Silver Oaks Dental Clinic, established in 2010 and in its present Durban location since 2014, is a relative newcomer on the global dentistry scene. The clinic is known for cosmetic, implant, and general dentistry, with a focus on smile design and placement of implants, veneers, and crowns. Other services include bridges, dentures, extraction, bone grafting, root canal, fillings, and teeth whitening.
Affordable treatment costs at Silver Oaks help draw around 150 dental travelers per year from countries such as the UK, the US, and the UAE as well as Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, France, and Italy.
Dental surgeons Dr. Roy Richard Huson and Dr. Francois Coetzee are specialists in cosmetic dentistry and implantology. Two nurses, two hygienists, three lab technicians (who lecture internationally on dental ceramic design), and an in-house anesthetist round out the Silver Oaks staff. The clinic also brings in nearby specialists for patients who require additional treatment such as periodontal care, orthodontics, or maxillofacial surgery.
“Passionate about creating perfect smiles,” they emphasize the use of minimally invasive techniques and offer “Wand” pain-free injections to reassure nervous patients.
Silver Oaks utilizes advanced digital technologies (photography, x-ray, laser, CT, and CAD-CAM) for imaging, smile makeover “blueprinting,” guided implant surgery, and design and milling of crowns/inlays/veneers/full arches. The clinic’s sunny, high-rise office suite also features an on-site lab, enabling work to be completed very quickly—in many cases, a same-day smile makeover with crowns/veneers—with immediate modifications if needed to ensure the patient’s complete satisfaction. The lab imports high-quality dental materials and does not use mercury or any other metals.
Silver Oaks’ primary staff speaks English and Afrikaans, and translation is available for Dutch, French, German, Greek, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Silver Oaks can also help to coordinate arrangements for often-sought side trips at accommodations such as nearby beachfront hotels, or game and safari lodges farther inland.
Last updated on 28 January 2016
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