieve optimal patient care as well as comfort during all appointments. The most gratifying aspect of her job is being able to help her patients feel good about themselves, through their smiles.
She loves exercising, hikes, the beach and spending quality time with family and friends.
“I love people, seeing them smiling and making a difference in their lives and strive to treat my patients the same way I would want to be treated”