MBChB (Pretoria, SA), PDD Sedation (Stellenbosch, SA)
After qualifying as a doctor in South Africa, I came to live and work in the UK in 2003. I have been a full time sedationist since 2005, using advanced sedation techniques in both adults and children for dental and medical procedures.
I qualified as a medical doctor in South Africa in 2001 and worked in many specialities, but favouring anaesthetics until moving to the UK in 2003. This gave me a broad basis to build from and in 2008 I completed a post-graduate diploma in advanced sedation techniques.
Under the direct tutelage and supervision of Prof James Roelofse, former visiting professor at U.C.L and one of the leading world specialists in sedation, I manage to gain extensive experience in treating children using intravenous advanced sedation. This has allowed me to help build a safe and successful paediatric sedation team at Toothbeary where I have been the sole sedationist since 2011.
I specialise in providing advanced intravenous sedation for dentistry in young children, but also for adult patients. I also work closely with a leading plastic surgeon in London where we use advanced sedation for many different surgical procedures.
I served as board member of SAAD from 2013 – 2017, one of the leading dental sedation societies in the UK.
I am married and have 3 young boys. We enjoy spending time outdoors, and as a South African expat, I enjoy a good barbecue with friends, rain or shine. I also completed my first marathon earlier in 2022 and will be taking part in more in the future.
Our unique approach to treating your child is designed around building trust and confidence through positive experiences so we can promote and reinforce good oral hygiene habits whilst instilling the need to care for their own teeth.