Originally from Namibia, Ivonne graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 2001. She spent three years in private practice in The Netherlands.
She completed a two-year Post Graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Dentistry (PDD-Aesthetic Dentistry) at the University of The Western Cape in 2006, and passed her international qualifying exam for registration in the United Kingdom in 2007/8. From 2009-2010 she completed a part time MBA at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business.
Ivonne is passionate about aesthetics and modern adhesive techniques in dentistry. She is one of the founding members and a current board member of the South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry.
She has a special interest in preventative and restorative dentistry related to erosion and abrasion and has lectured on these topics on numerous occasions.
Ivonne joined her colleague Jean van Lierop to initiate Uhuru Smile, a fundraising drive to create awareness and raise funds for the Smile Foundation. A five-member team summited Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru Peak raising R150,000 to operate on children born with cleft lip and palate deformities.
Ivonne loves travelling and nature, a good glass of wine and relaxing on her surfboard. She’s competed in two half Ironman events and recently ran her first full marathon.
Ivonne is fluent is English, Afrikaans, German and Dutch.