We pride ourselves on having a friendly, helpful and dedicated team, well trained to the highest standards and latest dental techniques and procedures.
Francois Bothma, dentist in Orange, has excelled in developing all aspects of general dentistry in the highly specialised field of dentistry.
Francois graduated as dentist from the University of Stellenbosch South Africa in 1988 and started his dental career in private practice in the beautiful city of Cape Town. Technical proficiency came easily to Dr Bothma, and it was early in his career that he discovered a talent that cannot be taught—a highly developed aesthetic sensibility. In 2005 he completed a two-year post graduate clinical concentration program in implant dentistry at the University of the Western Cape. Francois later furthered his studies in Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, Facial Rejuvenation and General Oral Surgery. In South Africa he also managed a referral clinic for patients suffering from headaches and TMD (jaw) problems. In 2007 Francois relocated to the United Kingdom, utilising the opportunities presented to further studies in the field of cosmetic dentistry.
During 2011 Francois relocated to Sydney and bought a pratice in West Pennant Hills from Dr Michael Fitzpatrick in 2012 and during 2016 he bought the Kite Street Dental practice from Dr. Edward Furze.
“Dr Bothma’s work continues to evolve the field of cosmetic and restorative dentistry, advancing knowledge and challenging conventional expectations for the most natural smile possible.”
Francois has always been very interested in the variety of General Dentistry and enjoys seeing patients from the very young to the more senior citizens. In pursuit of excellence, Francois is constantly expanding his knowledge base and keeping up to date attending numerous professional development training days both in Australia and abroad. He aims to provide quality dentistry in a friendly and comfortable environment and views communication with patients a high priority.
At Kite Street Dental we use customized porcelain veneers to rejuvenate the smile, creating a more youthful look. Francois finds it intensely rewarding to be able to boost his patients’ self confidence by ridding them of some insecurities about their smiles and ultimately improving their quality of life. Together with Francois’ highly-trained team, Kite Street Dental takes pride in providing dental excellence while promoting the total well-being for every patient. As dentist, Francois will not only improve your smile, but also look after your dental health in a friendly caring manner.
Outside of being a dentist, Francois likes to spend time with his family and friends pursuing many outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, swimming and camping. In his younger years he was awarded a 4th Dan black belt in Karate and was a member of the South African National karate team. Demands of dentistry caused a switch to Tai Chi and led to achieving Master status in 1996.
Francois accredits his success in life to his varied interests and activities. As early as 1992 he developed interests in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Complimentary Medicine. Francois successfully completed accredited post graduate and diploma courses in TCM, Acupuncture, Shiatsu, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Iridology and Bone Setting.
Francois has also developed a rich and rewarding spiritual life through various spiritual, religious and Kabbalah studies. Earlier studies led to ordination as priest, Subsequently in 2012 he completed his Masters in Theology Degree and was consecrated as Bishop in an Independent Sacramental Church. Any time left is dedicated to providing mentoring and teaching in Alchemy and the Western Mystery Tradition.
Mark graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Medical Science before continuing his studies and completing a Bachelor of Dentistry. He has a passion for well rounded and comprehensive treatment, with a particular interest in the restorative and aesthetic aspects of dentistry. He also takes great interest in treating kids and making their early experiences fun and stress free. Dr Bennett has a commitment to continued learning in all aspects of dentistry and is always looking to expand the range of treatment options he is able to give patients.
Dr Bennett’s love of travel has seen him gain experience in India, South America, South Africa and the UK. He served on multiple committees as a dental student including the Sydney University Dental Association and the Australian Dental Students Association, where he was voted in as President in his final year. He is a current member of the Australian Dental Association and sits on the local organising committee for the ADA NSW convention in Bathurst, 2016. He was also a finalist in the 2015 Orange Banjo Business Awards for the young business executive category.
When not in the dental surgery you will find Mark out on the soccer field with Waratahs FC. He also loves an excuse to nip off to the coast for some sand, surf and sun.
We offer a wide range of procedures to help you get the perfect smile.
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