Sybrand Van Reede Van Oudtshoorn

  • Obtained Bachelors in Science (Psychology and Physiology) at the University of Stellenbosch in 2000.
  • Obtained Bachelors of Dental Science at the University of Limpopo in 2006.
  • Obtained a DipOdont (Oral Surgery) at the University of Pretoria in 2008.
  • Obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Dentistry: Endodontics (Cum Laude) at the University of Pretoria in 2010.
  • Honorary lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS)
  • Serves on Exco of South African Academy for Computerised Dentistry (SAACD)
  • Serves on National Council of South African Dental Association (SADA)
  • Internationally Certified CEREC Trainer (since 2008)
 
As a CEREC trainer one of my main objectives over the last (roughly) decade, was to impart knowledge that we acquire internationally to our local dentists. I have been fortunate to lecture at numerous conferences, summits, “Train the Trainer” conferences and numerous Universities throughout the country and have a great love for teaching. This love for teaching is made better by the fact that I get to teach about two loves of my love: my profession (practice) and technology.

I am in private practice together with my father, who was himself one of the first owners in South Africa of the CEREC 1 system in the early 90’s. This served as a great platform and possibly the best learning school imaginable and our main focus is advanced technologies and techniques. We limit our practice to the field of prosthodontics, my father in particular only focusses on CAD/CAM (CEREC) dentistry whereas I focus on technology…all technology and the integrated products related to CAD/CAM, 3D imaging (CBCT), guided surgery and endodontics offered by Dentsply-Sirona.

I live in Polokwane which is towards the northern parts of South Africa close to the Kruger Park with my wife of 13 years and our 3 sons, aged 10, 8 and 5. If time allows I will be able to complete my research in Endodontics and complete another masters in prosthodontics, but that is probably my dream and escape from everything…to learn more.