Dr Silvio Suardi - Dental Surgeon

Dr Silvio Suardi obtained his Bachelor of Dentistry Degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 1998, receiving The Prosthodontic Association of S.A. Gold Medal in Prostodontics. He then practised in Oshakati for nearly seven years before moving to Swakopmund in February 2005. He has completed the post graduate PPD Clinical Dentistry course at Stellenbosch University during 2003. He also completed a two year certificate in Oral Implantology at the University of Pretoria in 2012, with special recognition from University of New York and the German Society of Oral Implantology.

Dr Suardi also completed certificate courses in Botox and Dermal fillers as part of his interest in Facial and Dental Aesthetics in 2013.

Dr Suardi also has a special interest in Dental Implantology and Aesthetic Crown and Bridge work and are using Sirona CEREC. He remains on the cutting edge of all the latest technological advancements in dentistry.

He is a member of the SAAAD(South African Academy for Aesthetic Dentisty), SADA (South African Dental Association) NDA (Namibia Dental Associatio)and is registered with the HPCSA( Health Professions Council of South Africa) and HPCNA (Health Prefessions Council of Namibia).

Silvio has two children, Giovanni and Natalie. He enjoys Mountain Biking, golf, squash and outdoor camping with his family and friends. Silvio participated in various MTB events, including the Absa Cape Epic in 2014, the Wines2Whales 2013,2014,2015 the Sani2C 2015, and the Desert Dash 2012 and 2013 in a Two man team with Marius Nasilovski. In 2013 they managed 17th overall. Silvio did the Desrt Dash Solo in 2014.

 

Dr Stephan van der Merwe - Dental Surgeon

Dr Stephan van der Merwe received his B ChD degree in 2007, having done the first half of his degree at Stellenbosch University Dental Faculty. The subsequent merger of the Stellenbosch Dental Faculty with the University of the Western Cape Dental Faculty endowed him with a degree from both universities. He had his own successful practice for 5 years in Sea Point, Cape Town before permanently relocating to Swakopmund. Dr van der Merwe completed certificate courses in Botox and dermal fillers as well as a two year certificate course in Oral Implantology at the University of Pretoria. He al so completed an advanced dermal filler course which – among other things – taught him how to do the 7 point lift technique by means of dermal fillers.

 

Aesthetic dentistry, including full mouth rehabilitations, is one of his prime interests, closely followed by his love for everything new that technology in our have to offer. One of his main aims is to change people’s perception towards coming to the dentist, by attempting to make the whole experience as pleasant and comfortable as humanly possible whilst achieving a beautiful and functional result at the end.

 

His extra-curricular activities include bodyboarding, surfing, kiteboarding, toboggan, mountain biking, painting and playing the guitar. He has a beautiful fiancé and 2 Scottish terriers that he absolutely adores.

 

 

Jeanne Heunis - Oral Hygienist

Jeanne Heunis was born in Cape Town and completed her school career in 1998 in Moorreesburg (Swartland). She then moved to Cape Town to study at the University of Stellenbosch. In 2000, she received her Diploma in Oral Hygiene with distinction. She worked for an orthodontist for 3 years in Cape Town, when she decided to broaden her horizons in London – UK, where she spend 10 years working in the dental industry.