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HBDS dentist appointed President of the South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry

Hout Bay Dental Studio has one of the most recognised team of dental professionals in the country, and to add another prestigious feather in the gilded cap, we are proud to announce the promotion of Dr. Jean van Lierop to the presidency of the South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Jean van Lierop follows in the enormous footsteps of departing president, and founding member of the Hout Bay Dental Studio team, Dr. Andy Efting.

Andy began his illustrious career at the University of Witwatersrand, where he graduated in 1981 with the Henry St John Randolph award for the 'Best All Round Student'.  In 1983, he moved to beautiful Cape Town and founded the Hout Bay Dental Studio, where he continues to practice his craft.

Andy has published several articles and regularly appears in the media, on both radio and television shows to discuss important dental matters and advances in the field. A highly accomplished dentist, Andy was one of the founding members of the SAAAD and has served the organisation diligently since its inception.  He will continue to serve the SAAAD as a board member and advisor to the new president, who also happens to be a part of the Hout Bay Dental Studio team, Dr. Jean van Leirop.

Dr. van Leirop is a Western Cape Native. He graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 1993 and went on to work in Private Practice in the Netherlands and United Kingdom before returning to Cape Town to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Aesthetic dentistry at the University of Western Cape (Cum Laude).

He then joined the Hout Bay Dental Studio family, where he currently serves as Director while completing his Master’s Degree in Restorative Dentistry. A highly trained practitioner, Jean has a keen interest in modern adhesive techniques and aesthetics in dentistry. He was instrumental in the founding of the South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and is also an active member of the International Team of Implantology. His passion and enthusiasm for the field are evident in his work, as he is constantly and consistently striving to improve techniques and procedures for aesthetic dentistry. To this end, he readily imparts his knowledge as he is actively involved in ongoing training and education for the South African Dental Community.

It is with great pride that Hout Bay Dental Studios congratulates its founding member, Dr. Andy Efting on his tenure as past president of SAAAD. He has been a phenomenal president, sharing his wisdom, knowledge, and experience with members while constantly pushing the boundaries for patient care standards across the country. As he takes the baton from Dr. Efting, we wish Dr, Jean van Leirop all the best in his new role as President of the SAAAD - We have no doubt that he will bring immense value to the role, and to all the members he represents. With his level of care, education, and attention to detail, we have no doubt that the SAAAD will prosper under his leadership.

Dental Care demands high standards, in both patient care and technique. Hout Bay Dental Studio is proud of the dentist's calibre on staff and aims to keep pushing the boundaries and offering our patients the highest standards of care possible. You can easily schedule an appointment with one of our amazing dentists by contacting us - and rest assured that your needs will be taken care of by accomplished dentists who understand your unique requirements.

Contact  Hout Bay Studios for more information.