Dr. Karina van Heerden

BchD (Pret)

Dr. Karina van Heerden qualified in 1995 from the University of Pretoria. She moved to the UK in 1998 and worked in a busy practice in Newcastle – Upon – Tyne. The practice consisted of five dentists, a mouth hygienist and a sedation clinic. After 3 years she decided to try something different and worked for the British Army as a civilian dentist. She was posted to Aldershot and worked for 5 years in Northern Island – Belfast. During her time in Northern Island she also worked for a prison service. She was the only dentist in three different prisons. A youth offenders, under the age of 21, a high security prison with people on death row and serious crimes. The last prison was a medium security institution with a lot of political prisoners.

Dr Van Heerden then returned to South Africa in 2007 and settled in Westville where she worked in Glenwood for 7 years. She has been a full time dentist at Sanhall Dental since 2013. She performs cosmetic dentistry, reconstructive dentistry, sedation, bleaching of teeth and implants at the practice.

Her hobbies include Quad biking, hiking, running and boating.