DR MARK BOWES - LECTURES 2019
One of the Top 100 Dentists (2021)
Digital Dentist of the Year (2020)
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.
In 2018 he founded the Digital Dentistry Society of South Africa for which he is President . He is also the Scientific chairman for SADA (South African Dental Association) 2019/20.
Mark has recently been invited to be a silver member of the prestigious group Styleitaliano, and an honorary global ambassador for @slowdentistry, as well as a Global ambassador for the Humble Smile Foundation.
Mark is a KOL for numerous influential dental companies, and has lectured extensively in Southern Africa and Internationally, on all aspects of Aesthetic Dentistry and Complex Restorative Dentistry
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”
Dr Sheryl Smithies
Dr Sheryl Smithies is relocating to Cape Town from Durban where she has been in private practice in Musgrave since she completed her community service in Dentistry in 2005. She practiced under Dr PJM Smith who mentored her in many aspects of dentistry. With his guidance she became a good all-rounder in dentistry with treatments ranging from basic restorations, root treatments, crown and bridge as well as prosthetic dentistry.
During her time with Dr Smith, Sheryl attended many courses in basic dentistry nationally. She also started out with restoration of dental implants and attended many congresses on this topic. In 2008 she completed the Allergan basic Dermal Fillers and Botox(r) course. It was this course that opened her eyes not only to what facial aesthetics were possible but how the face and the teeth work together when treating dental and facial aesthetics.
Sheryl opened The Smile Emporium, her own private practice in Musgrave in 2011. By being in her own practice she was then able to expand on her skills and really hone the types of treatment with a more aesthetic drive. She has completed many full rehabilitations both on natural teeth as well as with implants. She has been a member of the International Team of Implantology and has attended many international implant courses including the latest in minimally invasive implant techniques with the Versah protocol. She did an internship at Cochin Implant Institute where she learned the very necessary skills of surgically placing implants. In her view, implantology is a treatment that can be done simultaneously as part of a smile design treatment rather than just a treatment for a missing tooth.
Also during the years she has completed many advanced facial aesthetic seminars. She has completed the Allergan internship in 2017 and has been doing advanced botulinum toxin, facial fillers, micro needling and vampire facial treatments in her practice.
Sheryl has attended a number of Dr Mark Bowes courses on minimally invasive dentistry and digital smile design over the years. He really sparked a passion in her for doing her rehabilitative treatments more carefully and precisely. She has spent the last 5 years using the DSD principals in all of her treatment planning giving the best treatment options to her patients.
2019 has already seen Dr Sheryl busy with more advanced facial aesthetics and she is now an accredited Aptos and Princess thread lifting practitioner. She is looking forward to becoming part of the Enamel team and giving the best minimally invasive aesthetic dental and facial treatments in a caring environment.
Dr Sheryl is currently a member of SADA and the HPCSA.
Dr Sonja Britz
Dr Sonja Britz qualified as a dentist from the University of Pretoria in 2005 and completed her community service the following year. In 2007, she started working in a private group practice in Pretoria. Endodontics and oral surgery are two subjects in dentistry that really appeal to her which she has focused on throughout her career thus far. Assisting in theatre on a weekly basis since working in private practice encouraged her to complete a postgraduate diploma in oral surgery in 2012, during that time also doing session work at the University. In 2015 and 2016 she completed a 14-month basic implantology and soft tissue augmentation course, relocated to Cape Town, and became a member of the international team for implantology. She drives herself to save a tooth above replacing it with an alternative, which prompted her to recently complete her diploma in endodontics through the University of Pretoria.
In her spare time, Dr Britz enjoys doing endurance running. Her approach to doing a root canal treatment is inspired by how she approaches these runs. According to her, “How you start will determine how you finish. Slow and steady will eventually help you to achieve the goal”.
She loves the challenge and effort it takes to succeed. Continuous education is very important to her, including being part of a dental family where she can share knowledge, advice, and learn from those that have more experience than her. She enjoys her work and loves what she does and hopes her passion is visible to those she helps.