Dr Rakesh Chandran is a Specialist in Periodontics, Implantology and Oral Medicine. He completed undergraduate dental training in India, at the MGR Medical University in 2001. While working as a general practitioner, he completed two Master’s Degrees in the field of Dental Public Health (University of the Western Cape) and Oral Pathology (University of Witwatersrand) and a certificate course in Oral Implantology (University of Pretoria).
His third Master’s Degree, in the field of Periodontics, Implantology and Oral Medicine was completed in 2017 (Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University).
Throughout his years of training and practice, he has developed an effective approach in serving his patients at the highest level of professionalism.
His practice will always provide the finest periodontal and implant treatment and care, through continuing professional education, research contacts and use of the latest technology.
Elizabeth Sajal Abraham has a passion for making people feel welcome and cared for. She is the fun and welcoming face that will greet you when you arrive at the office.
She is the friendly voice over the phone and she handles your appointments and reminders. She is dedicated to helping each patient with all their needs and making your visit to the office seamless.
Nicole Smit completed her degree in Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Western Cape (UWC) in 2020.
Her absolute passion is people and has always strived to have a career where she can work with people. She is gentle and empathetic with each of her patients and her main aim is to make them feel comfortable and at ease.
She is passionate about oral hygiene and considers her job as a platform to make a positive impact in people’s lives. Nicole is very calm and empathetic, and her patients love her and are comfortable in her care.
Nicole excels in her role in helping our patients sustain the level of oral health they have achieved through treatment. She is thorough, yet gentle, a talent that our patients welcome.
Ntsoaki Malau qualified as a dental assistant in 2019 and is an important part of our family, sharing the same high standards in care that contribute to a very positive experience that our patients have in the office.
She is highly skilled, very friendly, kind, and so supportive of patients and our team. Her welcoming nature helps set the right tone especially when preparing for surgery
Tamara Brilliant has been our practice manager for the past few years. She is also our liaison with our referring dentists and specialists, facilitating a seamless treatment sequence for patients, to ensure that the entire experience is as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
She works closely with the Periodontist to make sure that patients receive the exceptional service that has become the hallmark of the practice.
She coordinates treatment appointments and is also highly experienced in helping patients who have dental benefits obtain the maximum reimbursement from their insurance companies.
Infection Control Staff
Jane Mathebe handles the very important role of cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing. She is highly dedicated and is an asset to the team.