JP (as Jean-Pierre is known) and his family moved to Albany from South Africa in 2010. After qualifying from the University of Pretoria with Honours in 2001, JP completed a year of compulsory community service in a small African town where he enjoyed seeing elephants roaming the streets, and would fall asleep to the sound of lions roaring in the evenings. A little different to Albany - but Albany is now firmly home for JP, his wife and their three children - where they feel they have found paradise!
Before moving to Albany, JP ran his own Practice for seven years and worked alongside Barry as the new owner of our Practice until Barry's retirement in 2018.
As a general dentist, JP enjoys all aspects of dentistry as well as having a particular interest in conventional Orthodontics and clear invisible aligners to straighten teeth. In 2015, he received a fellowship, FICCDE in Orthodontics from the International College for Continuing Dental Education. JP takes great satisfaction in witnessing a patients’ increased confidence due to their ‘new’ smile and believes everyone deserves a beautiful smile. He also has a keen interest in composite (white) fillings and enjoys providing full composite rehabilitations where appropriate. JP strongly considers patients should feel in total control in the dental chair and his focus is to make every visit as painless and pleasant as possible for each and every patient.
In his spare time JP enjoys painting, visiting the gym, gardening and taking walks along the boardwalk and beach with his family.