OptiSmile Team

Founder / Principle
It brings me great satisfaction to see how patients start enjoying visits to the dentist and how their dental health improves. I love it when people can smile with confidence. Patients love the natural light and high ceilings and relax very quickly when they enter OptiSmile.
Qualifications & Accolades
University of Witwatersrand, California board exam, many courses in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, developed Breath So Fresh halitosis products in 1996, patented tongue scraper, breath freshening gel with Zyclor (his own trademark name for the Zinc Chloride) sold all over Canada and the USA
My goal is to provide minimally invasive dentistry with as little discomfort as possible to my patients and ultimately rid our profession of the stigma that dental work is always associated with pain.
I grew up in Pretoria, and after high school, I attended the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, where I obtained my dental degree in 2013. After that, I completed my post-graduate diploma in aesthetic dentistry at Pretoria university. I have also completed several courses and further training in medical and dental aesthetics, orthodontics, root canal treatments and computerized dentistry. I am particularly passionate about preserving and developing optimal dental health in children and adults and take a holistic approach to my treatments.

After meeting Dr Yudelman, I knew that OptiSmile would be a perfect practice for me. We shared the belief in providing state of the art, relationship-based, comprehensive care to our patients. An essential part of this was educating my patients to make the best decisions about their health which would also help them understand how their oral health is intricately linked to their general health. Technology has changed the face of dentistry, bringing so many benefits to our patients. As a young dentist, this is very exciting for me. My goal is to provide minimally invasive dentistry with as little discomfort as possible to my patients and ultimately rid our profession of the stigma that dental work is always associated with pain.
Associate Dentist / Invisalign Certified
Hi, I’m Shaahir. I am formerly from Kwa-Zulu Natal, I qualified in Dentistry at the University of the Western Cape, subsequently completing community service in the Free State before returning to the beautiful city of Cape Town.
I completed a post-graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Dentistry and various courses ranging from aesthetics and minor oral surgery to digital dentistry. I am actively involved in non-profit community dentistry, treating patients from 42 beneficiaries in and around Cape Town monthly, generally involving treatment under IV sedation for the disabled, underprivileged and those most in need.
I pride myself on being easily approachable, engaging, patient and gentle whilst treating my patients with passion, dignity and pure compassion. Outside dentistry, I am a franchise owner of nano ceramic protective coatings across the automotive, aviation, marine, industrial and home industries. My hobbies include travel, music, good food, great company, and occasionally a bit of a speed freak! Joining Optismile, a world-class facility in South Africa’s most stunning city, is an honour and privilege. The team at Optismile is sure to lea
Associate Dentist / Invisalign Certified
Hi, I am Dr Louis, andI believe that your smile is your calling card! Dentistry isn’t just a passion of mine but also a form of artistry in which I strive to create a dazzling smile for each patient.
I’m an avid learner who continuously seeks to expand my knowledge and skill sets and offer my patients the best aesthetic, general and leading-edge dental care. I am particularly interested in digital dentistry, dental implants, clear aligner orthodontics, and injection moulded bonding. Some of my academic achievements are:
BChD (UP) 2018
PgdipOral Surgery (UP) 2019
Botox and Fillers course – Dr Alek Nikolic (2020)
* PDD Orthodontics (UWC) 2022 -2023
* PDD Advanced Restorative (IAA) 2022
SAAAD member
ITI member
Invisalign Certified
Study groups:
IAA and ITI study group
Cape Endo study group
When I am not tending to someone’s pearly whites, you’ll probably find me cycling, playing with my border collies or having a go at a hole-in-one on the golf course.