About your Periodontist Hendrik de Waal
Who is Dr. Hendrik de Waal?
Dr. de Waal was born in 1955 in Zimbabwe. He graduated from the University of Pretoria School of Dental Medicine in 1978 with a B.Ch.D. Degree. After practising in the U.K. from 1979-1984, he completed his 3-year speciality training in Periodontics at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, U.S.A. in 1987. Dr. de Waal has been in specialist-periodontics private practice since 1987, but also held visiting-professor posts in the Periodontics Departments of both Pretoria and Boston universities. He lectures nationally and internationally and has published numerous articles on current topics of interest in clinical periodontics. Dr. de Waal is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is registered as a SPECIALIST IN PERIODONTICS in the U.K., U.S.A. and Germany.
“My philosophy of treating gum problems is to use a gentle, conservative NONSURGICAL approach whenever possible. I want to treat you in a way that is not only effective, but also comfortable and AFFORDABLE.”
Member of CHAO PINHOLE ACADEMY
A Strong Educational Background
In April, 2016, completed the required training to become a member of the worldwide CHAO PINHOLE GUM REJUVENATION ACADEMY, specializing in the scalpel-free, minimal surgical, correction of unaesthetic, receding gum problems.
Active in Professional Organisations
“Professional group memberships are another way that I work to keep current on new developments in periodontics. The knowledge I gain through these memberships, in combination with my ongoing education, means that I will continue to meet the very high standards set by the leaders in the field of periodontics.”
“I continue to lecture extensively on the various methods of treating periodontal disease at dental meetings and universities nationally and internationally. I want to share with my colleagues the expertise that I have acquired in my 35 years of practice.”
Serving the Community
“I feel that as a periodontist, I offer an important service to the community at large. After all, gum disease is the number-one cause of adult tooth loss. Through our office and volunteer efforts, we have been able to give literally thousands of individuals the kind of effective relief and care they need.”