Having served the Umhlanga community for several years we now have a loyal following that includes moms and dads, toddlers and grandparents, some of SA’s revered artists, actors and architects, musicians, athletes and politicians.
Meet Our Team
Stacey has a special interest in Paediatric dentistry and Orthodontics including clear aligners (Invisalign, Clear Correct), braces and myofunctional appliances (Myobrace).
During her spare time Stacey is an avid tennis player, joined by her whole family and inspired by her two brothers that play professionally. Stacey enjoys running with her husband and their beagles and they have recently relocated to the North Coast to start their family.
Stacey’s sister Emma is already a part of the CDE family in Ballito where she practises as an Oral Hygienist. Their passion for dentistry stems from their Grandfather who was a Dental Surgeon (graduated from the University of Witswatersrand) and their mom who currently practices as an oral hygienist. You could say dentistry runs in this family!
With a maxillo-facial surgeon as a father, a mother who practices as a dentist and 2 siblings who are dentists, Helena has always known that she was born to be a dentist. Coming from a family of dentists, has instilled in her a much-needed patience and precision, which is clearly reflected in her work.
DR van der Linden has run her own private practice in JHB for 7 years and is passionate about digital cosmetic dentistry. Smile makeovers are her favorite, specifically perfecting adult smiles to create a natural look. Helena is the Key Opinion leader (KOL) for Clear Correct aligner systems in South Africa and has recently travelled to Switzerland to represent SA as the KOL. She provides the most amount of Clear Correct cases in South Africa and was also the first dentist in SA to provide Invisalign treatment and has been placing Invisalign for 10 years.
DR van der Linden has a keen eye for detail and understands the balance between perfection and the nature of beauty. She believes in treatment which is minimally invasive and practices an holistic approach to both dentistry and aesthetics. Helena is passionate about building and maintaining long term relationships with her patients in her unique approach to beauty and life.
Her love of the outdoors means that her free time is spent playing tennis, running, time at the beach with her much loved Pugs and spending time with friends and family. Emma comes from a line of Dental professionals and feels it’s ‘in her blood’. She always knew she would pursue a career in this profession and is dedicated and committed to her patients’ treatment and overall wellbeing. For Emma, Oral Hygiene is the foundation to good general health, and she enjoys working alongside her Dental colleagues to ensure a holistic approach to every patient’s treatment.
What People Say
“I am all smiles today because I was incredibly blessed to have had my teeth whitened by Nerissa at The Cosmetic and Dental Emporium using Philips Zoom whitening.”Christy Ann du PlessisInstagram
“Thank you Dr van Niekerk and his incredible team! You are all absolutely amazing, professional and the best in the business. I am so happy to have my smile back!”Candice Lee FloodGoogle
“To all the amazing staff, and the fantastic work of Dr van Niekerk - Thank you for the awesome smile I now have. The professional and friendly practice is simply the best and I would recommend their services above all.”Margot WilliamsFacebook
“A massive thank you to Dr van Niekerk, Nerissa Govender and the team at The Cosmetic and Dental Emporium for the amazing work. The professionalism and the "feel-at-home" vibe makes any visit a pleasure.”Daymon PnematicatosFacebook
“I really loved my appointment! The level of expertise in the dental field, together with the implant and aesthetic dental treatments that Dr van Niekerk offered, made me feel very comfortable.”Naseema VarachiaGoogle
“I would just like to thank Dr van Niekerk and his team for the amazing care and support I received during my procedure - I cannot tell you how much it means to me!”Simone GarrattGoogle