We believe in working as a TEAM

Being part of a team makes all the difference and we are very fortunate to have a team of specialists and dentists all under one roof. Achieving the best results for you by using the different skills of each of the team members.

Dentist | Dr Corne Smith

Dr Corne Smith

Clinical Director/Owner

Why did you become a dentist?

“Dentistry is one of the occupations that either suits you perfectly, or not at all. When people ask me why I became a dentist, how I can work in a mouth, on teeth? I always laugh, because it’s not weird for me at all. I really love this. I love giving people confidence to smile, I love helping someone in pain, and I absolutely love the way art and science meets in creating beautiful and functional teeth. I know it might be weird for some, but for me it’s a perfect fit. This is not an occupation for me, it is my passion.”

Dentist | Dr Jean Van Lierop

Dr Jean Van Lierop

Clinical Director/Owner

After years of postgraduate training and continuous lecturing and education, I have grown a great passion and understanding of restorative dentistry. I believe that every person deserves the right to a healthy, confident smile and I am so privileged to be able to help them achieve that. By following the principals of Slow Dentistry - making more out of less and doing things the way they should be done I can get to enjoy the emotional bond I have with my patients. By always striving for excellence, we improve ourselves, help our patients, and grow dentistry as a profession.

Cape Periodontal Specialist | Dr Emil Langenegger & Corlene Schnetler

Dr Emil Langenegger & Corlene Schnetler

Cape Periodontal Specialists

Cape Periodontal Specialists is a group of periodontal specialists based in Claremont. Through combining years of specialised training and experience, we provide a truly reliable and efficient service.

As periodontists, we are Dentists that have specialised in the area below (bone) and around (gums) your teeth. Working with the rest of the dental team to ensure the long term health of your gums and teeth. Our greatest skill lies in the treatment of periodontal (gum) disease, the predictable placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth, and the restoration and reconstruction of dental soft tissue and bone

Dentsit | Dr Jaco Meyer

Dr Jaco Meyer


Originally from Heidelberg (Gauteng), Jaco completed his schooling on the beautiful West Coast of South Africa. The relaxed lifestyle of the west coast is demonstrated in his calming demeanour when treating patients.

Jaco completed his dental degree through the University of the Western Cape in 2017. He also completed a further postgraduate Diploma in aesthetic dentistry soon after and is currently enrolled in the postgraduate diploma in endodontics (Rooth canal therapy)


Kayleigh Swart

Treatment Co-ordinator

Kayleigh joined the CSD team in August 2017 as a treatment coordinator. She graduated as a Dental Therapist in 2013 at UKZN and has worked in private practice ever since. Originally from Durban, she moved to Cape Town in 2016 for a change of pace and scenery.

She has a passion for people and education so it's no surprise that she loves patient interaction and teaching the different ways to look after your teeth!


Benita Mathews

Oral Hygienist

Benita Matthews graduated from the University of the Western Cape, Dipl. OH(UWC) and is a registered oral hygienist with extended functions.

She is passionate about her field of expertise, and provides her patients with the very best treatment and care. Benita is an expert in various whitening procedures, and continues to expand her skills and knowledge through yearly CPD courses in order to provide patients with new information and the best quality care available. Her role includes providing educational and therapeutic services in helping patients develop and maintain good oral health behaviour.


Administrative Team

Admin | Lente Deminey-Smith

Lente Deminey-Smith

Admin | Nosipho Bacela

Nosipho Bacela


Dental Assistant | Florence Gansie

Florence Gansie

Dental Assistant | Natalie Reed

Natalie Reed

Dental Assistant | Jodi Breytenbach

Jodi Breytenbach

Support Team

Support Team | Nancy Mxhebe

Nancy Mxhebe

Support Team | Linda Thomas

Linda Thomas