THE THINC DENTAL TEAM
At Thinc Dental our work is the result of the delicate synergy between art, science and technology.
Our practice in dentistry is focused on ceramic smile makeovers and cosmetic reconstructions, the dental facelift and makeovers, laser dentistry, advanced endodontics immediate and restorative implants as well as general and paediatric dentistry. Combined with heightened skill and integrity, Thinc Clinc is today positioned as one of the country’s most sought-after clinics in the field of aesthetic dentistry.
We offer a world class facility utilising state-of-the-art CAD/CAM and 3D imaging, modelling, printing and manufacturing technology, alongside the most advanced Laser treatments available in the world.
Dr Sam Thandar
Clinical Director and Founder of Thinc Clinic
- BDS (Wits) Ddont (Endo)
- PDD Aesthetic Dentistry (Cum Laude)
- D. Endodontics (Cum Laude)
- Vice President – Digital Dentistry Society (DDS)
Dr. Thandar has a relentless passion for delivering excellence in dental science, dental health and dento-facial aesthetics which change the lives of his patients. His work is a delicate synergy between art, science and technology.
His practice in dentistry is focussed on ceramic smile makeovers and cosmetic reconstructions, the dental facelift, laser dentistry, advanced endodontics as well as immediate and restorative implants. Combined with heightened skill and integrity, Dr Thandar is today positioned as one of the country’s most sought-after luminaries in the field of aesthetic dentistry. Dr Thandar is Vice President of the Digital Dentistry Society South Africa with associate membership with SADA (South African Dental Association) and HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa)
Dr Maryam Dawjee
Thinc Dental – Associate Dentist
B.D.S (UL) Pg Dip Dent Aesthetic Dentistry (UP) (Cum Laude), MSc Dent Ortho (UP)(Cum Laude), FLL (Genoa Italy) PDBA (WBS)
“What makes a confident smile? For me it’s a smile that is designed to each individuals’ face. Its magic lies in a treatment plan that has strong foundations in health, in function and in biology. I love that each case is creatively and intellectually stimulating.”
Dr Dawjee’s focus in digital smile design and collaborative treatment planning allows her to put all these principles into practice. Her understanding of the psychological factors of beauty and the anxieties that patients can experience about dental treatment have facilitated an approach that encompasses a detailed consultation, digital planning and structured execution of all treatments. Through years of study and continued education in smile design, digital dentistry and the face, Dr Dawjee aims to change the dental experience of her patients, from one of fear and anxiety, to one that is holistic, detailed, collaborative and exciting. All underpinned by her philosophy of creating natural, confident and beautiful smiles.
Areas of expertise
- Digital smile design and aesthetic treatments
- Multidiscplinary comprehensive treatment planning and execution
- Digital dentistry
- Clear aligners and orthodontics
Dr Alexander Rawháni
Thinc Dental Associate Dentist
B.D.S (Wits), MSC Dental Pros (Wits)
Chances are you’ve come across Dr Alexander Rawháni before on radio, TV or on social media – he is not only a rapper, fashion designer and custom jeweller, he is South Africa’s very own celebrity dentist, Dr Smile®. Dr Rawháni graduated top of his class in Restorative, Prosthodontic and Public Health Dentistry at Wits University, and has been a lecturer in the department of Dentistry since 2013. He is a member of the Digital Dentistry Society of SA and the Golden Key International Honours Society.
Dr Rawháni is highly focused on serving humanity and is extremely passionate about giving back to South Africa. His Tiny Seeds Charity focuses on community development in multiple underprivileged areas around Johannesburg, he has numerous community dentistry projects and school educational projects that he runs, and has been improving access to good dental education and treatment for underprivileged communities for several years with his #PROJECTSMILESA initiatives. Areas of expertise: Cosmetic Ceramic Smile Makeovers (Veneers and Crowns), Resin Restorations & Paediatric Dentistry
“Dedicate the precious days of your lives to the betterment of the world.”
Thinc Dental Associate Dentist
- BDS (Cum Laude) (WITS, 2011)
- MSc in Prosthodontics (Cum Laude) (WITS, 2015)
- MBA (Dean’s list) (WITS, 2017)
- PG Cert in implantology (UP)
- Participation in PG Diploma in Endodontics (UP)
- Certificate in Botox and Dermal Filler Administration (Allergan)
- Certified Cerec Trainer (Digital Dental Academy, Berlin)
- Post Masters Certificate in Leadership Coaching (Wits)
- Current: International MPH (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Dr Variza Roopa is a dentist with a keen interest in innovation, scientific and technological advances in dentistry. She has focused her career development in aspects of dentistry such as Prosthodontics, Aesthetics, Implantology and Digital Dentistry.
Dr Roopa graduated from dental school at Wits University in 2011 with distinction and as the top student of her class. She received the Dean’s merit list award and numerous awards for outstanding academic achievement in Prosthodontics, Restorative dentistry, Orthodontics, Periodontics and Community Dentistry.
Dr Roopa believes in life-long learning, evidence based treatment and contributing to the industry. With this philosophy, she has served as a lecturer, trainer and research supervisor at Wits University for 5 years. She is a keen researcher and co-ordinator for training programs in prosthodontics, aesthetics and digital dentistry and presents on these topics at universities and conferences, both locally and internationally.
Dr Roopa has practiced dentistry in the South African military health services, in private practice and in public academic hospitals. She has also practiced in and mastered the art of medical aesthetics since 2013.Being the first female Cerec trainer in South Africa, she is enthusiastic about developing the field of digital dentistry and sharing her expertise related to this field.
Dr Roopa is a clinician who approaches patient care with compassion. Her gentle nature has afforded a comfortable and relaxed environment for her patients.
Her attention to fine details ensures she takes the extra steps to make an impact in the treatment outcome. Her aim is to create harmony in facial and dental rejuvenation while maintaining the body’s natural biology and function in a non-invasive way.
Outside of dentistry, Dr Roopa has challenged herself with finishing her MBA, as one of the top students of her class at Wits Business School, where she now coaches and mentors MBA students. She has also founded an NGO, Be Kind Foundation and serves the most valuable groups and communities in South Africa.
Areas of expertise: Aesthetic dentistry, Digital dentistry, Laser Dentistry, Prosthodontics (veneers/crowns/implants), Smile makeovers and complete reconstructions, Endodontics (root canal therapy and Medical aesthetics (Botox and Filler).
Dr Bruno Magalhães
Thinc Dental Associate Dentist
“My passion for dentistry lies in knowing that I can improve the quality of a patient’s life by simply ensuring they have a healthy and beautiful smile”
Areas of Expertise: General dentistry, aesthetic dentistry, smile makeovers and redesign, root canal therapy, ceramic crowns and veneers.
Dr Magalhaes prides himself on his strong foundation of general and surgical dentistry, with more than 13 successful years of experience to his name. He has a keen interest in endodontics, aesthetic smile designs, and is passionate in crown and veneer work as well as root canal therapy.
Dr Ebrahim Patel
Thinc Dental Associate Dentist
- BDS, MScDent (cum laude), PhD candidate (Wits)
The gift to heal is perhaps one of the greatest blessings bestowed to us”
Dr Ebrahim Patel, better known as “Ebi”, has a deep rooted passion for endodontic therapy and has dedicated himself fully to the science of endodontics. Ebi obtained his BDS and MScDent (Endodontics) qualifications from Wits University in 2008 and 2014 and has received numerous awards including the Hugo Retief Award (IADR SA), the South African Dental Association Leadership Medal, African Oxygen Bronze Medal, Sid Setzer-Millners Paedodontic Prize, Public Oral Health Prize and Golden key award for academic excellence at Wits. He is currently the Head of Preclinical Teaching in Operative Dentistry and Endodontics at the School of Oral Health Sciences (Wits University), and actively teaches and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Ebi’s expertise is constantly sought after to train private dentists at events, workshops and conferences. He has published his research and reviews both locally and internationally and strongly believes that South Africa has the potential to offer world class endodontic treatment.
Ebi aspires to maintain endodontic practice at the very best international standards by offering his patients the very latest technological advances in root canal therapy.
Dr Nathan Vermaak
Thinc Dental Associate Dentist
- B.D.S (Wits)
- Certificate in Implantology (IAA)
- Certificate in Botox and Fillers (SAMA)
‘I have always had a passion for innovative technology, with modern dentistry I can align my passions to create happy, healthy smiles’
Dr Nathan Vermaak graduated from Wits and has since dedicated his time to upskilling himself to provide the best treatment. He is very passionate about all aspects of dentistry with keen interests in implantology, restorative/biomimetic dentistry, cosmetic and digital dentistry.
He currently has memberships with the ITI (International Team for Implantology), DDS (Digital Dentistry Society South Africa), YDC (Young Dentist Council), SADA and HPCSA.
Areas of expertise: General dentistry, implantology, crowns and veneers.
Bianca Beyleveld qualified as an Oral Hygienist in 2006 at University of Pretoria.
Her absolute passion is people and has always strived to have a career where she can work with people. She is gentle and empathetic with each of her patients and her main aim is to make them feel comfortable and at ease. She has a strong personal, although professional relationship with each of her patients.
Bianca loves travelling, reading and being outdoors, should it be playing tennis, river rafting, camping or socializing with friends.
Bianca is a kind and loving lady who is always ready to brighten your smile!
Thinc Clinic Administration
Tatum is a highly approachable individual who has a pleasant attitude and a willingness to make a positive mark. Tatum maintains the workflow of the office by ensuring that all systems are in place and running appropriately.
Tatum along side Dr Thandar has built The Thinc Clinic and has greatly contributed to the expansion and success of the practice.
Zee is a energetic, kind and loving individual who joined The Thinc Clinic several years ago bringing with her a strong background in admin, management, marketing and business.
With this wealth of knowledge , since being with the clinic, Zee has become the roots of the practice.
Her creativity and leadership skills have greatly contributed to the expansion and success of the practice. Zee coordinates patient-relation functions and business operations. Her passion for the medical and aesthetics industry is a perfect match for this practice representing an innovative, cutting-edge organization.
The Thinc Clinic Receptionist
Princess is a kind, dedicated, loyal, driven and cheerful lady who welcomes all patients that enter into the practice with a warm embrace, schedules appointments accurately and answers questions telephonically, whilst making sure all patients are successfully attended to.
Princess’s communication skills are strong and is always willing to assist no matter the circumstance. Princess prides herself on keeping doctors’ days running efficiently, and produces effective problem-solving techniques when unexpected issues arise.
Marketing and Design
“I am a firm believer that it is imperative to keep developing and constantly seek new motivations. I aim to keep further enhancing my skills in different programs and design strategies, try new technology, share ideas with the wider creative community and to continuously keep learning.
As a graphic designer and content creator, I find myself constantly expressing my professional and personal traits and skills on a daily basis.”