Being an avid sportsman and nature enthusiast, Dr Thinus van Niekerk spends his time away from the surgery either in search of the perfect single track, scuba diving the reefs on the north coast, or planning his next trip into Africa. As a proud University of Pretoria graduate, a devoted Sharks and Springbok Rugby supporter, a believer of Faith and a rooted South African, Dr van Niekerk aims to redefine the dental experience as modern, exciting and life-changing. As co-founder of The Cosmetic and Dental Emporium he passionately promotes the profession by changing age-old perceptions.
In 2012 Dr van Niekerk started the Ballito practice where he practices aesthetic dentistry and implant dentistry. In 2014 he opened the Umhlanga practice where he now spends the majority of his time. Today, Dr van Niekerk and his wife Lee, together with their daughter Anah live on Lungisisa Indlela Village (LIV) – actively serving the children and the surrounding Cottonlands community.