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 Alex 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 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 underpriveleged areas around Johannesburg, he has numerous community dentistry projects and school educational projects that he runs, and has been improving access to good dental treatment of underprivileged communities for several years with his #SMILESONKE and #PROJECTSMILESA initiatives. Areas of expertise: Smile Makeovers, Cosmetic Dentistry (Veneers and Crowns), Paediatric Dentistry and Root Canal Therapy.
Dr Rawháni is also passionate about giving back to South Africa, and has been improving access to dental treatment by underprivileged communities for several years.
Thinc Dental Associate Dentist
- BDS (Cum Laude) (WITS, 2011)
- MSc in Prosthodontics (Cum Laude) (WITS, 2015)
- MBA (Dean’s list) (WITS, 2017)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Implantology (UP, 2014)
- Certified Cerec Trainer (Digital Dental Academy, Berlin, 2018)
- Certificate in Botox and Dermal Filler Administration (2013)
- Participant in Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics (UP, 2018)
Dr Variza Roopa is a dentist with a keen interest in innovation, scientific and technological advances in dentistry. Due to her academic strength and passion, 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 including a gold medal from the South African Dental Association for outstanding academic achievement and prizes for the highest 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. Thereafter, she dedicated 2 years specializing in a Prosthodontics registrar (residency) program at the University of Pretoria. 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.
Dr Roopa’s interests also include travelling, volunteering for social initiatives, yoga and meditation, life and leadership coaching.
Areas of expertise: Aesthetic dentistry, Digital dentistry, Prosthodontics (facial and dental prosthesis), Smile makeovers and complete reconstructions with veneers/ crowns, Implantology, 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.
Areas of expertise:
- Teeth whitening
- Scale and polish
- Oral health
First introduction to dentistry for little ones, this is very important for Leanne, the younger the one starts the better, both educational for the young generation, as well as for the parents. For Leanne the idea of being an Oral Hygienist resonated from a young age, in time curiosity evolved into a passion after seeing her Oral Hygienist at work in Queenstown (Eastern Cape).
She loves working with children.
She is known to be very patient and gentle which makes her patients feel comfortable and cared for. She takes great care about her patients oral health and motivates them to maintain their overall oral health.