Prof André van Zyl Specialist: Oral Medicine and Periodontics in Hermanus.
Prof Andre van Zyl Specialist Dentist in Hermanus
Previously Professor at the University of Pretoria Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine. Now open, the first Dental Implant Clinic in Hermanus.
What is a Periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist that has completed a postgraduate specialist degree in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease, and in the placement of dental implants.
Scaling and root planing is a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus [tartar] from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins.
About Dental Specialist/Periodontist Andre van Zyl
Andre van Zyl graduated as a dental specialist from Stellenbosch in 1983 and as a specialist in Oral Medicine and Periodontics (Cum Laude) in 1989, the first to achieve this honour at Stellenbosch University. He spent 7 years in private practice in Cape Town and London and became Head of the Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontics at Stellenbosch in 1998. He started the first Post-Graduate Diploma in Implantology in South Africa (2002) and was appointed as Head of the Department of Periodontics, University of Pretoria in August 2006. In 2013 his department was awarded an ITI (International Team for Implantology) Center of Excellence (one of 8 in the world) and an ITI Scholarship Center (one of 21 in the world).
Special interests include Implant Dentistry, Aesthetic Periodontal Surgery, Treatment of periodontitis and Oral Cancer. He has published in the field nationally and internationally.
Andre is on the editorial boards of the following scientific journals:
South African Dental Journal
International Dentistry Journal- African Edition.
He has lectured at numerous congresses nationally and internationally, and returned to full-time private practice in Hermanus, Western Cape in March 2018.
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