Dedicated to Excellence

True success is only possible when integrating all aspects of dentistry to achieve lasting beauty.
Hout Bay Dental Studio

ADVANCED RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY

Gentle Dental Care

Creating beautiful smiles since 1983.
Kids love us. Parents trust us.

Dentistry is our profession. People are our focus.

GENERAL & FAMILY DENTISTRY

Designing Smiles Beyond Imagination

Your smile is your passport to success.
Let's create your winning smile.

A beautiful smile. A confident life.

SMILE DESIGN & SMILE MAKEOVERS

Smile for a Lifetime

Replace lost teeth without dentures or bridges.
Eat better, smile better, live better.

Your Smile. Our Passion. Your Life

DENTAL IMPLANTS

STATE OF THE ART DENTISTRY

Dedicated to Excellence

HOUT BAY DENTAL STUDIO

At Hout Bay Dental Studio, we offer excellent service and great smiles.

Our vision is to provide the highest standard of dental care to every single one of our valued patients.

For over 35 years, HBDS has served our Hout Bay community as well as Cape Town suburbia and beyond. We’ve built our practice on stellar work and phenomenal dentists - dentists who have been specially curated to help our community and can assist our patients in English, Afrikaans, Dutch and German.

Our goal is to ensure that our patients leave our practice with exceptional, long-lasting results and restorations that won’t harm them in the long run. To this end, we’ve opted to remove mercury from our restoration materials and adopted a holistic approach to dentistry.

Dentistry is our profession. People are our focus.

For more information, or to schedule your next appointment, please contact our practice. Our knowledgeable staff are at your service to assist you with all your dental needs.

What We Offer

ADVANCED AESTHETIC AND RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY

SMILE MAKEOVERS

AESTHETIC DENTISTRY

MODERN TECHNOLOGY

DIGITAL DENTISTRY

PREVENTATIVE CARE

GENERAL & FAMILY DENTISTRY

CLEANING & WHITENING

PROFESSIONAL DENTAL HYGIENE

REPLACE MISSING TEETH

DENTAL IMPLANTS

MERCURY-AMALGAM FREE

HOLISTIC DENTISTRY

DENTAL HEALTH INFO

FAQs & INFO

What Our Patients Say

" Top notch, friendly staff that makes you feel like the most important customer. Dr. David Malan has been so good to me the last 15 months, taking great care to recommend the best treatment options, watching my budget, and today getting me in SAME DAY for a repair (at no charge!). Highly...
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" I went to HBDS for the first time and had an amazing experience. Dr Malan was super friendly and made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole process! Highly recommend!!! " YDAH , Cape Town ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewed 29 March 2021
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" My family and I had been a regular with HBDS to do our annual check-up and all dental care. I can say overall experience starting from the reception, hygienist and all the specialist in the center were fantastic. I had a major dental restoration work done started in 2014 for more than 3 years to...
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" Super friendly and professional staff. Dr Malan and his assistant Cassie were incredible and provided the most comfortable in-chair experience I've had to date. The technique they followed to do a filling was unlike any previous dental work I've had done- no uncomfortable suction pipe down the...
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" Best dental experience I have had in a long time. From booking to pre-exam to procedure. State of the art technology, and amazing dentists and assistants. All at the most affordable rates I could find, almost anywhere in the CT radius. A special thanks to Dr David Malan and his assistant, not...
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" I had my first appointment with HBDS today and with Dr David Malan. It was a great first experience. Dr Malan talked me through every step of the process and reassured me along the way which helped with the nerves. Highly recommend!! " RONEL , Cape Town ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewed 19 February 2020
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" Thank you Dr Effting for saving me a lot of money by being able to reinsert an old crown that came out and was still in good condition. Hugely appreciative. " FIONA , Cape Town ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewed 17 September 2019
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" Fantastic, quality dentistry. Fantastic dentists. Had a long-standing issue, had gone to two other dentists. Dr Effting sorted me out immediately. They preach quality dentistry and you can definitely tell and feel the difference from a typical "cheap" quick job dentist. " KAY , Cape Town...
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" Cheryl and Mandy are welcoming and set the tone and ambience of one's experience. I adore Cheryl - she remembers her patients! Rozelle and Ontle are an excellent Oral Hygienist team. Dr Effting and his assistant are wonderful. I was there today and felt like a VIP family member receiving the...
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" Dr Effting is the best. He is gentle, efficient and the job is done pain-free. " BRIDGET , Cape Town ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewed 27 May 2019
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" I used to hate and fear to go to the dentist but not anymore. I chose this clinic because they are very holistic. I had an oral hygienist appointment with Emma followed by a filling done by Dr Ivonne Meyer. Emma is so passionate about her cleaning that it makes the whole experience fun and...
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" Top quality dentistry!!! " ANZA , Cape Town ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewed 21 May 2019
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" Absolutely the best dentists!!!! Thanks, Dr Ivonne Meyer for turning my "nightmare" into a very pleasant experience! Absolutely the best dentists!!!! " ANEL , Cape Town ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewed 20 May 2019
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" Huge thanks to Emma, Dr Pretorius and Rufaidah for the first-class treatment, exceeding expectations in every way. Professional, friendly, thorough, wonderful. Dr Pretorius has absolutely mastered perfect teeth bonding - wow! Big smiles from a very happy and grateful customer, thank you HBDS! "...
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" I cannot recommend this practice more highly. I found the work carried out to an exceptionally high standard. I had a fairly complicated and in-depth treatment plan which was explained very clearly and carried out with great skill. I would also like to mention the assistants and the reception...
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" Andy, I’m back in the UK for a couple of weeks and all's good with the teeth. I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your assistant, and also to the lovely ladies at reception who always had a smile and a warm greeting. I’ll book in to see you when I am back in December. " ANDY , United...
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" HBDS are masterful, caring and compassionate dentists who provide world-class service. I love having my professional cleaning and tooth whitening with the oral hygienist, and my dental treatments have been perfect and painless. " ALISON , Cape Town ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewed 06 April 2019
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" Thank you very much Dr Effting for your dental work and efficiency. I wouldn’t normally say that I enjoy going to the dentist, but between you and your charming assistant, I could almost admit to it! It will be January 2020 when we revisit Hout Bay and I have no doubt we will meet again at that...
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" World-class dental practice. " ANZA , Cape Town ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewed 05 October 2018
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" Fantastic Practice and Excellent Dentists " FAYE , Cape Town ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewed 01 October 2018
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" I would never go to another dentist. Excellent service from the moment you walk in the door. " PATRICIA , Cape Town ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewed 4 April 2018
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" What a fantastic team there is at HBDS. From the minute you walk in and are greeted by the friendly receptionists, to the welcome and calming atmosphere in the beautifully fitted out dental surgeries. All the dentists are so caring and happy to answer all your questions, even so far as helping...
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" We are always visiting Ivonne Meyer when we are in Hout Bay. She is fantastic! " CHRISTL , Germany ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewed 07 November 2017
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" The most amazing Dental Studio where we feel at home. " ERICA , Cape Town ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewed 30 August 2017
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" Five Star dentist all the way. With State-of-the-art equipment. " DIETER , Cape Town ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewed 30 August 2017
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" Thank you Andy for the pictures! One soon forgets what a difference you have made to T's smile. The results are perfect and we couldn't be more pleased, thank you so much. T now even smiles in her sleep :> The results you achieved have given her a great smile, but more importantly, her...
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" Dr Nic Pretorius, turned a potential dental holiday disaster into a minor issue, super-fast, professional service, so so grateful. Thank you to all at HBDS. " MICHELLE , United Kingdom ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewed 19 January 2017
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" I'm terrified of dentists so to say I 'loved it' seems odd, but it's the best dentist I've ever been to. Professional and patient. " LISA , Cape Town ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewed 29 September 2016
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" What a pleasure! Me saying that about a dentist is unheard of! Until my broken tooth introduced me to the most caring, compassionate dentist in Dr Effting of HBDS! Thanks, doc you've made a conversion, and I can truthfully say am looking forward to my next visit! Compliments to your excellent...
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" Thank you SOOO much!!! Words really are inadequate to describe my gratitude to both of you for helping me get the amalgam out of my mouth. I've only had two fuzzy head mornings which dissipated completely by lunchtime and hardly even slowed me down. What a night/day difference from before. Thank...
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" It was so bad being embarrassed to smile. The HBDS Team has made me want to flash a smile all the time now! " PIERRE , Cape Town ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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" I would like to thank the four ladies I dealt with at the practice yesterday. Two ladies at Reception (Mandy & Jocelyn?! Not 100% sure of their names) and then the oral hygienist and her assistant. What a pleasure walking into your practice and being greeted with friendly smiles. All four of you...
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FRIEDI DURBAN

At HBDS, we're committed to providing our patients with excellence and quality through a comprehensive range of dental care, in a friendly and professional environment.

Looking after your mouth is essential to your general well-being and overall health. We offer a holistic approach to dental care with the highest standard of service, where your individual needs and comfort come first.

We aim to deliver state-of-the-art dental care with outstanding long term benefits for our patients. Our highly skilled team is at your service to take care of all your dental requirements.

Our Commitment to Excellence

As the driving force and founding members of the South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, Hout Bay Dental Studio has a proud history of being at the forefront of dentistry in South Africa. Encouraging high standards of patient care, SAAAD promotes excellence in aesthetic dentistry through continued education and development. Dr Andy Effting, a past president, continues to serve on the board of SAAAD and is a Fellow of the esteemed International Team for Implantology, where he served as the Cape Town Study Club director for many years.

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