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Passionate about Cosmetic dentistry and reconstruction of either function or aesthetics.

Creating beautiful smiles that last.

At Summerstrand Dentists@Health we continually invest in the latest state of the art equipment and technology to provide a very high quality of professional care for our patients. The dentists regularly attend congresses both locally and internationally to keep abreast with the latest knowledge and technology available.

Over and above the normal range of dental equipment, our latest range of equipment includes, inter alia, Digital Panoramic and Intra- oral X ray machine – diagnostic tool during primary consultations.

3D CONE BEAM SCANNER –an essential tool for the accurate planning and placement of implants, as well as locating important anatomical landmarks, for surgical wisdom tooth removal and complicated endodontic treatment.

CEREC 3D OPTICAL SCANNER and milling machine – crown and bridge work in a single day.

Speedfire sintering furnace – same day Zirconia crowns.

PRGF CENTRIFUGE – enhances and speed up the healing process after surgery, extractions and implant placement.

SIROLASER BLUE - soft tissue laser treatment options and bleaching procedures.

DEGIDI INTRA-ORAL WELDING machine - for the manufacture of passive frameworks in fixed full mouth implant-borne dentures in a single day. One of only three in the country.

All of the above is backed up by well trained professional team – from the receptionist to the infection control staff.

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Dr Frik Claassen

B Ch.D (PRET). Dip. Odont. Impl. (STELL). P.D.D. (Perio) (Stell)

I qualified as a dentist at the University of Pretoria in 1974 and thereafter completed one year compulsory training as a dentist in the South African Defence Force.

I have been in private practise in Despatch, Eastern Cape from 1975 -2007 (32 years) and is a founding member and director of the Dentists@Health group of dentists with branches in Summerstrand, Walmer, Uitenhage, Despatch and Graaff Reinet. For the past 10 years I have been practising at Dentists@Health Summerstrand.

I acquired a post graduate diploma in Periodontology from the Univ Of Stellenbosch as well as a Diploma in Implantology from the same institution. Furthermore I qualified as a dental ceramist at the Ceramco Institute for dental technology in Burlington, New Jersey, USA and over the years attended numerous courses both here and in Europe at various institutions to enhance my skills in periodontal surgery, implantology and prosthodontics and to stay abreast with the latest knowledge and techniques currently available.

My scope of interest and experience, over and above family dentistry, includes periodontal surgery, implantology, prosthodontics (crown and bridgework), rehabilitation of edentulous cases with intra oral welding and fixed implant borne prosthetics as well as orthodontics.

I believe in continuous education to in order to render the best possible professional service to my patients.

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Dr JP Van Zyl


Recently joined Dr Frik Claassen in his Aesthetic and Surgical practice, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth. Originally from Gauteng, he studied and qualified at the Medical University of South Africa, BDS (Med).

After completing his community service at Humansdorp Hospital, he moved to Port Elizabeth and started working in private practice. During this time he completed various course in Implantology with the Implant and Asthetic academy under Dr Howard Gluckman.

A member of South African Dental Association, Cosmetic dentistry and Facial Aesthetic Society and part of the International team for Implantology.

Has interests in all the different disciplines of dentistry, especially cosmetic dentistry, dental surgery and facial aesthetics including:

Metal free, tooth colored fillings, Cosmetic dental reconstruction and rehabilitation, Ceramics – Porcelain veneers, inlays and overlays, Root canal therapies, Wisdom teeth removal, Placement of dental implants, Botox and dermal fillers and facial procedures.

He is currently enrolled at University of Western Cape, busy with his diploma in Implantology.

Completed multiple courses, surgical as well as cosmetic to ensure that he will provide you with the best treatment possible.

``Dentistry is a passion of mine, and i strive for excellence each and every day ``

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Tilla Nell

Dip. (STELL)

Oral Hygienist

Hantie Niewoudt

Dental Assistant

Monique Vermaak

Dental Assistant

Marianne Nel


Ayanda Thetha & Queeny Ruselo

Infection Control Personel