From regular gentle cleanings and comprehensive oral exams to the most complex dental challenges, we focus on removing anxiety for a relaxing and pleasant dental experience. With the use of state-of-the-art technology and procedures we aim to provide exceptional dental care whilst ensuring patient comfort and convenience.
Dental implants are surgical-grade titanium root replacement devices that support permanent tooth prosthetics that are manufactured to last a lifetime. Dental implants may be used to replace a single missing tooth or to restore an entire smile. With the highest success rate of all tooth replacement options, implants can last a lifetime with daily brushing and flossing.
We are pleased to offer our patients CEREC® restoration services – a superior method of creating precisely-designed, colour-matched and highly durable ceramic restorations right in our dental surgery. No temporary crowns are needed because the entire CEREC® process delivers the quality results you need in a single appointment.
You may be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry if your healthy teeth have imperfections that you would prefer to be changed to enhance the appearance of your smile. Aesthetic dental treatments are not meant to alter your overall appearance, but rather to provide a positive change that compliments the health & natural appearance of your teeth.
Professional teeth whitening services can be performed at our practice or prescribed for take-home use by a patient. Professional whitening uses stronger whitening agents than over-the-counter treatments and delivers faster and more effective results without damaging the surrounding tissue.
Dental crowns and bridges are custom-fitted tooth prosthetics that are used to replace or restore damaged or missing teeth. Patients who get crowns or bridges to restore their smiles achieve both the function and appearance of natural, healthy teeth.
If the nerve of a tooth becomes infected, root canal therapy is used to disinfect and seal the root of the tooth. Without this treatment the tooth will cause pain (especially when introduced to heat and cold) and later form an abscess that is severely painful in most cases and can adversely affect your general health.
AquaCare is a state of the art tool that enables minimally invasive procedures to be done on anxious and young patients. Most routine procedures can be done without use of an anesthetic and there is no vibration, heat generation, noise or smell. No drill, no injection.
Removing wisdom teeth may be necessary if you are experiencing pain, swelling or any symptoms associated with your third molars. Dr van der Merwe provides comprehensive wisdom tooth treatments including extractions.
Regular checkups will detect small problems before they worsen, and teeth cleanings reduce the risk gingivitis and periodontitis. Fissure sealants can also be done, making teeth with deep grooves less susceptible to decay.
Most people desire smooth, youthful skin – especially as age, genetics and environmental factors begin putting years of mileage on the face. Our practice offers non-surgical options to address the signs of aging. The following treatments are administered in the comfort of our practice with only a few minutes required :
Botox can help to diminish the appearance of various lines and wrinkles by relaxing muscle contractions in key areas for a softer look. Typical areas of treatment include: Forehead wrinkles, frown lines, crow's feet and smokers lines.
Collagen naturally occurs in the skin but with aging collagen production is reduced and consequently your facial features lose volume as you age. Dermal fillers can replace this plumpness in the cheeks, lips and eye area. Your skin will be hydrated, and collagen production encouraged with a quick injection that can be done conveniently at our practice. Treatment lasts for between 12-18 months
Dr van der Merwe received his BChD degree from Stellenbosch University and University of the Western Cape in 2008.
Furthering his development in the field of dentistry Dr van der Merwe also successfully completed a two year certificate courses in Oral Implantology at the University of Pretoria. He also holds certificates in Botox and dermal fillers and completed an advanced dermal filler course which equipped him to do the 7 point lift technique by means of dermal fillers, among other things.
For five years Dr van der Merwe had his own successful practice in Sea Point, Cape Town before permanently relocating to the beautiful Swakopmund in 2015.
His prime area of interests is aesthetic dentistry, including full mouth rehabilitations. He is also passionate about technological developments in the field of dentistry and enjoys keeping his finger on the pulse of new advances in this field.
Dr Stephan is passionate about changing people’s perceptions about visits to the dentist. Nothing gives him greater satisfaction than achieving beautiful and functional results whilst also making the experience enjoyable for his valued patients.
Outside of the practice you will most likely find him catching waves on his bodyboard, playing inline hockey, strumming his guitar or painting something colourful. He loves spending time outdoors with his wife Anna and their two Scottish Terriers and is an avid Star Wars fan.Book your Consultation New Patient Information
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Our practice is conveniently located in Stadtmitte right in the heart of beautiful Swakopmund
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+264 (0)64 40 28 28
Stadtmitte 17, First Floor Woermann Brock Street Swakopmund