Dr Sam Thandar – Thinc Dental


Principal Dentist

“My passion truly lies in designing new smiles and changing lives.”

B.D.S (Wits), PDD Aesthetic Dentistry (UWC)(Cum Laude), Ddont Endodontics (UP)(Cum Laude), FLL (Genoa Italy)

Areas of expertise: aesthetic dentistry, ceramic reconstruction, ceramic smile makeovers, the dental facelift, ceramic crowns and veneers and advanced implantology.

Having graduated Cum Laude in Aesthestic Dentistry and Endodontics, Dr Thandar has over 10,000 veneer cases under his belt. He has a fellowship in Laser Dentistry from the University of Genoa in Italy and is part of the expert panel of Health Intelligence, A2 Magazine and Longevity.



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.




Dr Craig Pearl – Thinc Headache & Oral Facial Pain


Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeon

B.D.S (Wits), MDent (MFOS), FCMFOS

Areas of expertise: implantology, oral and facial reconstruction, wisdom teeth extractions, orthognathic surgery, headaches,  Temperomandibular Joint Disorders and Myofacial Pain Disorder Syndromes.

An important part of his practice has become immediate implant placement and loading especially in full mouth rehabilitations. He has written about Temperomandibular Joint disorders and headaches and sees the benefits of splint therapy as well as newer treatments such as Botox for headaches and muscle spasms in the facial region. He is passionate about pain control and believes in an overall multidisciplinary approach to each patient.




Dr Jody Pearl  – Thinc Headache & Oral Facial Pain

MBBCh FCP Neurology

Dr Alistair McAlpine – Lightsculpt

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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.




Dr Tessa Walton – Lightsculpt

tessaAesthetic GP

MBBCh (Wits)

Areas of expertise: Facial Rejuvenation, Botox, Dermal filler, NeoShape Weight Loss, IV Infusions, Dermapen, TCA peel, Droxy Peel

Dr Walton has a special interest in aesthetic medicine and women’s health. She is committed to excellence and has a holistic approach to patient care.






Tasneem Thandar – Thinc Optical



Btech(optom)Wits – Optometrist

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.






Grant Van Der Merwe – Thinc Dental


Oral Hygienist

BSC (Hons), DipOH (Wits), Associate Fellowship of Laser Dentistry (WCLI), Practice Management (UP)

Areas of expertise: laser dentistry, bacteriological, genetic testing and oral hygiene

Grant Van Der Merwe has a postgraduate qualification from Wits Medical School in Pain Management and Inflammation as well as a certification in laser dentistry.