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SADA Western Cape Branch Country Meeting, Ashanti Paarl – 25 May 2024 (WC060) Dentist & Auxiliary Team Stream

25 May 2024

Venue: Ashanti, Paarl


08:00 Registration

08:30 Prof Riaan Mulder - From Adhesive to Cementation - Simplified

09:30 Dr Sune Mulder van Staden - Periodontal factors impacting implant success

10:30 Tea & Trade

11:15 Dr Bobby Kurien - Is 3D printing the future of dentistry? (milling vs printing)

12:15 AGM

13:15 Lunch

14:45 Dr Nuerisha Singh - Oral Health and Climate change

15:30 Dr Shanne Maree - Understanding & Communicating Aesthetic Dentistry

16:15 Dr Tshepi Mfolo - SDF - The silver bullet

17:00 Closure

WC060 Registration fees:

SADA Members (Dentists) R700

SADA Non Members (Dentists) R1400

5 Clinical & 1 Ethical CPD Point

PROGRAM AUXILIARY STAFF (Dental Assistant, Practice Managers, Receptionist, Oral Hygienist)

08:30 Dr Shanne Maree – ContentedDentist / Staff relationships = Happy Patients (A role play between the Dentist and the Assistant)

09:30 Prof Riaan Mulder - The importance of the team approach for Special Care Dentistry

10:30 Tea & Traders

11:15 The Flowergirls – YOU are the Crown of the Dental Surgery – The importance of supporting your team members (Crowning ceremony at the end)

13:15 Lunch

14:45 Ms Gloria Maskini - Communication and relationship dynamics in Dental teams: How to foster better Staff / practitioner relationships

WC060 registration fees:

Dental Assistant, Practice Managers, Receptionist, Oral Hygienists - R450

5 Clinical & 1 Ethical CPD point



  • Elmarie Flowergirl

    Elmarie Flowergirl

  • Yvonne Flowergirl

    Yvonne Flowergirl

  • Bobby Kurien

    Bobby Kurien

    Dr. Bobby Kurien is a dentist in private practice with a rich educational background and extensive experience in prosthodontics and digital dentistry. He earned his B.Ch.D from the University of Western Cape in 1999. Furthermore, he obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Prosthodontics (Cad/Cam) from the University of Pretoria in 2020.

    He is recognised as a certified ISCD & Dentsply Sirona-trainer and has been actively involved with CEREC since 2012, demonstrating his proficiency in digital dental technologies. As a member of SADA, ISCD, SAACD and SAAAD, he stays connected with industry developments and best practices. With over two decades of experience in private practice, Bobby's focus is on implementing fully digital workflows, reflecting his dedication to embracing cutting-edge technologies to enhance patient care and treatment outcomes.

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  • Shanne Maree

    Shanne Maree

    Dr Shanné Maree is an Advanced Restorative Dentist and the proud owner of DENTAL HAUS™, a prestigious dental practice located in Val de Vie Winelands Estate, Paarl.
    Shanné's journey in dentistry began with her attainment of a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree in 2017. Eager to expand her expertise, she pursued a Post-Graduate Diploma in Endodontics, graduating cum laude in 2019.
    She has since completed numerous certification courses in Restorative Dentistry, Orthodontics, Digital Smile Design, Aesthetic Medicine and Cosmetic Dermatology.
    Her dedication to the profession extends beyond her clinical work. She currently serves on the South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry board and has lectured locally and internationally for organisations like SADA, ITI and SAAAD.
    With her continuous pursuit of knowledge and commitment to excellence, Dr. Shanné Maree strives to provide her patients with a holistic approach to health, function & facial aesthetics.

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  • Gloria Maskini

    Gloria Maskini

    Gloria is a Dental Assisting lecturer at the health and wellness faculty within the dental sciences department at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. She is a self-motivated, committed, and qualified project and public manager who enjoys community dentistry and is currently doing a postgrad in public health at the University of Pretoria.
    Through her experience as an HPCSA registered dental nurse, dental treatment coordinator, and dental practice manager, she has gained the skills and knowledge as well as the administrative aspects within the dental industry, including exposure to modern dental programs and scans.
    Gloria's passion for dentistry has led her in joining the Public Oral Health Forum which is a registered not for profit (NPO 259-643) and member-based organisation of public oral health professionals committed to advancing oral health equity. Her role on the NAC includes the management and control of the administrative business of the Public Oral Health Forum as it is vested in the Board of Directors and the National Advisory Council, where all council members must make decisions objectively in the interests of the organisation.
    As a Member of the National Advisory Council, she is required to adhere to the Public Oral Health Forum Constitution, develop strategy and policies in order to achieve and deliver on the mandate of the POHF membership, ensure that the financial affairs of the Public Oral Health Forum are conducted on a responsible basis in accordance with established policies, represent the collective interests of her provincial constituency and recruit members into the Public Oral Health Forum, encourage effective communication within the whole organisation, especially between members, the Public Oral Health Forum and other stakeholders and actively participate in committees and task groups including all NAC related activities of the organisation.
    The organisation was established in 2018 and formally constituted in 2020, with the vision of equitable and quality oral healthcare for all and the mission of organising and uniting the public oral health professions in the preservation and promotion of oral and general health, advocating for oral health worker rights and society's right to equitable oral health. Due to Gloria's passion for Academia and dentistry she has joined the Education and Training committee of the organisation where she is involved in curriculum design oral health education policy development and community-based oral health education and promotion.Thus Influencing response in career pathing crisis and the need to Plan, develop, deliver programs, webinars, and workshops to this effect.

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  • Tshepiso Mfolo

    Tshepiso Mfolo

    Dr Mfolo qualified as a dentist in 2006 at the University of the Western Cape and completed her community service in Potchefstroom. She worked in private practice from 2008 and joined the Department of Odontology at the University of Pretoria (UP) as a full-time lecturer in 2010. Dr Mfolo was extensively involved in the clinical supervision, teaching, and training of undergraduate students in dental materials, paediatric dentistry, endodontics, and basic restorative dentistry. She was also a guest lecturer for postgraduate programs in Paediatric Dentistry and Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr Mfolo obtained a postgraduate diploma in Aesthetic Dentistry and also in Community Dentistry from UP. She joined the Department of Community Dentistry in 2015 where she co-ordinated the preventive dentistry modules and various outreach projects. She is currently enrolled as a registrar in the Department of Community Dentistry at UP. Dr Mfolo’s research interest is in maternal and child oral health advocacy. She completed her MSc program with her dissertation focussed on Early Childhood Caries (ECC) and maternal oral health. She represented South Africa at the first Global ECC Summit (2018) in Bangkok and she is the South African Representative of Nations at the Early Childhood Caries Advocacy Group. Dr Mfolo is currently the Vice-President of the South African Association of Paediatric Dentistry and an active member of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) where she serves on the IAPD Awards Committee. Dr Mfolo has chaired sessions, adjudicated, and presented at local and international conferences. She also has a keen interest in Minimum Intervention Dentistry (MID) and has presented on Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) on various platforms like the IAPD and Global Symposium on MID. In line with her interest in SDF, Dr Mfolo co-authored an article on SDF with world-renowned researchers-Global oral health policies and guidelines: using SDF for caries control.

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  • Riaan Mulder

    Riaan Mulder

    Prof Riaan Mulder qualified in 2007 as a Dentist and received his Masters in Restorative Dentistry in 2014 and PhD in Paediatric Dentistry in 2019 with a special focus of the dissertation on Glass Ionomers as a restorative biomaterial.
    He works as a private practitioner every week in Special Care, Paediatric and Geriatric Dentistry. He is a full-time employee at the University of the Western Cape as an Associate Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics. As a top researcher, he has been awarded multiple prizes and research funding grants over the years. Prof Mulder has 55 national and international publication works available for download on Research Gate. The bulk of the research focuses on Dental Materials and Ethics. Prof Mulder is the only rated researcher at the Faculty of Dentistry - University of the Western Cape by the National Research Foundation of South Africa. He has dental device patents in South Africa and the United Kingdom. He lectures to the Dental fraternity locally and internationally and is a peer reviewer for Elsevier, Wiley, Nature, MDPI and SADJ.

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  • Sune Mulder-Van Staden

    Sune Mulder-Van Staden

    Dr Mulder van Staden qualified as a dentist in 2008 (US/UWC). After a number of years in private practice as a general dental practitioner, she completed her training as a Specialist in Oral Medicine and Periodontics (Periodontist) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in 2017.
    Dr Mulder van Staden is currently involved in training postgraduate students at UWC and treating patients in private practice.
    Dr Mulder van Staden teaches and provides hands-on training in the fields of Oral Medicine, Periodontics and Implantology. She is a module co-ordinator for the MDS Specialization Program in Oral Medicine and Periodontics (registrars), as well as the PDD program in Implantology at UWC.
    Dr Mulder van Staden has been an active member of numerous dental committees in South Africa – namely Western Cape Branch of the South African Dental Association (SADA 2009 -2015); Executive Committee of SASPIO (South African Society of Periodontology, Implantology and Oral Medicine 2018 – 2020; 2023 to date). She is also an ITI Fellow, WIN Ambassador, ITI EXCO Committee Member (2023 to date), UWC ITI (International Team for Implantology) Study Club Director (2023 to date).
    She is active in research, reviewing and publishing numerous articles in local and international journals. She (together with her husband, Dr Riaan Mulder) currently hold a South African and United Kingdom patent for a novel Dental Aerosol Suction Device (DASD), designed to improve the elimination of aerosols produced during dental procedures.
    Dr Mulder van Staden believes in the importance of practicing evidence-based dentistry. She ensures she remains up to date with current international trends and practices by attending local and international congresses.
    Dr Mulder van Staden recognises the importance of sharing knowledge with colleagues of all aspects of the dental fraternity. She has been a lecturer on numerous platforms – such as SADA, SASPIO, OHASA, SAAO and the ITI. She has also been interviewed on the radio and contributed to publications in Die Burger.
    Dr Mulder van Staden is also very passionate about animals and her patients are not always limited to humans. She has assisted the local vet with dental treatment on dogs. She has even performed periodontal surgery and bone grafting on her own Yorkshire terrier. Together with her husband, their latest animal adventure involved the pro-bono treatment of chimpanzees at the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Sanctuary (Mpumalanga) in 2018. Here they screened chimpanzees, performed dental extractions and fillings as required. They were also able to organize dental materials and dental instrument sponsorships (from 3M South Africa and Access Dental) for the sanctuary for continued treatment of these animals.

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  • Nuerisha Singh

    Nuerisha Singh

    Dr Nuerisha Singh is currently a final-year Registrar in the Department of Community Dentistry at the University of the Western Cape. In 2015 she completed a Master’s Degree in Dental Public Health with a research project entitled “Compliance of Public Dental Clinics in the uMgungundlovu District with Norms and Standards in the Primary Health Care Package for South Africa”, under the supervision of Professor Sue Naidoo. Dr Singh also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Dentistry and is a graduate of the Medical University of South Africa. Nuerisha has a keen interest in climate change and its connection to oral health.

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  • Nedbank

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  • Istrodent (Pty) Ltd

    Since 1989 Istrodent has successfully expanded to become one of Southern Africa’s leading dental equipment & consumables suppliers, due to our proven long-term commitment to high-quality products, technical expertise, and after-sales service. We are the sole distributor in Southern Africa for many world-class dental equipment manufacturers, this extensive and innovative equipment and consumable range caters to all the requirements of modern dental practice. Our specialists are available to visit any site in Africa, to assist in the design of your clinic and suggest the best equipment options. Our team also specializes in the manufacturing of a wide range of mobile clinics. We have designed and built medical, dental, and x-ray clinics into trailers, caravans, trucks, containers, and trains. Early in the 1990’s Colgate decided to donate mobile dental clinics to many of the provincial health departments, which started the ball rolling. There was a massive demand for mobile healthcare within South Africa and Istrodent was lucky enough to have a director that specialized in this area in the overseas market. The majority of the clinics have been dental, however, there are also mother and child units, medical, ophthalmologic, TB screening, Mammography, and Audiology, we have also done GP buses with multiple consultation rooms. In 1994 Istrodent played a crucial and instrumental role in the design, manufacture, and fitting of the Phelophepa train which was sponsored by Transnet. The dental coaches were subsidized by the Colgate – Palmolive foundation. The resounding success of the Phelophepa prompted the demand for a 2nd healthcare train a decade later. Both trains travel on a 2-year cycle visiting and educating school children, whilst assisting and treating a multitude of medical ailments within South African rural communities. Istrodent prides itself on offering top-quality brands and ensures that our technicians and sales team undergo extensive training in order to effectively deal with any questions the client may have.

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  • Ivodent Dental Supplies

    Ivodent is one of South Africa’s most respected dental supply companies, serving clinical, digital and technical dentistry. Our mission is to add value to our customers by providing top quality specialist products, service and expertise. Ivodent was founded in 1998 by dental technician and entrepreneur, Gary Hockly. Today our dedicated team delivers a comprehensive range of superior products to more than 1 500 dentists and dental laboratories across Southern Africa. We are proud distributors of leading global and South African dental brands, including; Ivoclar Vivadent (Clinical, Technical & Digital), EMS, Garrison, LM Instruments, Medesy, RTD, Yeti Dental, Elexxion, Florida Probe, Salli chairs, Horico, EVE, Tekscan, Planmeca and PPE. Our consumer division - Ivohealth - supplies dental practices, pharmacies and major retailers with superior oral care brands including; Sunstar GUM, Philips Sonicare, Dentyl Dual Action, Olgani Naturals, Panasonic DentaCare, Aloclair, Thryve, Protefix and Letibalm. The friendly, knowledgeable Ivodent team is committed to adding value to you and your business. The team includes several dental professionals, who help us understand the challenges you face and enables us to provide superior technical support and solutions.

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  • ZOOM

    Started in 1989 by Dr Bill Dorfman of Extreme Makeover fame, it quickly grew to be the leading professional whitening product internationally. With an increased demand for cosmetic procedures and a desire to boost one’s confidence by improving one’s smile, whitening has become the procedure of choice by millions across the globe.

    Zoom Whitening is minimally invasive, with no damage to the enamel or soft tissues and it is safe to end effective with rapid results of up to 8 shades whiter in under an hour.
    We have a well-trained range of amazing dentists and Oral hygienists across Southern Africa that can help you to boost your smile.

    Baltimore International is a Cape Town based company and the sole distributor of Philips Zoom products in Southern Africa. We’re a small company driven by six passionate individuals who not only love their brand, but the industry they work in.

    Having previously supplied BriteSmile, another Philips Professional Whitening brand, our company has over 15 years supplying and training the dental professionals in the field of cosmetic whitening (bleaching).

    Philips Zoom is the World’s leading professional whitening brand, with both in chair and the home whitening options, and can only be found in the leading dental practices in Southern Africa. So, if you’re as passionate about your smile as we are, book your Zoom Whitening appointment and we’ll change the way you smile, forever!

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SADA Member (Dentist, Dental Therapist)

SADA Member (Dentist, Dental Therapist)

Member Price R 700
SADA Non-Member (Dentist, Dental Therapist)

SADA Non-Member (Dentist, Dental Therapist)

Standard Price R 1,400
Oral Hygienist, Dental Assistant, Practice Manager
Standard Price R 450


Ashanti Estate

Sonstraal Road
Paarl, South Africa, Western Cape, South Africa

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