President: Prof. Peet van der Vyver
Peet van der Vyver qualified as a dentist BChD (Cum Laude) at the University of Pretoria in 1992. In 2007 he completed a Diploma in Endodontics (Cum Laude), Masters Degree in Endodontics (Cum Laude) and a Diploma in Aesthetic Dentistry (Cum Laude). He also received several gold medals and awards for his academic distinction in many fields of dentistry.
Prof van der Vyver, a private practitioner based in Johannesburg, is a member of SADA, IADR, NOMADS, Study Group 1, Endodontic Society of South Africa, Dental Materials Group and the Academy for Microscope Enhanced Dentistry. He is a part-time lecturer in the Department of Odontology, School of Dentistry, University of Pretoria. Peet is currently the President of the Endodontic Society of South Africa, Nomads and The South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (SAAAD).
Peet van der Vyver has over 167 publications (26 in peer reviewed journals, 49 in popular scientific journals, 8 in dental newsletters and 84 published research abstracts) to his credit. He has lectured extensively (480 lectures at 226 different congresses) and has organized and presented numerous dental courses, lectures and hands-on symposia at national and international congresses.
Endodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry accounts for a significant percentage of his practice income and he is eager to share his passion and knowledge about these subjects with those who attend his lectures.
Secretary (IFEA matters): Dr. Heath Mark
Dr Heath Mark obtained a BSc Agr (HUJ) in 1982 and graduated with a BDS (Wits) degree 1989 attaining distinctions and prizes in Oral Medicine and Periodontics. In 2007 Heath obtained a Higher Diploma in Endodontics - cum laude - from the University of Pretoria.
He attended the 2nd IFEA World Endo Congress Paris 1992 the 8th IFEA World Endo Congress Athens 2010 as well as numerous other local and international congresses (Advanced endo course Maillefer Headquarters Switzerland 2011).
Heath is an active member of the Endodontic Society of South Africa (ESSA) and is currently appointed as the Secretary of the 10th IFEA World Endo Congress that will take place in Cape Town South Africa 2016. Dr Mark runs a full time private practice in Norwood Johannesburg with a special interest in Endodontics.