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About Thinc Clinic

Welcome to a world where art meets science. The sparkling, confident self you’ve always imagined is possible – today.

At Thinc Clinic we have a relentless passion for delivering excellence in dental science, dental health and oro-facial aesthetics which change the lives of our patients. Our work is a 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.

With our technology and guided approach, combined with our expertise and laboratory partners, patients are able to test drive their new smile before the treatment even starts.

Our clinicians are trained in the latest global advances in treatment, including pain free laser dentistry, with our dentists collectively holding numerous international certifications in cosmetic dentistry and first world best practice

All treatments at Thinc Clinic start with a full digital facial analysis of photos, videos, digital X-rays and 3D intra-oral scans to enable us to see not only your smile and teeth, but also all the detail of your facial bone and soft tissue structures to offer you the best aesthetic and functional balance in treatment planning and delivery

Our Team

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​

“I love that each case is creatively and intellectually stimulating.” B.D.S (UL) Pg Dip Dent Aesthetic Dentistry (UP) (Cum Laude), MSc Dent Ortho (UP)(Cum Laude), FLL (Genoa Italy) Areas of expertise: General dentistry, paediatric dentistry, aesthetic dentistry , ceramic smilemakeovers, ceramic crowns and veneers, emergency dentistry, and orthodontics. Dr Dawjee has a passion for the details, from her approach to holistic treatment planning to carrying out aesthetic treatments. She has a Diploma in Aesthetic dentistry and a Masters degree in Orthodontics. She prides herself on building positive relationships with her patients, especially when nurturing young children.

Dr Alex Rawháni - Thinc Dental Associate Dentist

B.D.S (Wits), MSC Dental Pros (Wits)

Areas of expertise: general dentistry, paediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dentistry and root canal therapy. (I just changed the order here) Chances are you’ve come across Dr Alex Rawháni in the media – he’s South Africa’s own Dr Smile®. Currently completing his final year of a Masters in Prosthodontics, Dr Rawháni graduated top of his class at Wits in 2010.

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.

Bruno Magalhaes - B.D.S (Wits)

"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.

Iman Vancamelbeke - Oral Hygienist

Iman’s areas of expertise include pre and post-operative dental care, maintenance and preventive treatments spanning scale and polish/prophylaxis, fissure sealants, pocket therapy as well as bacterial, genetic testing and teeth whitening. Iman is also trained in digital dental photography, video and intra-oral 3D scanning and imagery.

“I love giving oral health care education to my patients, working with children and the elderly to ensure optimal dental health.”

Dr Alistair McAlpine - Head of Medical Aesthetics for Lightsculpt B.D.S

Head of Medical Aesthetics for Lightsculpt B.D.S, MBBCh (Wits) Areas of expertise: ageing, dental and facial aesthetics Dr Alistair McAlpine is an expert in ageing and is certified by the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. He brings together a unique set of skills thanks to his dual qualifications in dentistry and medicine.

His special interest includes the relationship between dental aesthetics and facial aesthetics, the anatomical changes that occur with ageing and research into optimising minimally invasive techniques to reduce the effects of ageing.

Matheo Kock de Villiers

“Why be someone else when you can be the best ( and only ) you! Life’s biggest gift is life itself, so live it to its fullest capacity”

Matheo is Head of Medical Aesthetics at Rosebank Lightsculpt. MBChB (wits), having completed his Masters Degree in Sports Medicine, he is also surgical assistant to plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr Deon Weyers. He has attended numerous courses in anti-aging, nutrition, exercise and hormone replacement therapy.

He has a passion for people to not only look their best, but feel, think and be their best. Why only optimize superficially when you can optimize someone to the core of their being. Dr Matheo believes that an optimal you and optimal living is possible by addressing various components : aesthetics, hormones, nutrition, sports and exercise!

Tasneem Thandar - Thinc Optical - Optometrist

Btech(optom)Wits – Tasneem completed her Optometry degree at Wits Tech. She has over 10 years of Private Practice experience.

She specializes in providing her patients with state-of-the art lenses as well as incorporating Natural Golden proportions and facial Aesthetics to provide the optimal Aesthetic end result when fulfilling patients optical requirements

Technology

Waterlase Laser

Our award-winning Waterlase system is a safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental tools. Using laser energy and water spray, Waterlase can perform many procedures without a shot or a drill. See how your dentist is using Waterlase to offer the latest in patient care. This cutting edge laser technology enables us to successfully treat many common dental conditions in a gentle, minimally invasive way.

Gentle Soft Tissue Laser

This versatile and gentle soft tissue laser combines laser energy and water has the power to relieve your dental anxiety. Because the diode laser's high-energy beam kills bacteria, it is often used to sterilize areas of the mouth before or during root canals, cavity treatment, and other such procedures.

CBCT

Our dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a highly specialised and state of the of x-ray machine used when regular dental or facial x-rays do not provide enough layered detail. We use this technology to produce three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan, conveniently in-house.

3D Printer

Driving a new phase in digital dentistry. Our Form 2 dental 3D printer allows for model production for crowns, bridges, clear aligners, surgical guides and full dentures. Right here at Thinc Clinic we have access to this leading technology to optimise the dental workflow, produce models and mock ups in-house to deliver highly accurate end products in the latest resins and materials.

Zoom Teeth Whitening

Zoom is the brand asked for by most people, and with good reason! Zoom Whitespeed's LED advanced technology ensures shades whiter in as little as 45 minutes, excluding prep time. The Philips Zoom is the next generation of whitening solutions that gives rapid and exceptional results with a greatly reduced risk of side effects. Its results are currently the best in whitening technology.

Endodontic Motors

Specialised electric motors for navigating curved and otherwise obliterated canals. Facilitates adequate and optimal cleaning of the root canal system.

Centrifugue

The concept of PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) takes blood and puts it through two stages of centrifugation to separate the platelets from your red blood cells. The expected objective of this is to tap into the body’s inherent growth factors to accelerate the soft tissue and bone healing. PRF therapy’s effectiveness is proven in treatment of bone grafting periodontal surgery, implants, healing, extractions and socket preservation.

Durr Digital X-rays

The new VistaScan Mini View image plate scanner enables the intuitive, efficient, and time-saving digitisation of image plates. With unparalleled line quality providing the most defined image. Offering Doctors and high resolution diagnostic tool.

Electric Motors

Electric motors from Sirona cover a very wide speed range and therefore can be used for many different tasks in the dental practice. They stand for exceptional reliability and durability and convince with their impressive performance features.

Ivoclar Stain and Glaze Furnace

The device has been specially developed for the crystallization of IPS e.max CAD restorations. The Programat CS2 is easily operated by means of the new colour touch screen and the proven membrane-sealed keypad. It is furthermore equipped with 20 individual programs as well as predefined Ivoclar Vivadent programs, such as the Speed program, which crystallizes IPS e.max CAD restorations in less than 15 minutes.

Global Microscope

Dentists worldwide have come to recognize Global Surgical Corporation as the leader in dental microscopy. The dental microscope adds the opportunity to enhance your vision in dentistry and offers the addition of exceptional illumination during procedures. Microscope use during Endodontics (Root canal treatments) allows for greater success in endodontic treatments and greatly assists in locating root canals.

CEREC Milling Unit

The CEREC Milling Unit offers outstanding fully automated milling process. High performance materials are used for maximum milling and precision requirements. Offering clinical benefits of full ceramic materials for high quality restorations. Ceramic materials offer a wide range of colour choices to match or enhance your every need

CEREC Acquisition

CEREC chairside opens up new possibilities: inlays, onlays, veneers and crowns created and placed during a single appointment. The CEREC Acquisition unit offers advanced technology which allows for quality image acquisition, creating digital optical impressions.

MegaGen

The Megagen Root Membrane Kit provides the best immediate implant placement in the esthetic zone. You’ll perform the procedure faster and realize exceptional esthetic results.

3 Specialised Autoclaves for Sterilisation

The Milag Autoclave

This modern autoclave impresses through its reliability and ease of use. The vacuum pump’s water cooling system makes it possible to operate this autoclave without needing any downtime.

Siro Clean

An efficient dish washer for dental instrumentation. The first step in the dental sterilization system.

The Statim Autocalve

The Statim Autoclave offers the quick cycle mode decreases heating time by over 50%, resulting in fast and efficient sterilization cycles and quick instrument turnaround. The Statim is the perfect choice for the active clinic.