Dentistry Redefined

The Cosmetic and Dental Emporium

As your Ballito Dentist we re-imagine the dental experience and set new standards in individualised patient care. We combine modern technology, an efficient workflow and friendly service to provide world-class dentistry in Ballito.

All-On-Four Rehabilitation

All-On-Four Rehabilitation

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Thread Lift

Thread Lift

Fine Wrinkles

Fine Wrinkles

Clear Aligners

Clear Aligners

Oral Hygiene

Oral Hygiene

Damon Orthodontics

Damon Orthodontics

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Ceramic Veneers

Ceramic Veneers

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Having served the Ballito community for several years we now have a loyal following that includes moms and dads, toddlers and grandparents, some of SA’s revered artists, actors and architects, musicians, athletes and politicians.

Meet Our Team

Dr Thinus van Niekerk

CDE Director and Dentist

Being an avid sportsman and outdoor adventure 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 graduate of the University of Pretoria, a devoted Sharks and Springbok Rugby supporter, a believer of Faith and a rooted South African, Dr van Niekerk aims to revolutionise and redefine the dental experience as modern, exciting and life-changing. He is an active member of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), the South Africn Association of Aesthetic Dentistry (SAAAD), the South African Association for Osseointegration (SAAO) and the South African Dentistry Association (SADA). With an ethos to continually ‘educate to prevent’ and ‘treat to protect’ Dr van Niekerk passionately promotes the profession by changing age-old perceptions.

Dr Netanya Godfrey

Dentist

Dr Netanya Godfrey graduated cum laude from the University of Pretoria in 2010. She completed her community service at Catherine Booth Hospital in Northern KZN. Dr Netanya has been working in private practice since 2012 having a special interest in crown and bridge work and paediatric dentistry.

She has completed an array of courses as she has a constant pursuit for further learning, she has recently completed a higher certificate in Health care services management.

Netanya has a passion for photography. In her free time she loves to spend time with daughter and is currently learning to play golf, coincidently it is quite handy that her husband is the green keeper at Zimbali Golf course.

Dr Godfrey feels dentistry was not a career choice but more a calling. Her passion for dentistry is exemplified in the manner in which she cares for her patients. Her grandfather, a Glascow graduate, was one of the first Indian dentists in Durban who served the community for 35 years.

Retlo Nakin

Receptionist

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Alicia Opperman

Practice Manager

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Nerissa Govender

Dental Therapist

As a mother of two beautiful girls, Nerissa has a heart for people and is passionate at what she does. Having been with The CDE for several years, she has become an integral member of the team – not only taking care of her own patient’s oral hygiene and basic dentistry needs, but assisting Dr van Niekerk in all major surgical cases. It is however her prowess in the art of teeth whitening that has earned her the title “Queen of Zoom”. She loves seeing her patients happy with their new smiles, but Nerissa is undoubtedly at her happiest when shopping High Street.

Savanah Emanuel

Dental Therapist

Savanah Emanuel completed her studies as a dental therapist at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. She now calls Ballito home and practices alongside Dr Netanya Godfrey. We are proud to have her as part of our team.

Emma Kate Du Plessis

Oral Hygienist

Emma graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2009 and has been in private practice since 2010. She is passionate about preventative dentistry and educating patients of all ages to maintain their oral health. She is an active member of OHASA [Oral Hygiene Associate of South Africa] and has completed a wide selection of courses including Laser treatments and Whitening as well as keeping up to date on all new oral hygiene techniques and equipment. She began her career specialising in oral hygiene for Orthodontics and has maintained a strong interest in this field and the maintenance of oral health throughout the Orthodontic process.
Her love of the outdoors means that her free time is spent playing tennis, running, time at the beach with her much loved Pugs and spending time with friends and family. Emma comes from a line of Dental professionals and feels it’s ‘in her blood’. She always knew she would pursue a career in this profession and is dedicated and committed to her patients’ treatment and overall wellbeing. For Emma, Oral Hygiene is the foundation to good general health, and she enjoys working alongside her Dental colleagues to ensure a holistic approach to every patient’s treatment.

Michelle Nell

Dental Assistant

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Dr Eloise Morgan

Dentist

Dr Eloise Morgan graduated from the Universiy of Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Dental Sciences degree. She is passionate about developing young smiles and has a special interest in paediatric dentistry and orthodontics. She is known for her compassionate nature and kind chairside manner towards her patients, not to mention her bubbly personality!

Louise Van Niekerk

Online Shop

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Ntombi Nelani

Oral Hygienist

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What People Say

Thank you Dr T and his incredible team! You are all absolutely amazing, professional and the best in the business. I am so happy to have my smile back!

Candice Lee FloodGoogle

To all the amazing staff, and the fantastic work of Dr Van Niekerk - Thank you for the awesome smile I now have. The professional and friendly practice is simply the best and I would recommend their services above all.

Margot WilliamsFacebook

A massive thank you to Dr Van Niekerk, Nerissa Govender and the team at The Cosmetic and Dental Emporium for the amazing work. The professionalism and the "feel-at-home" vibe makes any visit a pleasure.

Daymon PnematicatosFacebook

I really loved my appointment! The level of expertise in the dental field, together with the implant and aesthetic dental treatments that Dr Van Niekerk offered, made me feel very comfortable.

Naseema VarachiaGoogle

I would just like to thank Dr Van Niekerk and his team for the amazing care and support I received during my procedure - I cannot tell you how much it means to me!

Simone GarrattGoogle

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