Interdisciplinary Dental Treatments: How do they work?

Have you ever heard the saying ” Together Everyone Achieves More”?

If you look closely at the saying, you’ll note it creates the acronym TEAM.

Thanks to teamwork and collaboration, the human race has achieved many extraordinary things. We have advanced in art, science, sport and economics, exceeding the wildest dreams of our early ancestors.

This blog article will show you how we use the team approach to produce world-class outcomes at Enamel Clinic. In addition, you will discover our different specialities and how they work together to enable our patients to share their healthiest natural smiles with the world.

What is interdisciplinary dentistry?

Enamel Clinic is a multidisciplinary dental practice. Therefore, we perform treatments that involve more than one branch of dentistry.

Accordingly, interdisciplinary dentistry is our approach to dental treatments. It is characterised by constant collaborative interactions between our different dental specialities. Furthermore, this approach involves a high level of teamwork from the planning phase to treatment.

Curious for an example of interdisciplinary dentistry in action? Read this case study showcasing one of our collaborations of excellence.

What are Enamel Clinic’s different Specialities?

Thanks to our interdisciplinary approach, we have highly interactive teams. Our dentists and their teams exchange information across specialities and collaborate to produce world-class treatment results. 

Aside from providing general dentistry, Enamel Clinic has the following specialities:

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

Our cosmetic and restorative dentists include Dr Mark Bowes, Dr Sheryl Smithies, Dr Marc Sher and Dr Waldo Engelbrecht.

They focus on dental treatments that improve the appearance of your teeth. These include tooth whitening, dental veneers, aesthetic bonding and gum contouring.

In addition, they also address dental issues like tooth wear, broken teeth and missing teeth through restorative treatments like full mouth rehabilitation and implant dentistry.

Our cosmetic and restorative dentistry team (from the right to the left): Dr Marc Sher, Dr Mark Bowes, Dr Sheryl Smithies and Dr Waldo Engelbrecht.


The orthodontics department focuses on correcting bad bites and dental irregularities. It also helps patients straighten their teeth using different braces.

Our specialist orthodontist, Dr Petra Van Der Merwe, is a foremost expert at assisting patients to achieve their best smiles. She has extensive experience with orthodontic solutions like Clear Smile Aligners and Inman Aligners, to name a few.


Our clinic has two specialist endodontists, Dr Sonja Britz and Dr Andre Brand. Our seasoned endodontics department has helped many patients preserve their teeth through their renowned expertise in root canal treatments.


Enamel Clinic has a successful facial aesthetics department. It helps patients rejuvenate their appearance through treatments like neurotoxins, Juvéderm fillers and Aptos threads. Dr Sheryl Smithies, one of our smile architects, heads up this aspect of our clinic.

Implantology & Periodontics

Our clinic has departments that specialise in implantology and periodontics. Dr Howard Gluckman and Dr Willie Ritz preside over these departments. Together, they assist patients who need dental implants or have gum disease-related problems.

Collaboration Beyond The Clinic

As a certified DSD Clinic, we collaborate with the DSD Planning Centre to plan our smile makeovers. This collaboration happens in the digital treatment planning phase of our treatment process. Digital Treatment Planning helps us devise the best approach to our patients’ cases.

We virtually connect with the DSD Planning Centre’s network of international dental specialists. The planning centre’s collective expert knowledge enables us to provide our patients with detailed presentations of their new smiles.

In addition, depending on the needs of a case, we incorporate the expertise of exceptional individuals like Dr Nerina Wilkinson. Dr Wilkinson is a leading plastic surgeon with over 20 years of clinical experience. Her clinic, Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, is a Cape Town-based aesthetics clinic renowned for providing surgical and non-surgical aesthetic treatments.

We cannot wait to welcome you through our doors!

Book your consultation today to experience our exceptional approach to dentistry. Contact us today!