Event Details

SADA Algoa Midlands CPD Evening 28 February 2024 (AM029)

Date: 28 February 2024

Venue: Walmer Golf Club, 90 River Rd, Walmer, Gqeberha


17:30 Registration

18:00 Dr Dittmar Eichoff - Myofunctional therapy

18:45 Dr Herman Bekker - CBCT: Interpretation, guidelines and workflow

19:30 Snacks & Drinks

20:15 Mr KC Makhubele - NHI and its implications for dentistry

21:15 Questions & Meeting ends

CPD: 2 Clinical & 1 Ethical CPD point for full attendance


5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Dr Dittmar Eichoff - Myofunctional therapy
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Dr Herman Bekker - CBCT: Interpretation, guidelines and workflow
7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
8:15 PM - 9:00 PM
NHI and its implications for dentistry


  • Herman Bekker

    Herman Bekker

    Originally from the Eastern Cape, Dr. Bekker returned to take over Dentists at Health Summerstrand in 2022 after the passing of the beloved Dr Frik Claasen.

    Dr Bekker qualified at University of Pretoria in 2016 and continued to complete his postgraduate certificate in Oral Implantology in 2017. He then obtained 2 more postgraduate diplomas, one in Prosthodontics at the University of Pretoria in 2020 and the second in Laser Dentistry at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany in 2022.

    He will complete his third postgraduate diploma in 2023 in Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of the Western Cape.
    Passionate about dentistry he follows a comprehensive and modern approach to dental care. This ensures long-lasting results and many happy smiles. He will be able to help with any advanced and general dental needs.

    When he is not working, he loves traveling and exploring new destinations with his lovely wife. His other interests are aviation, photography, outdooring and fly fishing.

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  • Ditmarr Eichoff

    Ditmarr Eichoff

    Dittmar graduated in 1982 at the University of Stellenbosch Dental School, South Africa. Over the past 35 years since graduating he has been a General Dentist in Grahamstown, South Africa. Over the years he embarked upon and acquired several post graduate qualifications – PGD Oral Med (Stell – 1996), PGD Dental Implantology (Univ Western Cape – 2006), International Certificate in Dental Sleep Med (ACSDD_USA – 2013) and is presently engaged in an MS degree in Behavioral Sciences (Graduate School of Behavioral Sciences_USA – Prof Peter Litchfield).
    In 2007 he realized the flaws of “traditional” retractive fixed Orthodontics and as a result embarked upon an intensive journey into the fascinating science of Functional Orthodontics. In this time he has been mentored by amongst others, Dr John Flutter from Brisbane, Australia and especially Dr Skip Truitt from Gainesville, Texas, USA. Dittmar has travelled extensively in pursuit of knowledge and skills and is presently a member of the BSSCMD (Brit), the IAO (USA), the AFDC (USA), the International Elexxion Study Group (Dubai) and a diplomat of the ACSDD (USA).
    In addition he presently serves as Dental Advisor on the board of MySleep in South Africa and shall shortly be working in collaboration with Dr Isabella Fini Storchi, an ENT, in Florence, Italy associated with the University of Genoa Medical School and Dr Darius Mögthader, a dentist general, in Oppenheim, Germany to explore and refine protocols for the use of the Elexxion Claros Snore3 Diode Laser in treating OSA and snoring in adults. He also served on the committee of the Eastern Cape Branch of the then Dental Association of South Africa (DASA) and has been a committed Rotarian for 20 years before resigning in 2017 due to domestic and professional commitments. Dr Eichhoff has restricted his practice to Early Intervention Orthopaedics for children, the treatment of OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) for adults and children and snoring in adults.
    Adult OSA and Snoring – a Multidisciplinary approach to treating Adult OSA and Snoring
    Snoring in adults is considered as an early warning sign of OSA. Snoring may be benign but, in many cases, may be an early warning sign of OSA. It is, furthermore, very embarrassing for the snorer and a matter of domestic conflict in families especially amongst spouses. Conventional treatment is usually very painful, aggressive, invasive and irreversible requiring surgery and hospitalization with the result often being only partially successful or even a complete failure. This presentation will present a simple classification of snoring in adults and will explore the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of snoring using a multi-disciplinary, team approach with particular emphasis on using modern technology such as the Elexxion Snore3 Diode Laser as a treatment protocol on its own or as part of a staged multidisciplinary approach to non-surgically, non-invasively, safely and comfortably reduce flaccid retro-oral soft tissues such as a long palatal drape, a long and/or broad uvula and a tongue base which has been retracted into the oro-pharyngeal airway space.

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  • KC Makhubele (Mr)

    KC Makhubele



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SADA Member (Dentist)

SADA Member (Dentist)

Member Price Complimentary
SADA Non-Member (Dentist)

SADA Non-Member (Dentist)

Standard Price R 300
Oral Hygienist

Oral Hygienist

Standard Price R 250
Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

Standard Price R 250
Dental Therapist

Dental Therapist

Standard Price R 300


Walmer Golf Club

90 River Rd

Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, South Africa

If you have any questions please contact Marilize Janse van Rensburg

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