Our team would like to welcome you to our family practice. We are a team of super passionate people who enjoy what we do. Scroll down to get to know us a little better.
get to know us a little better
Dr. Gabriel Pereira
In 2004, Dr Gabriel Pereira graduated at the University of the Witwatersrand and received the Prossa Prize for Clinical Removable Prosthodontics. In July 2011 he moved to Pretoria and started his own practice called The Family Dentist.
Dr. Natalie Watkins
Natalie graduated from Tuks, winning awards for top student in endodontics and removable prosthetics. In 2018 she completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Endodontics at Tuks. She’s our go to gal for dermal fillers & Botox TM. Her passion for dentistry started at an early age and she thoroughly enjoys working here at The Family Dentist.
Dr. Brenden van Niekerk
Brenden graduated from UP with several distinctions and received the Harry Goldin prize as the best student in Maxillofacial and Oral surgery. He is currently studying Medicine with the intention to specialise in MFOS. Brenden enjoys all outdoor activities and loves spending time with his pug, Pantouf.
Dr. Janika Laubscher
Janika graduated from Tuks and was in the top 10 of her class. She has a passion for paediatric and aesthetic dentistry, with a focus on dermal fillers and Botox TM. She loves people - she's always up for a friendly smile and focusses on your wellbeing in every appointment. In her free time, she enjoys travelling and enjoys spending time with loved ones.
Marizane completed her degree in hospitality management, and is currently completing her honours in business management. She lives for quiz nights with her friends and values time spent with loved ones. She also enjoys reading, going out for breakfast and singing along to the music in her car.
Our company started in June 2011 by Dr. Gabriel Pereira, our family dentist. Coming from the largest privately owned dental practice in South Africa, Dr. Pereira was set on doing things a little differently. No longer would you, our patient, be just a surname on our list, but rather a new member of our greater family.
“Taking the Time to Care” is something that we take very seriously at our practice. We strive to treat the young and the young at heart with the care and patience that they deserve. Overcoming your fears and anxieties can be done in a calm and pleasant manner. We, at The Family Dentist, look forward to welcoming you to be part of our growing family.