Dr Jean Alexander van Lierop, South Africa
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After graduating from the University of Stellenbosch in 1999, Dr. Jean van Lierop spent some time in private practice in the Netherlands and United Kingdom. He achieved his PDD in Aesthetic dentistry at the University of Western Cape (Cum Laude) and is completing an MSc in Restorative Dentistry at the same university. He currently runs a private practice in Cape Town focused on interdisciplinary aesthetic dentistry. He is also visiting lecturer at the University of the Western Cape’s postgraduate restorative department.

Dr van Lierop is passionate about modern adhesive techniques and direct restoratives. Using these modern materials in a minimally invasive approach to positively impact on a patient’s health and confidence. This has lead to a special interest in preventative and restorative dentistry related to erosion and abrasion. It has seen him follow a comprehensive treatment approach where direct restoratives form an integral part of long-term treatment.

In 2010 Dr van Lierop was a founding member of The South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (SAAAD) which is an affiliate of the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry (IFED). He currently serves on the executive as Vice President. Jean is a long-standing member and a registered speaker of the International Team for Implantology (ITI).

Having worked in the field of aesthetic dentistry for many years, Jean has come to realize the importance of our smiles. This led him to establish fundraising drives such as ‘Uhuru Smile’ – Summiting Kilimanjaro to raise funds to operate on children born with facial deformities. In 2014 he was the instigator of the creation of “THE MAD RUN”, a 280km trail run across Table Mountain in aid of the Miles for Smiles foundation for children born with facial deformities.

His passion for Dentistry is only equaled by his passion for an active life, having completed numerous local and international marathons, triathlons, cycle races and multi-day events.