Event Details

SADA Western Cape Branch, CPD Weekend (WC061)

Venue: Letsatsi Lodge, Vanrhynsdorp




18:00 Dr WP Van Zyl – Healthy Professionals function within healthy parameters (Ethical)

18:45 Dr Sanette Muller - 'Twilight series' - Dig in those canines

19:45 DINNER



08:25 - WELCOME

08:30 - Dr WP van Zyl – Risk reduction communication strategies for health practice (Ethical)

09:15 - Dr Sanette Muller - Restoration of endodontic teeth

10:00 - TEA & TRADE

11:30 - Dr Andre Brand - 'Modern Endodontics in the 3 Dimensional Age'

Endodontics has reached the era of 3-Dimensional shaping, cleaning and obturation. This program will offer insight into all these aspects.

13:00 - LUNCH & TRADE

14:00 - Dr Andre Brand - Continue

14:45 - Dr Marietjie Weakley - Making Paediatric Dentistry Easy:

- The journey to love paediatric dentistry

- An introduction to MIH- a worldwide burden

15:30 - TEA & TRADE

16:15 - Dr Marietjie Weakly – Continue


18:30 DINNER



WC061 Registration fees:

FRIDAY 17:00-19:00 & SATURDAY Full Day (Friday Dinner included and Saturday Sundowners)

SADA Member Dentists: R950 (Including Friday evening Dinner)

NON Member & DP ONLY Member: R1750 (Including Friday Evening Dinner)

OH / DA: R600 (Including Friday evening Dinner)

Dinner Spouse Friday Evening: R275.00


Please arrange your own accommodation booking, please ask Jo-Mari about the block booking for SADA:

Letsatsi Lodge:

Email: info@letsatsie.co.za

Contact person: Desire on 027 219 2828

Cost: R820 pp (double) or R950 pp (single)

Belle Ombre:

Email: belle.ombre@telkomsa.net

Contact person: Corne du Plessis 079 5459 066


  • Andre Brand

    Andre Brand

    B.Ch.D (Pretoria)
    Post-Graduate Diploma in Oral Surgery (Pretoria)
    Post-Graduate Diploma in Dental Implantology (University Western Cape)
    Post-Graduate Diploma in Endodontics (University of Pretoria)
    Enrolled for Post-Graduate Diploma in Radiology (University Western Cape)
    Enrolled for MSc in Clinical Endodontics (University of Ulster
    Born and raised in Pretoria, Dr. Andre Brand qualified with a BChD degree at the University of Pretoria in 1996.

    Andre’s career started in Pretoria in a general dental practice. This posting was followed by working with a Specialist Prosthodontist in Bryanston, Johannesburg. Here he was exposed to constant mentoring and learning. During this time, he completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Oral Surgery at the University of Pretoria. In addition, he worked part-time in a teaching capacity in the same department.

    After 3 years, Andre and his wife moved to the UK. He initially worked as the Senior Dentist for the Milton Keynes branch of Boots Dental Care. He later had his private practice in Windsor. His fields of interest developed into Dental Implantology, covering all aspects of this, Computerized Dentistry with an emphasis on Smile makeovers and Endodontics. While in the UK, Andre also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Dental Implantology with the University of the Western Cape.

    Returning to South Africa after 9 years abroad, Andre and his family settled in Somerset West, Western Cape. Here he became involved in a private practice, focusing on Implant Treatments, Cosmetic and Digital Dentistry, and Endodontics.

    Following the purchase of a Dental Microscope, Andre became passionate about using this in all aspects of Dentistry, especially in the field of Endodontics. Realizing the need for Microscope-enhanced Endodontic treatments, he started to focus on this, subsequently completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Endodontics at the University of Pretoria.

    Andre moved his practice in 2016 to Cape Town with his practice limited to Endodontics, offering all aspects of Endodontic treatments on a referral basis. He has recently moved his practice to Stellenbosch to be closer to home and is now in the process of taking over DORP STREET DENTAL.

    He is also a founding member of the Cape-Endo Endodontic Study Club and lectures for them. Andre is registered with the HPCSA and a member of the South African Dental Association.

    Dr Brand is currently completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Oral Radiology at the University of the Western Cape. He is also enrolled for an MSc in Clinical Endodontics at the University of Ulster.

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  • Sanette Muller

    Sanette Muller

    If you’re looking for a dental specialist who truly embodies the art and science of dentistry, look no further than Dr Muller. With more than 25 years of experience, Dr Muller is highly regarded for her expertise in general and advanced restorative dental treatment, with a particular focus on smile makeovers, teeth reconstruction and treating conditions like bruxism (grinding teeth). Her dedication to excellence is evident in the outcomes she achieves for her patients. She focuses not just on cosmetic enhancement, but aims to relieve discomfort and repair damage from dental conditions, ensuring that her patients not only look great, but feel great too. Dr Muller’s influence extends far beyond her clinical practice. With a background in academia, she has made significant contributions to the field of dentistry through her research, teaching and mentorship of dental students. Her academic roles include pioneering the aesthetic dentistry curriculum at the University of Pretoria, lecturing nationally and internationally, and mentoring both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her scholarly work, including publications in reputable journals and presentations at major international conferences, has earned her several awards for research and clinical excellence. Dr Muller is truly a trailblazer in the dental community, constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in prosthodontics and restorative dentistry. Degrees: BChD (Dentisty) MChD (specialist prosthodontist) DipOdont (Aesthetic Dentistry) DipOH (Oral Hygiene)

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  • WP Van Zyl

    WP Van Zyl

    Dr WP van Zyl grew up in Cape Town and finished secondary education as the Senior Prefect at Diocesan College (Bishops), where he received the Lidderdale Prize for Considerateness; Old Boys Merit Prize for Leadership; and the Roston Franks Memorial Trophy (for compassion, friendliness, sensitivity to others and love of nature) in 1997.
    In 2003 he qualified as a dentist (BChD) from the University of Stellenbosch whilst also achieving the South African Dental Association Medal for Outstanding Leadership; the Community Dentistry Prize; and Honorary Colours for Services rendered in Sport.
    During his Community Service year in the Vryburg District (Northwest Province), Dr van Zyl helped establish the local hospital soccer team, for which he played as a forward / striker; and served as the joint secretary on the Sports Committee.
    Over the following 20 years Dr van Zyl assisted as a locum dentist at over 15 different dental practices (both urban and rural); ran his own practice for ten years; facilitated educational workshops on risk reduction strategies and communication skills for Dental Protection, served as the Assistant Dental Mediator, and completed a postgraduate certificate in Oral Implantology from the University of Pretoria (UP).
    Today he works in a part-time capacity at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in the Community Dentistry and Prosthodontic Departments, is studying for a master’s degree (MSc) in Public Health and serves as a nonprofit (NPO) executive which focus on using music as a means of community upliftment. He has progressed to the goalkeeper position for the UWC Staff soccer team.

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  • Marietjie Weakley

    Marietjie Weakley

    I am Dr Marietjie Weakley, a dentist with an unwavering commitment to creating a positive impact in dentistry, particularly in the lives of children. My journey began in 1989 when I completed my Dentistry degree – I have remained in private practice ever since.
    My ambitions have always stretched far beyond my practice, aiming to influence dentistry on a global scale. I have actively taken on various roles, each with a deep sense of purpose. I had the privilege of serving on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) from 2019 to 2023.
    I am profoundly thankful for the opportunity to have presented and won the bid for the IAPD International Congress, planned for 2025, in Cape Town. This will be the very first time this event will be hosted on the African Continent! I am humbled by the role I hold as Chairperson for this distinguished gathering.
    My involvement also extends to leadership within local dental associations. As the Immediate Past President of the South African Association of Paediatric Dentistry (SAAPD), I am grateful for the chance to contribute. Within the South African Dental Association (SADA), my roles have included President of the Gauteng South Branch and National Council member. I was humbled to receive SADA's recognition through the Meritorious Service Award in 2020.
    Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic challenges, I played a part in developing the "DENTAL PROTOCOL IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 Epidemic - South African Practice Perspective". Our team each received a Special Service Excellence Award from SADA.
    My ongoing pursuit to establish Paediatric Dentistry as a recognized specialty is nearing fruition. Commencing in 2018 in collaboration with dental schools, this endeavour was acknowledged by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Higher Education Department in November 2022.

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SADA Member (Dentist) - Friday & Saturday, including Dinner on Friday Evening

SADA Member (Dentist) - Friday & Saturday, including Dinner on Friday Evening

Member Price R 950
SADA Non-Member (Dentist) - Friday & Saturday, including Dinner on Friday Evening

SADA Non-Member (Dentist) - Friday & Saturday, including Dinner on Friday Evening

Standard Price R 1,750
Oral Hygienist, Dental Assistant, Practice Manager - Friday & Saturday, including Dinner on Friday Evening

Oral Hygienist, Dental Assistant, Practice Manager - Friday & Saturday, including Dinner on Friday Evening

Standard Price R 600
SADA Member (Dentist) - Friday & Saturday, including Dinner on Friday Evening + Spouse Dinner Ticket

SADA Member (Dentist) - Friday & Saturday, including Dinner on Friday Evening + Spouse Dinner Ticket

Member Price R 1,225
SADA Non-Member (Dentist) - Friday & Saturday, including Dinner on Friday Evening + Spouse Dinner Ticket

SADA Non-Member (Dentist) - Friday & Saturday, including Dinner on Friday Evening + Spouse Dinner Ticket

Standard Price R 2,025


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