About OptiSmile Cape Town Dentists

Meet the Team – Clifford Yudelman




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MON – FRI
08:00-17:00
SAT
BY APPOINTMENT
SUN
CLOSED


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+27 87 702 6886

CLIFFORD@OPTISMILE.CO.ZA



Meet Dr Clifford Yudelman – OptiSmile’s Primary Dentist


Position at OptiSmile:

Founder and principal dentist.


Years on the job:

33


Where I’ve worked:

London, San Diego, Perth, Cape Town


Hobbies:

Cycling, spending time with family


  • Qualifications & Accolades:
Qualifications & Accolades:

University of Witwatersrand, California board exam, many courses in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, developed Breath So Fresh halitosis products in 1996, patented tongue scraper, breath freshening gel with Zyclor (his own trademark name for the Zinc Chloride) sold all over Canada and the USA


  • How did you get into this line of work?
How did you get into this line of work?

My father was a dentist and I always knew that this is the direction my life would take. After practicing all over the world, I haven’t looked back since. One of my proudest moments was having my father visit OptiSmile and the vision he inspired become a reality for me.


  • What’s your favourite thing about working at OptiSmile?
What’s your favourite thing about working at OptiSmile?

It brings me great satisfaction to see how patients love the natural light and high ceilings, and relax very quickly when they enter OptiSmile Dental Care of Sea Point.


  • What story led to your becoming one of OptiSmile’s Sea Point dentists?
What story led to your becoming one of OptiSmile’s Sea Point dentists?

That’s a long story! After graduating at University of Witwatersrand Dental School in 1983, I went on to practice in London, UK for 4 years while taking my California Board exams.
In 1986 I relocated to San Diego, California and after working in a group practice for a short time I purchased a lovely family dental practice in a beach community very similar to Sea Point.

I travelled far and wide and fell in love with Australia, and in 2002 I sold my practice and moved to Perth, Australia.
After trying to learn kite surfing I decided that dentistry was a better option for me and I started a practice in a small shopping centre in Nedlands.
I became an avid road cyclist and in 2014 completed The 3 Peak Challenge, a grueling one day race that covers 250 KM and over 5000 meters of vertical climbing. It took 11 hours of non-stop pedaling. A month later I successfully completed another 250 KM race called The 3 Dams Challenge.

In spite of all this adventure, my family lives in South Africa and after returning 4 times between September 2013 and May 2014, I made up my mind to return to my first love way back from school days, family and country of birth.

In November 2014 I moved back to South Africa permanently.

After looking for premises I found the perfect location for a dental practice in the Point Mall in Sea Point. Three ocean facing chairs with coastal views to Robben Island and beyond. After working with 4 different designers to get the relaxing peaceful look and feel right, I spent 7 months building my dream practice, complete with all of the latest state of the art dental equipment.




Worried about finance? For procedures not fully covered by medical aid, there are a range of dental finance options to help make your investment in your teeth more manageable.




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JACOB CASS


OptiSmile is the cleanest, friendliest and most hi-tech dentist I’ve ever seen. I came in for a cleaning and the service was second to none. Highly recommended!


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KAMINI PATHER

MASTERCHEF SA 2013

I was won over by the “crack a smile, not a tooth” Instagram bio and then I arrived at a space with state of the art tech, a sleek overview and a most sincere welcome. It’s this combo that makes Optismile a cut WAY above the rest.


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76 Regent Rd,
Sea Point
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa

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