We believe in working as a TEAM

Being part of a team makes all the difference and we are very fortunate to have a team of specialists and dentists all under one roof. Achieving the best results for you by using the different skills of each of the team members.

Dr Corne Smith

Clinical Director/Owner

Why did you become a dentist?

“Dentistry is one of the occupations that either suits you perfectly, or not at all. When people ask me why I became a dentist, how I can work in a mouth, on teeth? I always laugh, because it’s not weird for me at all. I really love this. I love giving people confidence to smile, I love helping someone in pain, and I absolutely love the way art and science meets in creating beautiful and functional teeth. I know it might be weird for some, but for me it’s a perfect fit. This is not an occupation for me, it is my passion.”

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Dr Jean Van Lierop

Clinical Director/Owner

After years of postgraduate training and continuous lecturing and education, I have grown a great passion and understanding of restorative dentistry. I believe that every person deserves the right to a healthy, confident smile and I am so privileged to be able to help them achieve that. By following the principals of Slow Dentistry - making more out of less and doing things the way they should be done I can get to enjoy the emotional bond I have with my patients. By always striving for excellence, we improve ourselves, help our patients, and grow dentistry as a profession.

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Dr Petra Van Der Merwe

Orthodontist

As a qualified orthodontist with 24 years of private practice experience, Dr Petra van der Merwe has treated more than 10 000 patients. Petra is a compassionate person who loves the interaction with her patients. She has proven over time that her dedication to her work and her abilities to build relationships has made her a favourite to-go-to orthodontist.

“Your journey towards a beautiful smile becomes part of our journey, and we hope to walk the path together as friends. We create beautiful smiles; we believe that we can help you have a beautiful smile too."

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Dr Sonja Britz

Special Interest: Endodontics

“Dentistry involves creativity and problem solving on a regular basis. You get to be a physician, artist and engineer all in one. With all of that said, I am very excited to be focusing on endodontics as specialty field. Doing root canal treatment with an operating microscope versus working blindly is comparable to looking at the ocean from the beach and then going deep sea diving. Suddenly a whole new world opens up and your attention to detail becomes much more focused. You can only treat what you see.

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Dr Emil Langenegger & Corlene Schnetler

Cape Periodontal Specialists

Cape Periodontal Specialists is a group of periodontal specialists based in Claremont. Through combining years of specialised training and experience, we provide a truly reliable and efficient service.

As periodontists, we are Dentists that have specialised in the area below (bone) and around (gums) your teeth. Working with the rest of the dental team to ensure the long term health of your gums and teeth. Our greatest skill lies in the treatment of periodontal (gum) disease, the predictable placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth, and the restoration and reconstruction of dental soft tissue and bone

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Bennita Mathews

Oral Hygienist

Benita Matthews graduated from the University of the Western Cape, Dipl. OH(UWC) and is a registered oral hygienist with extended functions.

She is passionate about her field of expertise, and provides her patients with the very best treatment and care. Benita is an expert in various whitening procedures, and continues to expand her skills and knowledge through yearly CPD courses in order to provide patients with new information and the best quality care available. Her role includes providing educational and therapeutic services in helping patients develop and maintain good oral health behaviour.

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Kayleigh Swart

Treatment Co-ordinator

Kayleigh joined the CSD team in August 2017 as a treatment coordinator. She graduated as a Dental Therapist in 2013 at UKZN and has worked in private practice ever since. Originally from Durban, she moved to Cape Town in 2016 for a change of pace and scenery.

She has a passion for people and education so it's no surprise that she loves patient interaction and teaching the different ways to look after your teeth!

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