Dr Willem Kearney [Owner/Principal]
Dr Kearney matriculated from the Hoërskool Nylstroom in 1986. He then did his two years national service after which he went to study dentistry at the University of Pretoria for five and a half years. He served on the Dental Student Council for two years and also as Chairman of the Dental Student Council.
Dr Kearney is the past president and current vice-president of the Pretoria Branch of the South African Dental Association (SADA). He also serves on the SADA National Council and two sub committees.
Dr Kearney is a member of the South African Association of Aesthetic Dentistry (SAAAD).
He received the following awards from the University:
- Deans award for best student BChD I, II and II.
- Middleton-Shaw prize in 1993 for the best pre-graduate presentation at the South-African division of the IADR.
- Henry St. John Randell Medal for the final year student with excellent character, leadership, sportsmanship and satisfactory academic career.
- Dr Jan Stegmann prize for the best achievement in Clinical Basic Restorative Dentistry.
- Oral B prize for the best student in Dental Materials.
- Prossa prize for the best student in Clinical Fixed Prosthetics.
- A D Laboratories Dentsply prize for the student who has proved himself to be the best equipped to run a successful dental practice.
Dr Kearney was awarded the BChD degree in Dentistry at the University of Pretoria in June 1994.
Dr Kearney worked in Empangeni for eight months after his studies and then started his own practice in Groblersdal from 1994 - 2004. During this period he also studied further completing a two year diploma in orthodontics in 2003, Cum Laude.
He completed a certificate in Dental Implantology in 2012.
He lectured at the University of Pretoria in the orthodontic department for a number of years.
Dr Kearney relocated to Centurion and started Smile Care Dental Studio in the Centurion Mall in September 2004.
In February 2017 Dr Kearney re-branded the business to Dr Kearney Advanced Dentistry and relocated to their new custom built premises on the cnrs of John Vorster and Akkerboom Streets in Centurion. Dr Kearney has a passion for the renovation of deteriorated dentition to its former beauty and concentrates mainly on this aspect of Dentistry.
Dr Chris Traut [Dentist]
Born and bred in the Western Cape, doctor Chris Traut studied Dentistry at the University Western Cape. He graduated top of his class in December 2016, a position he held for the full five year duration of his studies.
Upon graduation he received numerous awards for his academic achievements, most notably the Dean's award for most distinguished undergraduate career and the SADA gold medal for academic excellence.
He then proceeded to commence with his community service year at Simon's Town Naval base, where he was fortunate enough to provide his patients with a comprehensive and holistic approach to treatment. Dr Traut joined Dr Kearney's team in January 2018.
Dr Traut has a motivation towards expanding and continually improving his range of clinical skills. He has special interest in the fields of paediatric dentistry and orthodontics. He is proficient in the field of aesthetic dentistry and the use of Botulinum toxin for aesthetic softening of aging lines and in the treatment of bruxism.
In his personal time he enjoys spending time with friends and family, fine dining experiences and music festivals.
Angelique Kearney [Oral Hygienist / Practice Manager]
I graduated as an Oral Hygienist at the University of Pretoria. My husband, dr. Willem Kearney, and I have been practicing together since 1994. I am one of two Oral Hygienists in our practice and I am the Practice Manager.
I have an Advanced University diploma in Practice Management from The University of Pretoria, which equips me well in my current position. I have also furthered my studies and I am now registered at the HPCSA as an Oral Hygienist in Independent Private Practice.
I am the past Gauteng Branch Chair and the President of OHASA (Oral Hygienist`s Association of South Africa)
I am currently a part-time lecturer and supervisor for the BOHSc students at Wits (University of the Witwatersrand) I have a passion for teaching and my profession so I am busy with a part-time post grad diploma in Health Science Education.
Always strive for Excellence and not perfection is my life`s motto!
Juanita Du Raan [Oral Hygienist]I graduated as an Oral Hygienist from the University of Pretoria in 2003 where I obtained my University Diploma in Oral Hygiene.
Since then I’ve worked in different dental practices and specialties where I obtained different skills, such as general dentistry, orthodontics, and periodontics.
As an oral hygienist, my focus is on providing high-quality care to my patients and educating them on how to maintain good oral health. I am committed to making hygiene appointments a comfortable and positive experience. I am here to access your dental history, listen to your concerns, and plan for a healthy future. Together, with the dental team, I will formulate patient-centered hygiene care plans that meet all of your dental needs.
During hygiene visits, I encourage patients to ask as many questions as possible. This allows me to personalize treatment and enable patients to be involved in their treatment. I also stay current on new technologies, hygiene products, and attend continuing education classes regularly.
Thobekile Shange [Dental Assistant]I grew up in KZN in the small town called Port Shepstone, on the South Coast. I graduated in Dental Assisting at the Tshwane University of Technology in 2015. I worked with an orthodontist before joining Dr. Kearney's Advanced Dentistry.
I am a well mannered, energetic, hard-working individual, who has a passion for working with people. I'm flexible in working as an individual or team player. Always keen on learning new things every day to improve my working skills.
Rinah Monama [Dental Assistant]I grew up in a small town called Cullinan in Pretoria East and moved to Lotus Gardens(PTA West) in 2018.
I started working as a Dental Assistant in 2010. I qualified in 2015 with a national certificate in Dental Assisting, at the Tshwane University of Technology.
I've worked in numerous practices gaining a lot of skills and knowledge. My role as a dental assistant I take very seriously. I am passionate about my work and I love people.
I always go out of my way to make the patients feel comfortable and to assist Dr. Kearney to the best of my ability.
Claré de Lange [Customer Care Consultant]
I am a Customer Care Consultant in the practice. I love interacting with people and helping them. I have worked in many medical & dental practices and none came close to this amazing practice, definitely one amazing team.
I care for each and every patient and I will walk that extra mile to help or solve any problems that they might have.
My favorite quote: "if your eyes are opened, you will see the things worth seeing." RumiFor fun: being creative, gardening, nature
Morné Goliath [Customer Care Consultant]
My name is Morné Goliath and I am a Customer Care Consultant @ Dr. Kearney. I was born in Port Elizabeth and matriculated in East London. I have ten years of experience working in the healthcare industry.
I am currently studying part-time at Unisa for my LLB degree. I constantly challenge myself to deliver the best possible service and care to our patients.
I am always up to new challenges to improve myself.My favorite quote: “Smile, and the world smiles with you"