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Are You Googling "Dentist In Cape Town"? Welcome to OptiSmile I’m the founder Dr Clifford Yudelman

With over 137 five star reviews on Google, I personally guarantee that my OptiSmile team will make your experience something to rave about as well. We are here to help you achieve optimal oral health and enable you to smile with confidence and vitality. I returned to South Africa after 32 years abroad in London, San Diego and Perth to build this state-of-the-art  dentistry facility spread out over 500 square meters. We are the only multi-speciality practice of this kind in Cape Town. We offer orthodontics (clear braces), periodontics (bleeding gums and recession), prosthodontics (implants, dentures and bridges), endodontics (root canals), oral surgery (wisdom teeth and extractions) and cosmetic teeth whitening, veneers, bonding and much more. We use microscopes, 3D scanners, digital 3D printing, low radiation CBCT 3D X-ray scans and DSD digital smile design. I feel our practice is unique and our reviews will help you make up your mind. Call, email or WhatsApp today for an appointment.

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Smile with Invisalign™

Have you always wanted straighter teeth without metal braces? Genuine, original Invisalign with over 7 million satisfied patients worldwide. 3D printed clear aligners from the USA can straighten your teeth in 6 months. Dr Harris Smeyatsky has over 17 years experience in using original Invisalign. Call for a no-charge Invisalign consultation.

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Brighten Your Smile

Genuine, original Philips ZOOM Teeth Whitening remove stains and discoloration, lightens teeth and greatly improves how they look. Our hygienist Emma King is South Africa’s leading expert in ZOOM. Call for a no-charge consultation to see what ZOOM can do for you.

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Bleeding Gums – Periodontal disease?

Do you have bleeding gums, bad breath or loose teeth…you need a periodontist specialist. Periodontists also place implants and restore receding gums. OptiSmile can help.

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Book An Appointment

Comprehensive exam with the dentist, panoramic x-ray, intra-oral photos and cleaning with our OptiSmile oral hygienist. Please call for details.

Please watch this short video on YouTube to learn more about our dental team at OptiSmile Sea Point and see our unique dental office. We look forward to wecoming you as a dental patient to your new dental home in Sea Point.

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OptiSmile YouTube Video

Who Knew Going To The Dentist Could Be So Painless?

Meet The Numbing Wand, making painful injections a thing of the past with computer assisted anesthesia.

6 Great Reasons To Choose OptiSmile

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Friendly Staff

A wealth of experienced national and international dental professionals are available at Optismile.

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Do No Harm

At OptiSmile, we’re committed to working with what is there before damaging any existing structures.

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No Do Overs

Tired of your fillings falling out? We do it right the first time for the lasting results. Service 100% guaranteed.

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Convenient Location

We have plenty of parking and are on major transport routes in The Point Mall, Sea Point.

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Usual and Customary Fees

For dental or orthodontic procedures covered by standard medical aid rates at whatever your plan covers

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Top Technology

All of our procedures use top dental technology.

Common Dental Problems

No need for embarrassment! As dentists, we see these dental problems every day and are here to help without judgement.

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Bleeding Gums

No need to panic, you probably need to see an oral hygienist.

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Missing Teeth

Are there gaps in your grin? Teeth are lost through a number of causes.

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Bad Breath

Halitosis making you avoid “h” words? Hang on, help is here.

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CEREC Reconstruction

Computerised dentistry – CEREC crowns, inlays, onlays and implants.

Dental Solutions

With the latest in dental technology, we have a range of dental procedures at our disposal to ensure your dental health.

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Invisalign Clear Braces

Get straight teeth without unsightly braces and less pain.

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Amalgam Filling Removal

Replace your old metal fillings with tooth coloured fillings.

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Teeth Whitening

Both one hour in-chair and take home teeth whitening options available.

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Broken Teeth

A bit ragged in the tooth? We aim to conserve rather than extract.


Thrilled With Our Service?

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Niall Crowley
Niall Crowley
16:04 11 Mar 20
I am currently on vacation in Cape Town, suffering with acute dental pain. The front of house staff at OptiSmile arranged an appointment for me at the last minute to suit my needs. The dentist with... whom I had my first consultation was thorough and excellent in her approach. What was most impressive however was her willingness to ask her colleague for a second opinion given the complex nature of the problem. For me, this is a sign of a true professional who collaborates with a colleague to come to the best outcome for the patient. Dr. Yudelman, the owner and colleague in whom the first dentist sought counsel, was equally thorough in his approach. Moreover, given that I am continuing on my travels along the Garden Route, he provided details for me to stay in touch with him in relation to my progress and if needs be, to arrange follow up treatment through a recommendation of his along the Garden Route. The service I experienced at this practice was nothing short of exemplary. If you are a resident of Cape Town or simply a tourist with a spot of bad luck in need of dental help, I could not recommend OptiSmile at SeaPoint more more
Isabel Nel
Isabel Nel
06:37 07 Mar 20
The staff and specialists at OptiSmile are amazing. They did a fantastic job-professional and very kind and considerate. Their offices/rooms are impeccable and state of the art. I felt that i was in... very good hands! Will definately recommend more
Ayanda Nduna
Ayanda Nduna
15:36 04 Mar 20
When I first walked into OptiSmile I had no confidence and no hope that my teeth would ever look the way I wanted them to look but Emma King brought all the confidence back. She is professional,... friendly and patient. We've whitened my teeth with Philips Zoom and they are whiter than ever! I'm forever so more
Henrik Hansen
Henrik Hansen
14:40 12 Feb 20
Living in Europe I struggled to find a good dentist. Now each time I am back in Cape Town I make it a priority to always fit in a visit to see Clifford at OptiSmile. I have a couple of problem teeth... but after the first visit (3 years ago) the problems are now under control which brings me comfort in a way I have not had before. This is thanks to the high expertise and the state of the art technology OptiSmile uses. Highly recommendedread more
Talya Smith
Talya Smith
18:55 03 Jan 20
Had the most incredible experience at OptiSmile Sea Point today. Emma King from Zoom Whitening did an unbelievable job at whitening my teeth. I am absolutely thrilled with the results! I will... definitely be back! Thank you Clifford and Emma!read more
Nicholas Hartley
Nicholas Hartley
13:17 12 Dec 19
I simply cannot fully express the amazing experience I had with OptiSmile. The background is I have avoided the dentist for 10 years due to fear after a bad experience. To add to my anxiety I wanted... some cosmetic work. From my initial appointment with Clifford Yuddelman, the owner, through the procedure and post procedure follow ups I was made to feel comfortable and valued as a customer. I am now the proud owner a new smile which has made a marked, positive impact on my life. I fully endorse more
Michelle Immink
Michelle Immink
14:38 04 Dec 19
I have visited the OptiSmile practice numerous times and have only had positive experiences. The staff at reception are friendly and the doctors are truly passionate about the work that they do. ... The technology available to both patient and doctor is world-class. Rest assured that you will receive the best treatment available when visiting OptiSmile! Doctor Yudelman takes great care to ensure that his patients are comfortable and having the best possible experience. Hygienist, Emma King, is the best I have ever been with. She doesn't pass any judgement and is very efficient. Overall a wonderful, five-star experience!read more
Anwar Adams
Anwar Adams
11:25 29 Nov 19
Firstly Thank you Optismile, for the warm welcome and professional attention to detail, the friendly atmosphere, clean environment. Dr Clifford Yudelman and his lovely assistant was extremely patient... and caring with Sara my 11 year old daughter whom was in pain but at the same time super anxious. 5 star treatment and highly recommended. Once again thank you and God more
Shamayah Sarrucco
Shamayah Sarrucco
21:04 27 Nov 19
Most amazing dental experience I've ever had! Super modern high-tech facility with a beautiful vie . Most importantly, Dr. Yudelman is exceptionally skilled and has a very warm personality.
Glen Scott
Glen Scott
05:33 27 Nov 19
After a year of monthly visits I can honestly say I never had a single bad experience. Always met with friendly smiles from the ladies at the front counter. Dr Harris was incredible always explaining... everything in great detail, and happy to answer any questions I had. Emma was always so very friendly and bubbly and just made your visits fun. Dr Kaveer was great always so profession! Overall a great experience with the whole team thanks for brightening my smile 😉read more
Zach Nudelman
Zach Nudelman
12:41 20 Nov 19
Great all round. Lovely location with easy parking. Beautiful views. Clean and modern space. Friendly staff and fast service. Efficient booking. And the work itself is fantastic. Highly recommended
Michael Dutenhöfner
Michael Dutenhöfner
18:49 05 Nov 19
Have had a great experience at the practice today! Emma was amazing and did a fantastic job with a professional teeth cleanse and explained in details all about teeth whitening. Dr. Clifford takes a... lot of time to meet his patients and has the highest standard to quality, consultation and the equipment I have ever witnessed in a dental practice. If I could give 6 stars, I would. Highly recommended!read more
Dave Young
Dave Young
14:39 05 Nov 19
This review is a little late as I've been going to Optismile for around 4 years now. You could say I've tested almost much every aspect of dentistry there and I really can't emphasise how... professional and meticulous Clifford and the Optismile team are. I've always been given the the very best options and advice. Clifford is a perfectionist, always trying to ensure minimal intrusion but maximum results. The clinic is equipped with the very latest equipment and tools and offers just about every dental service I can think of. I've been taking my daughters to Optismile for a few years too and even my youngest feels comfortable and at home with the entire team. Both kids have connected with Clifford in a way that makes them feel comfortable having her teeth treated, something they were nervous about previously. Finally, it's clear for anyone to see that Clifford has a real passion for the industry and for people. It shows in every aspect of this clinic from the minute you walk more
joshua gofman
joshua gofman
06:55 01 Nov 19
Just got my teeth cleaned! The dental hygienist was gentle, unrushed and caring. The dental-hygiene operatory was spacious and facing the ocean, the practice is spotless, modern and brimming with... the most upto date dental technology. The admin staff is super friendly and accommodating. You would expect this in LA and New York, not Cape Town. Just wow!read more
Omega Dega
Omega Dega
17:33 31 Oct 19
I just finished my second and final appointment with Dr. Clifford Yudelman at Optismile. I moved from the U.K. to Cape Town 5 years ago and continued to visit my dentist in the U.K. as I was... apprehensive about finding a new dentist here. Well that was a BIG mistake. Clifford is not only the best Dentist I have ever had the pleasure of being seen by but he is also an artist, the Michelangelo of dentistry, with an eye for the smallest detail. And he’s a wonderful guy to boot! Beautiful work. I couldn’t be happier with the results. Thank you to Clifford and the team at Optismile (special mention to Emma who gave me the best teeth whitening treatment I’ve ever had!). Can’t stop smiling ?.read more
Karin Moor
Karin Moor
09:55 20 Oct 19
It’s been a while since my first visit (30/09/2019) and follow up appointment (08/10/2019), and while I’ve always gone for “economical” decided, after recommendations and seeing reviews that... I’d give OptiSmile a go. All I can say is I’m really pleased I did. From walking into the premises which are the most modern and up to date I’ve ever been in, helpful, friendly staff and meeting Clifford, I was blown away. Every detail of what would follow was explained and during my 2nd appointment I actually watched as an “inlay” for my tooth was made. It’s now been over a week and a half and all I can say is I’m thrilled I made the choice I did. You certainly get what you pay for! Thanks to you more
Asheeqah TNC Solomons
Asheeqah TNC Solomons
12:07 10 Oct 19
The level of service I received on Monday was phenomenal. I felt proud about the mission and vision Optismile engages. The office space is innovative full of technology to assist you with all your... needs you require for your dental treatments. The indepth information on each option I have now to suit my needs and apply to my budget was spectacular. Thank you to the Staff and a special thanks to Wedaad and Dr Clifford. Once again Thank you so muxhread more
Migal Vanas
Migal Vanas
13:12 01 Aug 19
Surpassed any expectations I've ever had dealing with a dentist or practice. State of the art equipment and facilities (with lovely view to match) coupled with really personal friendly service.... more
Zane Davies
Zane Davies
09:45 26 Jul 19
Friendly and Professional Dentist with excellent facilities. Really happy I found them and wouldn’t go anywhere else! Great service and great results!
Sim Mba
Sim Mba
00:52 11 Jul 19
I tried the experience without any real miracle expectation I must admit. But to my greatest surprise, I looked in the mirror one day after only a few months and saw a totally different me. I could... smile again with full confidence...It's a life changer! I would recommend it and do it over again if I had to. Thanks again! Simon M. Kinshasa, more
Annika Slabbert
Annika Slabbert
06:52 05 Oct 18
After looking at the before and after, I was like "Wow! Whitening my teeth is probably one of the best decisions I have ever made." I can honestly say I am more confident, even in my walk. I speak... up. I smile more! Days are so much more fun when you smile more! It's weird, but my teeth also has an effect on people now. 🙂 OptiSmile and especially Emma King, made this experience the best!!! You don't have to spend a fortune on getting your teeth whiter. Make an appointment with Emma King, I promise you, you won't be more
Slaine Costello
Slaine Costello
14:49 08 Nov 17
If there was an option of giving a 6/5 review, I would. After going to many dentists in different countries, I've never experienced anything like OptiSmile. I would rather fly to South Africa and... get my teeth done my Dr Yudelman, just for peace of mind. OptiSmile is miles ahead of the game. From the minute you walk in, you feel instantly at ease and welcome. (Not something I have ever felt, walking into a dentist) This is all thanks to their amazing team and the beautiful practice - filled with natural light. Dr Clifford Yudelman is an outstanding dentist. I felt NO pain. Not even from the numerous injections (something I'm petrified of) OR getting my gums lasered!!! If anything, I felt far too relaxed! Lying back in a comfy chair, with an incredible sea view and a blanket to keep me warm, listening to music, knowing that I was in an experts hands. I had a CEREC done, all in one sitting. While Dr Yudelman walked me through the entire process - the technology is state of the art! I was talked through the entire process and made extremely comfortable. I cannot recommend this clinic highly enough. So friendly, efficient and extremely professional. Thank you for looking after me, and fitting me in at such short notice!read more
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