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Dr Thinus Van Niekerk

Dr Thinus van Niekerk

Director and Dentist

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.

JC Krynauw

Dr JC Krynauw

Cosmetic Dentist

Dr JC Krynauw joined The Cosmetic and Dental Emporium after completing his postgraduate diploma in oral surgery from the University of Pretoria and has become well known for his “fun facts” throughout the dental visit. He has a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and incorporates orthodontics, prosthodontics, digital dentistry along with advanced facial aesthetics treatments to give his patients the results they desire.

As researcher and permanent student he has published his research in international peer reviewed journals. He is councillor for the South African Dental Association and is registered to perform treatment and research in the United Kingdom – this enables Dr Krynauw to live his dream by taking research ideas globally and to bring trending knowledge to the local market. In his personal time, you would most likely see him chasing the sun in an array of extreme sports – from classic car racing to kite surfing.

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Dental Implants

Mind the Gap

Losing a tooth can be traumatic and leave you feeling ‘incomplete’ – restore your smile with a dental implant crown. A quick, pain-free procedure that will get you smiling with confidence.

All our dental surgeons are registered to the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and strictly adhere to the protocols and principles outlined by their latest research and developments.

We believe in placing quality products and follow surgical methods set out by the ITI. This method of practice, together with our ongoing support, truly offers you a long-term, stable solution – whether you require a single implant or a full oral rehabilitation.

Facial Aesthetics

A Better Version Of You

 We do not believe in simply changing faces, but rather in unveiling and optimising the existing potential locked within. We do this so that our patients may be the best versions of themselves today and preserving it for tomorrow.

The industry is continually evolving, with new products and treatments being developed all the time. We go to great lengths sourcing the best products and treatment methods available, so that you too may benefit from the latest in anti-ageing and facial aesthetic technologies.


Embrace Your New Smile

Orthodontic treatment may give you the smile of your dreams, but that’s not all – look forward to improved breathing, better aesthetic facial proportions and symmetry, less muscular tension and TM joint problems, and increased oral health with less tooth wear.

Has your child been screened for possible orthodontic treatment? We believe the impact of well-timed orthodontic treatment on your child’s development is so significant that we offer orthodontic screenings free of charge. Read more to find out why and how to book.

Adult Orthodontics is alive. Imagine treatment times of less than 12 months. Imagine the treatment of complex cases without involving surgery or unnecessary extractions. Imagine yourself smiling with confidence and loving it – read more to find out how this is made possible.

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