Our Practice.

Dr Vikash Naidoo

Dr Vikash Naidoo graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in 2001 and entered private practice soon after qualifying. Very early on in his career he showed a flair for cosmetic dentistry, and soon thereafter incorporated the art of computerized cosmetic dentistry into his practice. He is passionate about computerized cosmetic world of dentistry, so far as to become an international certified CEREC trainer and derives great satisfaction in training dentists who are new to the CEREC community.

Being invested in computerized dentistry has allowed Vikash to travel the globe, ensuring that he is at the cutting edge of the latest developments in this digital area. Technology has rapidly progressed over the past decade, making dentistry easier, less traumatic, precise and highly efficient, a doctrine Vikash embraces completely. Vikash realised that by cosmetically enhancing a patient’s smile, it is only one part of the equation in most cases, resulting in him becoming an accredited Dermal filler practitioner, allowing a holistic approach to facial aesthetics.

He also has completed a number of post graduate surgical implant courses through the much-respected Implant Academy, placing him in a perfect position to be able to complete an excellent standard of comprehensive care.

Dr Vikash Naidoo is an Executive member of the South African Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (SAACD), and participating member of the International Society of Clinical Dentistry (ISCD), South African Dental Association (SADA) and Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Dr Martinette Engelbrecht

Dr Engelbrecht practices Cosmetic and General Dentistry. She is devoted in combining excellent dental skills with compassion for her patients and believes that going to the dentist shouldn’t be something to dread. With her soft, caring and engaging nature, she has gained a reputation of being able to establish a natural and comfortable rapport with her patients. Dr Engelbrecht completed her bachelor’s degree in Dentistry at the University of Pretoria in 2008, as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Implantology. As a technology enthusiast and strong believer in continuous education, she keeps up to date with the latest advancements in Dentistry in order to provide the highest quality of care to her patients.

She has featured on TV shows such as Maatband and Ontbytsake on KykNet

She is a regular volunteer of Operation Smile and has been on several expeditions to countries such as Malawi, Madagascar, Morocco and Cambodia. She is part of a multidisciplinary group, that work together to restore cleft lips and palates of patients who are unable to receive the medical treatment they need.

Aside from being a dentist, she loves to travel to undiscovered destinations, loves the outdoors, runs marathons and is always on the lookout for the next great meal to try in Jozi

Dr. Martinette Engelbrecht is working at The Smile Zone from Wednesday to Fridays, weekly.

Services.

Ceramic Restorations

Ceramic restorations are customised restoration fabricated using the latest in 3 dimensional CEREC technology. These restorations are micro accurate and have a far better longevity than any other restorative processes and materials. The added advantage of this procedure is that it can be performed in a single visit making this very efficient from a time perspective.

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Ceramic Crowns

A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’. Crowns are an ideal way to repair teeth that have been broken or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling.

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Dental Implants

A dental implant is used to support one or more false teeth. It is a titanium screw that can replace the root of a tooth when it fails. Just like a tooth root, it is placed into the jawbone. Implants are safe and will last for as long as you care for them.

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Full Dental Reconstruction

The process of rebuilding or simultaneously restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. Full mouth rehabilitation typically involves performing procedures like crowns, bridges and veneers and in some instances can involve the assistance of specialist dentists.

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Smile Design

Digital Smile Design is a treatment planning protocol that allows for careful analysis of the patient’s facial and dental structures through state-of-the-art videography and digital technology. Today, the concept is considered the most modern, patient-centred design approach available. Using 3D printing we create an actual model of your virtual smile.

Appointment 1:
A comprehensive consultation and data collection

Appointment 2:
We 3D print your new smile, you try it on, we take pictures, you get to experience your new smile and discuss your treatment options with you and begin.

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Zoom Teeth Whitening

We are accredited providers for zoom Teeth Whitening

Who doesn’t like the sound of a healthier mouth with teeth that stay white for FREE for life?

Philips Zoom is the Worlds’ Leading Whitening Brand, and the ONLY company to offer the ENDLESS WHITENING PROGRAMME.

Simply book and pay for a FULL in chair whitening using the Zoom Whitespeed LED light and we will give you 2 FREE bleaching syringes at your first appointment and ONE free syringe at each 6-month visit.

Sign the ENDLESS WHITENING CONTRACT and visit us every 6 months for a cleaning / check-up and in return for your commitment, we will keep your teeth healthy and white for LIFE.

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Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth (the root canal system). It’s also known as ‘endodontics’.

The infection is caused by bacteria that live in the mouth and invade the tooth. This can happen after: tooth decay, leaky fillings, damage to teeth as a result of trauma, such as a fall and/or from gum disease.

Root canal treatments are a very technique sensitive treatment and thus requires the greatest of care, experience and of course the latest technology. From 3-dimensional x-ray (CBCT) to rotary hand pieces to magnification and the latest in root filling material.

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Oral Hygiene & Dental Cleaning

It’s important that you see your dentist every six months and that they give you routine examination and cleaning. Regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. And in between those examinations, it’s important that you work to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy.

During the final part of the dental visit, your dental professional cleans your mouth using methods:
Checking the cleanliness of your teeth and gums
Removing any plaque and tartar using latest prophy jet technology (air brush)
Polishing your teeth
Flossing between teeth
Reviewing recommended brushing and flossing techniques

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Invisible Braces

A smile can change everything. Your confidence. Your outlook. Your life. And with Invisalign, achieving the smile you always dreamed of doesn’t have to be a big deal. In fact, it barely impacts your day-to-day life at all.

Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth. As you replace each aligner every two weeks, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week, gradually moving towards the projected final position.

Comfortable, clear and removable – Invisalign transforms your smile without disrupting your life. Something that over 3 million people worldwide have already discovered.

There are 2 Options for invisible braces:
Invisalign and Smile Club/Active Aligners

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From prep to completion of extensive dentistry needed the Team at The Smile Zone were absolutely amazing! Not only highly experienced and professional but also authentically kind and caring. I highly recommend The Smile Zone!!

Samantha Walpole

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Training Centre.

We provide in-office training, or training may be carried out in our offices. Training sessions can be personalised to address specific needs of a dentist.

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