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Our Team


Occupational Therapists

oral hygienists

dental assistants



Dr. James van der Westhuyzen completed his B.Ch.D at University of Stellenbosch in 1990 after which he completed his one year Military Service in the Northern Cape. In 1991 he joined the Dental Practice of Dr. Thomas Brummer in Wynberg. He had the privilege of working with and learning from Dr. Brummer for the next 5 years, after which Dr. Brummer retired.

The Wynberg practice moved to Plumstead where Dr. van der Westhuyzen practiced from his residence for the next 18 years. Dr. van der Westhuyzen’s calm disposition makes a big difference when tending to the dental needs of patients that are anxious or fearful.

Dr. van der Westhuyzen has a keen interest in the field of restorative techniques, crown and bridge work and ensures that he stays abreast of the latest trends and techniques by regularly attending relevant refresher courses.

With a vision of expanding the practice, Dr. van der Westhuyzen relocated his practice to larger premises in Bergvliet. From here he continues to provide dental care in his customary gentle and caring manner.

Dr. Mathew-Daniel Westdyk

Mathew-Daniel completed his undergraduate studies at the University of the Western Cape in 2019 after which he completed his community service in the North West. 

During his undergraduate studies he developed a keen interest in conservative dentistry and oral surgery. He achieved accolades including the Faculty prize for the most distinguished Undergraduate Clinical achievement and the South African Dental Association prize for outstanding achievement in Oral Pathology. 

His community service year allowed him to improve his skills and expand his knowledge. Mathew-Daniel’s caring nature allows him to build a rapport with patients and strive to achieve the best result for them. He has a passion for academics and in his free time enjoys outdoor living and sports.

Dr. Willemien le Roux

Willemien le Roux completed her BChD degree in 2004 at the University of Pretoria. She spent the next few years in private practice in Johannesburg, gaining experience and confidence in different fields of dentistry. She moved to Cape Town in 2012 with her family. Willemien has a keen interest in paediatric dentistry and enjoys the artistic challenge every restoration offers. 

Willemien loves spending time in nature with her kids. Her favourite hobby is mountain biking.

Dr Steven Kingsley

Dr Steven Kingsley graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) with his dentistry (BDS) degree in 2013. Following completing his community service year at various government dental clinics for the Ekurhuleni Department of Health in Gauteng, he began his career in private dental practice in Bedfordview, Johannesburg in 2015. Dr Kingsley and his wife decided to make the move to the beautiful Western Cape in 2022 and have since taken up residence in Cape Town.

Dr Steven Kingsley has a keen interest in rehabilitative, prosthetic and restorative dentistry believing that oral health is a critical component of holistic, overall well being. His skills and knowledge are kept fresh with regular attendance to conferences, meetings and courses, essential in the ever evolving science of dentistry. Dr Kingsley loves to spend his free time outdoors cycling, walking and when he can, regularly vacations to the beautiful spaces South Africa has to offer with family and friends.


Louise van der Westhuyzen qualified as an Occupational Therapist at University of Stellenbosch in 1988. Louise gained her experience in both the Public and Private sectors and went on to establish her own private practice called Brain Dynamics. Louise’s field of interest includes helping people with Anxiety , Depression, Attentional and Cognitive difficulties. Louise specialises in Stress Management making use of the latest Biofeedback technologies, assisting clients with the improvement of their own health and performance at work/school, in sport or in the arts.


Julia Buchanan qualified as an Occupational Therapist (OT) at the University of Cape Town in 1988. She obtained general experience working as an OT in South Africa and the UK, and then extensive experience working as a disability claims consultant within the insurance industry.

Julia has been in private practice since 2010, and her scope of practice currently includes the following:

  • Functional and work capacity evaluations.
  • Case management, including clinical / rehabilitative and return-to-work case management.
  • Medico-legal evaluations - including road accident, personal injury, and medical malpractice claims.
  • General consulting work related to the management of disability and challenges faced by the older person in all spheres of life.

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