HBDS Reviews & Testimonials

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It's great to know that the effort we put into the service we provide is so highly appreciated; this keeps our team inspired and motivated.

Review by Michelle, UK

Review by Lisa, Cape Town

Best dental experience I have had in a long time. From booking, to pre-exam to procedure. State of the art technology, and amazing dentists and assistants. All at the most affordable rates I could find, most anywhere in the CT radius.

A special thanks to Dr David Malan and his assistant, not only for sorting all my issues and future issues, but for his holistic approach and educating each patient on the science of what the issues are, our options, an how he intends to proceed. Goes without saying that the procedures were 100%.


Thank you Dr Effting for saving me a lot of money by being able to reinsert an old crown that came out and was still in good condition. Hugely appreciative.


I cannot recommend this practice more highly. I found the work carried out to an exceptionally high standard. I had a fairly complicated and in depth treatment plan which was explained very clearly and carried out with great skill. I would also like to mention the assistants and the reception staff who always had a smile and a kind word which helps enormously when you are feeling nervous about a procedure.


Absolutely the best dentists!!!! Thanks Dr Ivonne Meyer for turning my "nightmare" into a very pleasant experience! Absolutely the best dentists!!!!


What a fantastic team there is at HBDS. From the minute you walk in and are greeted by the friendly receptionists, to the welcome and calming atmosphere in the beautifully fitted out dental surgeries. All the dentists are so caring and happy to answer all your questions, even so far as helping me choose the correct toothpaste and floss. I would highly recommend them.


I’m back in the UK for a couple of weeks and all good with the teeth. I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your assistant, and also to the lovely ladies on reception who always had a smile and a warm greeting. I’ll book in to see you when I am back in December.

Andy Hout Bay & UK

Thank you very much Dr Effting for your dental work and efficiency. I wouldn’t normally say that I enjoy going to the dentist, but between you and your charming assistant I could almost admit to it! I’m very grateful for my letter declaring my oral health to be in excellent condition and will collect the hard copy tomorrow for my forthcoming medical. It will be January 2020 when we revisit Hout Bay and I have no doubt we will meet again at that stage, when I will be skipping up to Victoria Avenue rather than limping! With many thanks,

Helen Hout Bay & Ireland

It was so bad being embarrassed to smile. HBDS Team has made me want to flash a smile all the time now.

PierreCape Town

Thank you SOOO much!!!
Words really are inadequate to describe my gratitude to both of you for helping me get the amalgam out of my mouth. I've only had two fuzzy head mornings which dissipated completely by lunch time and hardly even slowed me down. What a night/day difference from before. Thank you for being so kind and considerate. Both of you really made it about as pleasant as it could be.

ColleenCape Town

Thank you for the pictures ! One soon forgets what a difference you have made to Tatiana's smile. The results are perfect and we couldn't be more pleased, thank you so much. Tatiana now even smiles in her sleep :> The results you achieved has given her a great smile, but more importantly, her confidence has been boosted to a new level as she doesn't smile behind her lips any more, as she felt she had too.
We have since noticed quite a few that had veneers done !! They super luminous white and one can see they are " false " ! Your work, one cannot notice - they just seem as if one has been born with a perfect set, and that is the way it should be. When Tatiana shows friends, I can see how they strain their eyes to see veneers, and then say they cannot see the difference :>) Everyone expects to see these " American Hollywood veneers " that glow in the dark, but all you see now is her absolute natural smile. Well done and again, we are so pleased with the results and even more pleased that your high recommendations were proven. You are truly an artist.
We, I'm sure, will be seeing lots of you in the future. I for one needs your attention, but have a few priorities before then.

RoyCape Town

I would like to thank the four ladies I dealt with at the Practice yesterday. Two ladies at Reception (Mandy & Jocelyn?! Not 100% sure of their names) and then the Oral Hygeniest and her Assistant.
What a pleasure walking into your Practice and being greeted with friendly smiles.
All four of you were just amazing, professional and very friendly. THANK YOU!
Thanks for making my visit to your Practice an absolute pleasure!!.

ChristineCape Town