Endodontic Care in
Cape Town

Where Expertise Meets Innovation

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Effortless Referral Process

Seamlessly Connect Your Patients with Expert Care

For dental professionals seeking exceptional endodontic care for their patients, our streamlined referral process is designed for convenience and efficiency. With just a few clicks, you can ensure your patients receive the specialised treatment they need from our team of experts. Complete our simple online form to initiate a seamless transition to expert care.


At Smith and Van Lierop Dentistry, we redefine endodontic care. With the addition of the distinguished Dr. Adnill Kock and Prof Martin Vorster, we’re setting new benchmarks in patient care and treatment efficacy.

Our approach is rooted in a blend of extensive experience and advanced technology, ensuring pain-free, lasting results.

Root canal treatments at our clinic are not just about preserving teeth; they’re about enhancing the overall well-being of patients.

Your Choice for Superior
Endodontic Referrals

Expertise You Can Trust:

Dr. Adnill Kock and Prof Martin Vorster bring unparalleled expertise and innovative techniques to every treatment. Trust in their profound knowledge and skill for treatments that are gentle yet effective.

Advanced Diagnostic and Treatment Technology:

We utilise the latest in endodontic technology, including 3D imaging, CBCT and digital radiography to ensure precise diagnoses and effective, minimally invasive treatment plans. Our state-of-the-art equipment supports the preservation of natural teeth and maximises treatment success.

Commitment to Patient Comfort:

Debunking the myth that root canals are painful, our procedures are as comfortable and stress-free as traditional fillings. We prioritise advanced techniques and a patient-first approach, ensuring a pain-free experience for your patients.

Meet Our Endodontic Specialists

Dr. Adnill Kock

Bringing Innovation to Endodontics

Dr. Adnill Kock, a 2018 graduate from the University of the Western Cape, has swiftly established himself as a key player in the field of endodontics. With a post-graduate diploma in implantology Dr. Kock combines general dentistry with a special focus on endodontics. His dedication to continuous education and membership in prestigious associations like SAAAD and ITI reflect his commitment to staying at the forefront of dental advancements. At Smith and Van Lierop Dentistry, Dr. Kock applies his expertise to provide exceptional endodontic care, ensuring patients receive the best possible treatment outcomes.

Prof Martin Vorster

A Pillar of Academic Excellence and
Clinical Expertise in Endodontics

Professor Martin Vorster's career is a testament to his passion for endodontics. After qualifying as a dentist in 2003 from the University of Pretoria, he pursued and excelled in postgraduate studies, earning a diploma in Endodontics and an MSc(Dent), both Cum Laude, followed by a PhD in 2022. His role at the University of Pretoria, coupled with over 50 published papers, underscores his contribution to endodontic education and research. Joining Smith and Van Lierop Dentistry, Prof Vorster brings unparalleled academic insight and clinical expertise, significantly enhancing our endodontic treatment capabilities.

State-of-the-Art Endodontic Technology
at Smith and Van Lierop Dentistry

We’re proud to employ some of the most advanced technologies in the field of endodontics, ensuring our patients receive treatment that is both cutting-edge and highly effective.

Rapid Response for Emergency Endodontic Cases

We understand the urgency and discomfort that accompany emergency root canal situations. That's why we are committed to accommodating emergency referrals with speed and efficiency. Our experienced team promptly reshuffles schedules to ensure these patients receive immediate and effective treatment. We focus on alleviating pain swiftly while maintaining our high standard of care, ensuring your patients leave with relief and a restored sense of well-being.

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Conveniently Located
for Comprehensive Care

Our clinic in Cape Town is strategically positioned to be accessible for both local and international patients. With state-of-the-art facilities and a welcoming environment, we ensure a seamless and comfortable experience for every patient referred to us.

Answers to Your Referral Questions

Find answers to common queries about our endodontic treatments, referral process, and patient care practices. This FAQ section aims to address any concerns you may have, making the referral process as straightforward and informed as possible.

Do you accept medical aids?
No. We are contracted out but we can provide the patient with an invoice and they can claim back from their medical aids.
Do you remove broken instruments?
Yes. If we remove the instrument, we would feel more comfortable if we complete the root canal ourselves
Will you refer the patient back to me?
Yes. We will refer the patient back to you for any restorative work required.
Who do I contact in the case of an emergency?
Adnill or Martin on WhatsApp.
Do you do endodontic surgery?
No, but we have an excellent surgical team right next door (Cape Periodontal Specialists)
What if I am not sure if my patient needs a root canal?
We will do the necessary tests and scans if we see that a root canal can be avoided, we will restore the tooth with a permanent filling and refer the patient back to you for a crown
Do you treat cracked teeth?
Yes, we do.
My patient is still in pain even after I completed the root canal; what do I do?
We will gladly help and have a look. Common causes of pain could range from the filling being too high to insufficient shaping and cleansing of the endodontic plexus
How long after you have done the root canal can I do a crown for the patient?
It depends on the case, but it could range from immediately to 3 months.