About Us

The Paedodontic Society of South Africa is a non-profit organization with the ultimate goal of promoting optimal oral health for our Nation’s children.

Paediatric dentistry is challenging both clinically and emotionally. Most of the time, it is also interesting, rewarding and very entertaining!

It takes a special person with empathy, patience and good interpersonal and clinical skills to love paediatric dentistry. Our aim is to establish a community of dentists who share this love.

The Society has a caring, family-like culture. All committee members are volunteers who are committed to putting the needs of the children and our members first.

 

A Brief History

The PSSA was founded in 1980 by a group of young dentists with a genuine interest in the welfare of their patients; and with the intent of practising the gold standard of dentistry and maintaining the high reputation of South African dentists among the International dental community.

Committee Members

 

Dr Nicoline Potgieter

Dr Nicoline Potgieter

PRESIDENT

BChD (UP), PG Dip: Paedodontics (UWC), PG Dip Dent: Endodontics (UP), MSc Dent (UP)

I love paediatric dentistry because children are unique, honest and always bring entertainment… there is nothing more rewarding than to help a child in need.

Dr Tsepiso Mfolo

Dr Tsepiso Mfolo

VICE-PRESIDENT

BChD (UWC), PG Dip Dent: Aesthetics (UP), PG Dip Dent: Comm Dent (UP)

I love paediatric dentistry because no single day at work is the same- I love the unpredictable nature of kids.  I enjoy the simple conversations and the warm, fuzzy hugs after dental treatment (good or bad).

Dr Yuvthi Rampersadh

Dr Yuvthi Rampersadh

HONARARY SECRETARY

BChD (UP), Dip Odont: Aesthetics (UP), MSc Dent: Orthodontics (UWC), PDD: Interceptive Ortho (UWC)

I love paediatric dentistry because it gives you the chance to change a little human’s life at a very young age. You can cultivate good oral health habits and a good relationship with your lifelong patient. 

Dr Anisa Pandor

Dr Anisa Pandor

MEMBER

BDS (Wits), PDD: Concious sedation (UWC)

I love paediatric dentistry because a candle may light up a room but a child’s smile lights up the universe.

Dr Stephen Horwitz

Dr Stephen Horwitz

HONARARY TREASURER

BDS (WitS)

I love paediatric dentistry because the satisfaction one gets from helping a child develop into a healthy adult with a beautiful smile.

Dr Marietjie Weakly

Dr Marietjie Weakly

PAST PRESIDENT

BChD (UP), DipOdont: Com Dent (UP), busy with DipOdont: Paeds (UP)

I love paediatric dentistry because working with children is not a job to me – it is my absolute passion!

Dr Meenakshi Lyer

Dr Meenakshi Lyer

MEMBER

BChD (UP), DipOdont: Com Dent (UP), busy with DipOdont: Paeds (UP)

I love paediatric dentistry because children inspire me… their sense of curiosity and wonder keeps me in touch with my inner child 🙂

Dr Soraya Yasin Harnekar

Dr Soraya Yasin Harnekar

MEMBER

BChD (UWC), PG Dip: Interceptive Orthodontics (UWC), MSc Dent (UWC), Dipl. B. Admin

I love Paediatric Dentistry because it all starts with the smart little ones so don’t underestimate them!

Dr Arifullah Ahmend

Dr Arifullah Ahmend

MEMBER

BChD (UWC), PG Dip: Paedodontics (UWC)

I love paediatric dentistry because you have the opportunity to take away a child’s pain and help them regain confidence by getting a healthy beautiful smile.

Dr Chelsea Cahi

Dr Chelsea Cahi

MEMBER

BDS (Wits)

I love paediatric dentistry because I believe that good oral health habits start from infancy.

Dr Bradley Selvan

Dr Bradley Selvan

MEMBER

BDS (Wits), PG Dip Dent: Endodontics (UP)

I love paediatric dentistry because I like treating little people.

Prof Nadia Mohamed

Prof Nadia Mohamed

MEMBER

BChD, BScHons (Paed Dent), MSc (Paed Dent), PhD (Comm Health), MPhil (HPE

I love paediatric dentistry because children are my passion.

Affiliations

P.O. Box 1559, Ruimsig, 1732

Tel: +27 21 201 7423

info@paedodonticsociety.co.za