Laser dentistry has become one of the greatest advancements in dental technology to date, offering reduced healing time and the ability to treat all four quadrants of the mouth in a single appointment – again reducing stress and chair time for patients.

The availability of digital technology in South Africa positions local dentistry to make treatment results tangible, allows practitioners to produce results with low variability from the motivational treatment plan and places in our hands the ability to not only have a high level of quality control, but highly exact results.

When using our Waterlase laser equipment – no more drill! Instead, a laser is used to do the work that the drill used to do, meaning that the procedure is less invasive and therefore less stressful for the patient.

Patients experience little to no pain or discomfort during or after Waterlase procedures. Dentistry and surgery is faster with better recovery, no swelling, bruising, antibiotics or painkillers needed in most cases. With this latest technology, patient treatment can be done in less time and with no facial numbness when going back to the office or school.

Laser Dentistry Offerings:

Periodontal Treatment -
Gingivitis (Gum Disease)

If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, you could have gingivitis – which can become a more serious case of periodontisis if left untreated.At Thinc Clinic we treat gingivitis using the most advanced combination of two different laser therapies, which has several advantages:

  • Targets affected gum tissue directly
  • Less bleeding and pain
  • Faster healing
  • Reduces loosening of teeth
  • Encourages regeneration of bone and ligaments

Gummy smile correction

A gummy smile due to having excess gum tissue covering the teeth, causes teeth to appear short. The extra gum tissue makes less enamel is visible, showing more gum in your smile than teeth.

A laser gum procedure usually takes a matter of minutes — depending on how many teeth are involved — which makes a gummy smile treatment one of the “fastest” ways to makeover your smile!

With our laser technology, we are able to remove excess gum tissue, reshaping your gums to create a natural and aesthetically pleasing gingival (gum) contour. Gum correction exposes more of your beautiful tooth enamel, giving you a fuller, whiter smile. Non-invasive dental lasers require little to no local aesthetic, with minimal bleeding. This technique also reduces your recovery time and post-procedure discomfort.

Gum Whitening

Darkening of the gums may be cause by genetics, certain medications, gum disease or may have become discoloured with past infection. Once we’ve ruled out any active disease and ensure that your gums are healthy, we’re ready to start your brighten your smile!

Laser gum lightening targets areas of the gum which are comparatively darker than the surrounding gingival tissue. Our laser treatment give your gums a more consistent colour, enhancing the overall aesthetics of your smile.

The treatment can be completed quickly with minimal numbing delivering precise lightening of problem areas. After treatment and a period of swift healing, you can smile with confidence knowing your gums are even-toned and appear healthy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is laser safe to use on children, the elderly or pregnant women?
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Our Smile Gallery

“I grew up with a huge teeth complex. My Mom never couldn’t afford braces, so I got into the habit of putting hand in front of my mouth. Then I met Sam Thandar. I remember sitting in his chair and being able to imagine having teeth fixed. Once finished, I just staring for hours! Dr Thandar is an incredible human being and a phenomenal dentist. Thank you for being there for me!”


“At 14, I lost one of my front teeth, causing my teeth to go askew. The care, precision and the way in which the problem was solved by Thinc Clinic was impressive. My greatest thank you to you Dr Sam Thandar who made an amazing difference in my life. I now have my smile back and a new-gained confidence.”

Claire Gardiner, Mrs Charity 2017

“I could not be happier with my results. I felt at ease from the moment I walked in. Thinc Clinic have state-of-the-art equipment and I love how they can prepare veneers while you wait! I can highly recommend them to anyone.”

Ina van Zyl, Public Figure

“I was fitted with permanent implants and what a surprise! For the first time, my upper and low jaw touched. The white of my teeth were matched to that of my eyes. My face was transformed, giving me so much confidence and joy.”

Patricia Flaum

“They say no pain no gain! But at Thandar that is just not true, with minimum discomfort beautiful teeth can be yours. Now that is something to smile about.”

Candice Abrahams - Mrs World

“There are few things I cannot live without and one is my dentist!Your teeth will be with you for the rest of your life the least one can do is look after them. Thank you Thandar Inc. for looking after my smile and most importantly the health of my teeth. Your practice is high end and has the latest technology; most importantly your service is thorough and pleasant! Thank you for keeping me smiling confidently; you are the best dentist in South Africa!”

Amanda Du-Pont Actress | Television Presenter | Commercial and Fitness Model

“Trusted technology, professional and friendly! I’m so impressed with my teeth whitening and veneers – it was quick with amazing results! I wouldn’t trust my smile with anyone else”

Sarah-Kate Scott – Mrs SA 2015