Young Olungaka Malamlela walked out with a brand new smile after he first visit to Dentico’s Dr Nichole Hendricks.
Olungaka, who turned five earlier this year, was due her first visit to the dentist. She needed a few fillings done to fix her smile.
Her mother, Nokuthula, heard great things about Dentico and decided to take her daughter to the surgery in Eerste River, not too far away from their home in Kuils River.
Malamlela was pleasantly surprised to see Olungaka so comfortable in the dentist’s chair.
“Because it was her first time, I was expecting her to be scared. But Dr Hendricks was so friendly from the moment we walked inside, she didn’t feel the need to worry,” said Nokuthula.
“This made me so happy. I love how Dr Hendricks works so well with children.”
She added that she was happy with the overall experience.
“I love my daughter’s smile. Dr Hendricks definitely made a big difference. Olungaka is still due a few more fillings, so we will definitely be back soon.”
Nokuthula said Dr Hendricks’ good connection with children is very important as they need to learn the importance of visiting the dentist from a young age.
“The reason why most people avoid the dentist is because of fear. If children have good experiences during their first few visits, they will learn the important of healthy teeth. I’ve already recommended Dr Hendricks to many of my friends. I will also visit for my own smile very soon too.”