Dr Karen Kromhout: “We offer dental services in a more relaxing environment.”
My Smile at Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre is for clients who value their teeth. Drs Auke van der Meulen and Karen Kromhout try to book longer appointments for each patient, ensuring there is plenty of time for an unhurried, complete check-up where the emphasis is on quality of service and care.
The couple spent some time practising in the UK before returning to Dr van der Meulen’s home ground – the Lowveld. His family are Graskop pioneers and you know what they say – once a Lowvelder, always a Lowvelder.
For 18 years they ran a practice in Lydenburg before moving their children to Uplands. Seeing a gap for state of the art dental care in White River and maximising the daily commute to school, they opened My Smile in White River four years ago. The surgery in Lydenburg is still maintained; the doctors alternate between the two practices.
My Smile is their brainchild and own brand, offering a full spectrum of dental care as well as offering the services of a visiting dental hygienist. From orthodontics to implants, normal check-ups and anything to do with teeth and gums, they have it covered.
Dr van der Meulen is particularly proud of their digital capability. In one visit, with the aid of the computer, they scan and create crowns, bridges and veneers. Their crowns are made of porcelain or a variety of other dental materials, providing strong, robust gnashers. Invisible orthodontic aligners are also designed digitally. Digital is the way modern dentistry is going, says Dr Kromhout.
MySmile Dental Studio only uses quality dental materials, approved by American or European dental associations.
Anyone who has ever endured substantial dental work will appreciate the gentle, calm, non-invasive care of My Smile