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Dr Frik Claassen Dentists At Health
Dr. Frik Claassen


B Ch.D (PRET). Dip. Odont. Impl. (STELL). P.D.D. (Perio) (Stell)


I qualified as a dentist at the University of Pretoria in 1974 and thereafter completed one-year compulsory training as a dentist in the South African Defence Force.

I have been in private practise in Despatch, Eastern Cape from 1975 -2007 (32 years) and is a founding member and director of the Dentists@Health group of dentists with branches in Summerstrand, Walmer, Uitenhage, Despatch and Graaff Reinet. For the past 10 years, I have been practising at Dentists@Health Summerstrand.

I acquired a post graduate diploma in Periodontology from the Univ Of Stellenbosch as well as a Diploma in Implantology from the same institution. Furthermore I qualified as a dental ceramist at the Ceramco Institute for dental technology in Burlington, New Jersey, USA and over the years attended numerous courses both here and in Europe at various institutions to enhance my skills in periodontal surgery, implantology and prosthodontics and to stay abreast with the latest knowledge and techniques currently available.

My scope of interest and experience, over and above family dentistry, includes periodontal surgery, implantology, prosthodontics (crown and bridgework), rehabilitation of edentulous cases with intraoral welding and fixed implant borne prosthetics as well as orthodontics.

I believe in continuous education to in order to render the best possible professional service to my patients.

Dr Jp Van Zyl Dentists At Health
Dr. JP van Zyl


BDS (MED) PDD Impantology (UWC)
Dr van Zyl joined Dentists @ Health Summerstrand October 2016. Originally from Gauteng, he studied and qualified at the Medical University of South Africa, BDS (Med).

After completing his community service at Humansdorp Hospital, he moved to Port Elizabeth and started working in private practice. During this time he completed various courses in Implantology with the Implant and Aesthetic Academy under Dr Howard Gluckman.

He is a member of the South African Dental Association, Cosmetic dentistry and Facial Aesthetic Society and part of the International Team for Implantology.

He has interests in all the different disciplines of dentistry, but in especially cosmetic dentistry, dental surgery and facial aesthetics including:

  • Cosmetic dental reconstruction and oral rehabilitation
  • Wisdom teeth removal
  • Placement of dental implants
  • Botox and dermal fillers 

He completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Implantology at the University of Western Cape in 2018, and hope to follow that with his Post Graduate Diploma in Oral Surgery.
He completed multiple courses, surgical as well as cosmetic to ensure that he will provide you with the best treatment possible.
Outside work he really enjoys playing golf and spending his time in the mountains hunting.

"Dentistry is a passion of mine, and I strive for excellence each and every day"

Tilla Nell Dentists At Health Summerstrand
Tilla Nell

Oral Hygienist

Dip. (STELL)

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