Dr Jan Zonnestein
Principal Dentist

Dr Zonnestein qualified as a dentist with a B.Ch D degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 1986. After completing his compulsory two year national service in Oudtshoorn he spent approximately six years in the UK practicing as a general dentist in Luton and Stevenage (Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire).

In 1996 he settled in Knysna permanently where he has been practicing from the current location right in the heart of Knysna.
His special interest is crown and bridge work, esthetic dentistry, complete dental makeovers and recreating smiles.

Dr Zonnestein is married to Rhona, who has a Master's Degree in Science from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OHIO, a lady from Albertinia and they are blessed with two wonderful girls, Belinda and Margeaux. In his spare time he is an enthusiastic mountain biker, adventure racer and loves to do woodwork. Belinda graduated as Chemical Engineer from Stellenbosch University and a Master's Degree in Innovative and Technology Engineering Management, Bath University, UK. Belinda is working at British American Tobacco in Southampton, UK. Margeaux graduated as Graphic Designer from Stellenbosch Academy for Design and Photography. Margeaux is a Designer at Kumon Europe and Africa Limited, in London.

Dr Tessa van der Merwe

Dr Tessa van der Merwe, a local to Pretoria, graduated from the University of Pretoria. After doing community service in Kimberley, started her career as a General Dentist in Centurion in 2017. Dr Tessa joined our Zonnestein Dental Practice September 2019. Young and energetic, she is passionate about All Aspects of the Dental field and the Dentist-Patient experience with a special interest in children's dentistry and surgical procedures. In her spare time, Dr Tessa enjoys all adventures which includes hiking, running, canoeing and spending time with friends.

Our Staff

Esmé Nel
Administration Assistant
Eunice Botha
Practice Manager
Leandra Harker
Administration Assistant
Lee Ann Donson
Dental Nurse Assistant
Charlee Hans
Administration Assistant
Nicole van Rensburg
Oral Hygienist

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