What we do

Services and Partners

Tech-enhanced Dentistry

We strive to promote preventative dentistry rather than addressing the problem once it gets bad. This approach means that, where possible, treatment is kept at a minimum or even eliminated.

Preventive Care Treatment Steps:

  • Cleaning of teeth (Hygiene appointments & regular check-ups).
  • Pit and fissure sealing to prevent tooth decay.
  • Fluoride treatment to strengthen teeth and make them more resistant to tooth decay.
  • Decay detection
  • Preventative advice
  • Oral Cancer screening

Mouth Guards

We supply night guards / grinding guards to help reduce your grinding and TMJ troubles by helping to relax your jaw muscles, which in turn reduces muscle spasms and alleviating your headaches and stop you from grinding.
We supply custom-fit mouth guards by Max Mouthguards. Impressions will be taken of your mouth, so that they can be made to fit precisely and comfortably to prevent injury. This will be done in two appointments of 10 minutes each, a week apart. Please see price list and colors on the Max Mouthguards website , and choose the best color to fit your personality ... have fun choosing your custom made mouthguard.

Restorative Care

We work with a wonderful lab in the area, providing a fast turnaround time. The quality of work is of a very high standard.
Restorative dentistry includes:

  • Bonded Composite resin (tooth-colored) fillings
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Pulpotomy

Prosthetic Dentistry

  • Different types of Crowns (caps), with metal or completely without metal full porcelain crowns
  • Different types of Dentures.
  • We work closely with very gentle oral surgeons to provide our patients with a complete range of dental implants
  • All kind of bridges

Surgical Care

  • Extractions
  • Surgical extractions
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Minor Gum surgery
  • Apecectomy

We work closely with very gentle, local, experienced oral surgeons to remove impacted wisdom teeth and other complex oral surgery.

Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry

Aesthetic dentistry is one of the most cost effective ways to enhance your appearance. We offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry services:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Composite resin veneers
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Replace grey fillings
  • Enamel Reshaping
  • Minor Orthodontics

Waterlase Dentistry

Umhlanga Dental is the first in KZN to offer Waterlase Express technology. The award-winning Waterlase system is a safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental tools. Using laser energy and water spray, Waterlase can perform many procedures without a shot or a drill.
Find out more

Fun facts

Egyptians used a form of toothpaste over 5000 years ago. , Each day the average person spends 8.5 hours sleeping; 1 hour eating; 7.2 minutes volunteering and only 50 seconds brushing their teeth. Set your alarm 2 minutes earlier and squeeze in some extra brush time. Dentists recommend 2 - 3 minutes. , New born babies have no cavity forming bacteria. It is the baby's mother who transmits the plaque-forming bacteria by blowing on food before feeding and kissing the baby's mouth. , 20% of patients wear braces between the ages of twenty and sixty. , The first braces were constructed by Pierre Fauchard in 1728 in France. These braces consisted of a flat strip of metal connected to the teeth by pieces of thread. , Jaw muscles can contract with a force as great as 55 pounds of pressure on anterior incisors and 200 pounds of pressure on back molars.


Our friendly, professional team welcome you to Umhlanga Dental.
Dr David Sykes

Dr David Sykes

BDS (Wits)

Dr Sykes provides a full range of state of the art dental treatments.



Dental Hygienist

Dental cleaning, gum-health, and expert advice for home care.



Dental Assistant

Dr Sykes' Right Hand Lady, ready to assist in all procedures.




Belinda Will assist with all your appointments, and pre-visit queries.

Affiliated specialists:

We work closely with local specialists to offer you the best in dental care.


Dr John Dancaster

031 563 6998


Dr Bradley Bredekamp

031 202 6104

Maxillo-facial & Oral Surgeon

Dr Eric Beaumont

031 582 5050

Maxillo-Facial & oral Surgeon

Dr TP Chettiar

031 000 0000

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