Fissure Sealant

Dr. Stephan Horwitz (BDS(Wits)) A fissure sealant is a resin which is placed in the grooves and fissures on the biting surfaces of molar and premolar teeth in order to form a protective barrier in areas where the end bristles of a toothbrush cannot reach.…

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Dr. Stephan Horwitz

Email: BDS(Wits) Educated at Sandringham High School and graduated as a dentist in 1989 from the University of the Witwatersrand. He joined a dental practice in Edenglen, Edenvale in 1991. In 1993 he bought the practice from the original dentist and ran the practice for…

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The Dental Check-up

Dr Janet Gritzman BA, BDS(Wits), P.D.D.(PTA)Dip Odont Endo(PTA), Dipl.Dent (Conscious Sedation & Pain Control)(UWC) At what age should a child have his/her first dental check-up? Early visits to the dentist have been strongly recommended to help reduce the number of infants and children who suffer from…

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Xylitol – The Sweet Truth

Dr Janet Gritzman BA, BDS(Wits), P.D.D.(PTA)Dip Odont Endo(PTA), Dipl.Dent (Conscious Sedation & Pain Control)(UWC) Most children have a sweet tooth. They prefer to eat sweets rather than any other healthy alternative. While artificial sweeteners are sometimes recommended to help keep kids away from sugar, not every…

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Dental Hypnosis and Children

Dr Tony Widmonte BDS(Wits) Hypnosis in dentistry is not widely used today but in the hands of a trained and experienced Dentist or Hypnotherapist its advantages can be quite profound. Children usually make excellent hypnotic subjects. They have such wonderful imaginations that you can easily…

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