At DENTAL ON GIBB, we are a close knit family of dental professionals that love what we do. Meet the team that will make your visit to the dentist one to remember:
Dr Heinrich Dippenaar
(Specialized in Root Canals & Smile Design Dentistry)
Dr Heinrich Dippenaar completed his degree in 2002 through Stellenbosch University and was awarded the FX Prins prize for the best student in Clinical Dentistry. He however didn’t stop at his Dentistry degree and added another Post-Graduate diploma in Endodontics (Root Canals) to his list of qualifications .
He was a part-time lecturer at Tukkies University along with his mentor, Prof Peet van der Vyfer to the Post-graduates in Endodontics where he also took on the role as an examiner. His interest for academics stretches even further in that he has written numerous articles that made international headlines in Dental Magazines. Through his articles, he places more focus on his interest in root canals, Magnifications in Dentistry and how CBCT scanners enable dentists to better their techniques and diagnoses.
Dr Dippenaar loves new technology and makes use of a highly advanced microscope and CBCT X-ray machine: “You can only fully diagnose and treat what you can really see and analyse” is the motto he lives by. He is also a Key Opinion Leader and Speaker for Dentsply Sirona and has presented numerous lectures around the globe on topics that range from Composite Restoration; Root Canal Treatment; CBCT-3D imaging & CEREC Guide Assisted Implant Placements.
His other fields of interest are: Aesthetic Dentistry and to see those beautiful before and afters with his Digital Smile Design Dentistry.
Dr Dippenaar is soft-spoken and he loves what he does. With his passion for the dental industry and technological innovation, he aims to change the ideas behind “going to the dentist” for the better and to make your visit to him, as pleasant as possible.
Dr Daniel Rossouw
(Special interest in Paediatric and Geriatric patients)
Dr Rossouw graduated from the University of Pretoria with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery where he received awards for top student in Endodontics (root canals); Removable Prosthetics and Periodontics. He then broadened his scope by completing a post-graduate certificate in Oral Implantology.
Daniel is passionate about all disciplines of dentistry but has a ‘special interest’ in paediatric and geriatric patients. Daniel has also mastered the Nitrous Oxide method of sedation which will make your child’s visit to the dentist a much better experience. Read more about Nitrous Oxide in our “Sedation” section.
He is a perfectionist of note and finds satisfaction in helping other people where he can. His hobbies include travelling, photography and playing the saxophone
Dental Assistant for Dr Heinrich Dippenaar
Ilze has over 27 years of experience as a Dental Assistant which makes her a great asset to Dr Dippenaar and the rest of the Dental ON Gibb team. She loves children and her smile and bubbly personality brings a calming effect to all children and patients.
She loves what she does because of the rewarding factor that a new crown brings to a patient’s confidence and smile and to see how faces light up when they see the ‘after’ picture in the practice mirror.
Dental Assistant for Dr Rossouw
Anchen brings an atmosphere to our practice that we love! She is very sweet with our patients and always eager to help out where she can. In her off days, Anchen loves to spend time with her family and friends around a braai.
Katherine has been practicing Oral Hygiene for 12 years. She enjoys interacting with her patients and always treat them in a friendly and comfortable manner. She believes the more gentle she is, the less pain and the more likely a patient will look forward to their next oral hygiene visit. Katherine is very compassionate and a great asset to our team!
Our Visiting Dentists:
Dr Dawie De Villiers
Dr Dawie de Villiers graduated from Stellenbosch University with a BChD in 1989 and has over 30 years experience in the dental industry.
He has special interest in cosmetic and reconstructive aesthetic dentistry; implants placements & smile reconstruction.
He is very passionate about people and runs two of the leading edge technological advanced dental practices in the Garden Route – Dental ON Gray being the other practice.
Dr Luzaan Van Zyl: Orthodontics
Dr Luzaan Van Zyl did her Degree in Dentistry (BChD) through the University of the Western Cape and has been at Dental on Gray since March 2016.
She has a keen interest for Orthodontics and has furthered her studies in this field by completing her Postgraduate Diplomas in Interception from UWC and progressive Orthodontics through the Mcgann Postgraduate School of Dentistry. Her patience and kind nature make her excellent with children.
Dr Johnny De Lange: Oral Surgeon
Dr Johnny de Lange [BChD- Cum Laude; PG Dip Oral Surgery- Cum Laude. He completed his BChD through University of Pretoria in 2012 and his diploma in Oral Surgery in 2013. He took his FCMOS(SA) Primary examinations at CMSA in 2013. He finished his 18 month postgraduate diploma in Oral Implantology as well as his diploma in Oral Health with CMSA
Dr De Lange visits Dental on Gibb regularly to perform routine surgical procedures under local anaesthetic or under conscious sedation at the Knysna Advanced Surgical Day Clinic.