History of the practice
The Dental Practice was established around 1969 by a Mr Steele. Although it moved premises within Shoreham around 1980, it has only had four Principals. The current Principal, Annalize Van Zyl, took over the practice in February 2007.
The practice underwent extensive refurbishment in 2007 and again in 2016. It has been expanded to a four-surgery practice with a modern, comfortable reception, wheelchair access, patient facilities, some on-site parking, a staff room, an on-site laboratory and a practice manager’s office (whose door is always open to our patients). The practice is kept constantly up-to-date with the latest equipment and materials providing our patients with some of the best and safest technology available. Please click here to see the technology we have invested in for our patients’ benefit.
Annalize’s associates are Dr Neil Evans, Dr Ansonette Walles, Dr Annie Smith and Dr Mina Kansal. If you have been a patient of the practice for many years, you will have noticed that our support staff have been stable for many years, with the exception of a few additions. The amazing team at the practice consists of our practice manager Trudie Heyns, dental hygienists Anisa Karmally, Laura Atkins and Jade Macdonald and dental nurses Charlene Brummerhoff, Fiona Hayward, Kayleigh Surry and Carol McKeown. Our reception team consists of Jacqui Phelps, Gerri Hickman, Julia Chenery and Sue Earnshaw. You can meet them all individually under the “Meet the Team” tab.
As a patient, you will have your choice of dentist and you will be seeing the same dentist every time. This way they can really get to know you, your dental needs, make you feel at home and look after you properly.
We book appointments long enough for you to have the time to voice any concerns or needs you may have and for us to provide you with a clear and comprehensive explanation of the findings and options in a language that you can understand. You will always be provided with written treatment options clearly setting out the cost of each option.
We aim to provide a relaxed, happy and friendly atmosphere where gentle dentists will aim to make you feel completely comfortable. All our dentists are specifically part of this practice because they are caring, personable and approachable people who treat patients and staff with respect and honesty.
Come in and take a look around. You will feel right at home and notice the emphasis on friendliness, cleanliness and comfort, afforded to both patients and staff. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice.