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 Jacques Suter Dr Jacques Suter

Dr Jacques Suter graduated at the University of Pretoria in June 1986. He served in the SA Airforce medical corps between 1987 - 1990. Dr Suter then practiced in his private practice in Wapadrand for the past 30 years, until he joined Intercare January 2020; and joined Zonnestein Dental Practice, in Knysna from mid-February 2022.

Dr. Suter has a passion for natural aesthetic dentistry, with a focus on Prosthetics and Implantology.
His personal mission is to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle and actively partakes in various sports on a daily basis. Dr Suter applies these same principles in his work and does his absolute best for his patients to find individual solutions for a healthy dental life.

Dr Jurgen Pakendorf Dr Jurgen Pakendorf

Dr Jurgen Pakendorf graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 1990.
He enjoys all aspects of Dentistry with a special interest in Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry as well as Orthodontics. He spends time at leisure with loved ones, enjoying golfing and outdoor activities.

Our Staff

Eunice Botha
Practice Manager
Leandra Harker
Administration Assistant
Lee Ann Donson
Dental Nurse Assistant
Nikki Shepherd
Nicole van Rensburg
Oral Hygienist
Lina Makisi
Administration Assistant

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