About Us

This is what we can offer our patients:

  • Dental implants: This includes immediate and multi-stage implants, bone grafts and socket preservation techniques.
  • Orthognatic surgery (jaw operations): This includes correcting misaligned jaws and surgery after trauma or injury.
  • Oral surgery: This includes the removal of wisdom teeth, bone grafting to rebuild bone structure after bone loss, and the removal of tumours and cancerous lesions.
  • Conscious sedation: We offer conscious sedation to make procedures such as implants as comfortable and convenient as possible for patients.
  • Support services: This includes the services of a prosthodontist (crowns, bridgework, dentures, etc.) and periodontist (gum diseases, etc.).

Click on Services to find out more.

Dr Swart’s private practice, which was established in 1995, is in the Louis Leipoldt Medical Centre in Bellville to the north of Cape Town.

Our facilities include a hospital-style operating suite where we perform procedures like implants and the removal of wisdom teeth under conscious sedation (outpatient basis). We use advanced dental and monitoring equipment and materials, and we apply additional measures to optimise sterility. For our patients, this saves time and costs, while adding convenience.

The inside of the practice has been designed by an interior decorator to offer a visually pleasing environment that is both beautiful and functional.

ABOUT DR SWART

Dr Louwrens (Blackie) Swart focuses on the replacement of lost teeth by means of dental implants or major reconstruction of edentulous jaws by means of bone grafting and dental implants. He also focuses on the replacement of teeth lost in the aesthetic area (due to trauma or decay) of the mouth. Aesthetic implants include the immediate placement and, if possible, immediate loading of the implants. He also specialises in bone grafting and socket preservation techniques, and he performs orthognatic surgery (jaw operations) and oral surgery. He offers conscious sedation as office-based anaesthesia. His implant team includes a prosthodontist and a periodontist.

Dr Swart lectures at academic institutions, publishes in journals and speaks at local and international conferences to help grow the body of knowledge on aesthetic dentistry. He also performs live dental implant surgeries as part of his lecture series. His research interests include implant surgery and conscious sedation.

Dr Swart received his dental degree in 1986 from Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa; and his master’s degree in MFOS (cum laude) in 1994. He has been in private practice in Cape Town since 1995.

He is a member of various dental and MFOS societies. He has lectured and published both nationally and internationally (by invitation), and has performed several live dental implant surgeries. He has acted as moderator, presenter and commentator, and served as expert panel member in various locations around the globe. He is also a consultant in the development of a web-based education and lecturing platform. He focuses on aesthetic implants, in particular on the immediate placement and, if possible, immediate loading of implants.

He is a specialist in education and training (KGB).

  • His practice is a certified “Centre of Excellence” of the Straumann Group

Dr Swart’s research interests include implant surgery and conscious sedation. He publishes academic articles in peer-reviewed and other journals, and he acts as moderator, presenter, commentator and expert panel member locally and globally.

 

Dr Swart is:

  • The South African Ambassador for the EAO (European Association of Osseointegration)
  • Speaker

o   International and National

  • CTICC Ambassador
  • Congress Organizer – SAAO – International meeting CTICC – October 2020
  • E-learning activities in progress

Ø  Ideal placement of implants

Ø  Treatment of the malaligned implant

  •  Honorary consultant (MFOS) – University of the Western Cape

 

Launch of BLX South Africa

  • One of the first 70 clinicians to use BLX implants worldwide
  • Official launch of BLX in South Africa

 

Congresses

Dr Swart regularly attends international and national congresses to stay abreast of the latest trends in his field.

 

Seattle Study Club (SSC)

111 Implantology Days

 Baden Baden

30 April – 2 May 2015

 

  • All-on-4 (four) concept

 

NobelBiocare 1965-2015 – First for 50 years

 Tu acceso al aprendizaje para la vida

Mexico City, Mexico

11-12 June 2015

 

  • All-on-4 concept
  • Early loading of mandibular implants placed immediately following extraction – 10 year prospective study of eight patients
  • Rehabilitation concepts for the Edentulous maxilla
  • Failing to Plan, is Planning to Fail
  • Tips, Tricks and Traps
  • Primary stability – the key to immediate loading

 

Straumann BLT course

12 January 2016

Zurich, Switzerland

 

  • New approaches, challenges and limitations in esthetics
  • Prevention and management of biological and technical complications
  • Digital implant dentistry

 

NobelBiocare Global Symposium

Waldorf, Astoria, New York

23-26 June 2016

 

  • Main Podium Lecture – Treatment of failing implants
  • Master class and hands-on

Ø  Immediate loading protocols (x 2)

Ø  All-on-4 concept

  • Selected as the Crowd sourced lecturer – Case Presentation – Guided Surgery

 

 

2nd International SAAO Congress

Implantology, the road ahead

3-5 November 2016

 

  • Bone Level Tapered course

 

26TH Annual Scientific Meeting

of the European Association for Osseointegration

Madrid, Spain

5-7 October 2017  

  • Session chairman
  • South African ambassador for the EAO

 

Straumann BLT lecture

Lisbon, York

September 2019

·         Latest research

    • Implant done within 5 hours

 

 

Courses Presented

Introduction to Dental Implants: Hands-on courses to different groups of dentists
  • November 1997, March 1998, April 1998, May 2000, June 2000, September 2000, October 2000, November 2000
 
Advanced Dental Implant Course
  • June 2001, Louis Leipoldt Hospital, Cape Town
 
Advanced ITI Implant Dentistry Course
  • 8 October 2005, Kievits Kroon Country Estate 7
 
Computer-Based Solutions with NobelGuide
  • 17-18 February 2006, Zevenwacht Wine Estate, Cape Town
  • 9-10 June 2006, Zevenwacht Wine Estate, Cape Town
  • 28-29 July 2006, Zevenwacht Wine Estate, Cape Town
  • 25-26 August 2006, Zevenwacht Wine Estate, Cape Town

Research Projects

  • A Study to Compare Protection Offered by Different Surgical Gloves. L C Swart, F W Grotepass, A J van der Westhuijzen
  • Research study: Bizz Monitoring of 50 Patients under Conscious Sedation.

Papers Published

 

  • L C Swart, L Janse van Rensburg & B M Berezowski. 1994. Submasseteric and Submandibular Abscesses with Osteomyelitis. A case report. Dental Update 1994:6(12): 21-22.
  • L C Swart, F W Grotepass & A J van der Westhuijzen. 1995. A Study to Determine the Protection Offered by Surgical Gloves. Trauma & Emergency Medicine 12(3): 108-110.
  • J A Roelofse & L C Swart. 1995. Perforation of a Nasotracheal Tube. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 53: 1358-1359.
  • L C Swart, F W Grotepass & A J van der Westhuijzen. 1994. Glove Perforation During Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Journal of Dental Research 73(4): 987.
  • J A Roelofse, L C Swart & I A Stander. 1996. An Observer-blind Randomized Parallel Group Study Comparing the Efficacy and Tolerability of Tenoxicam and Piroxicam in the Treatment of Post-operative Pain After Oral Surgery. Journal of the Dental Association of South Africa 51: 707-711.
  • L C Swart & P van Zyl. 2006. Implant replacement of an incisor tooth lost as a result of trauma. International Dentistry (Australasian Edition) 1(3).
  • L C Swart & P van Zyl. 2006. Implant replacement of an incisor tooth lost as a result of trauma. International Dentistry (South Africa).
  • L C Swart & DJ van Niekerk. 2008. Simplifying the Implant Treatment for an Unrestorable Premolar with a One-piece Implant: A clinical report. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 100(2): 81-85.

 

 

National Presentations

Stellenbosch University, Cape Town

8-10 September 1993 IADR 27th Science Congress, Cape Town

  • Using a Database to Build a Sound Foundation for Clinical Research
  • L C Swart, F W Grotepass
 
Tygerberg Ear, Nose & Throat Department

July 1993

  • Where does MFOS Fit in with Ear, Nose and Throat?
 
Tygerberg and Groote Schuur Ear, Nose & Throat Departments

July 1993

  • Treatment of Facial Fractures
 
International Association of Dental Research

March 1993

  • A Study to Compare the Protection Offered by Different Surgical Gloves
  • L C Swart, F W Grotepass, A J van der Westhuijzen
 
DASA Mini Course

Cape Town, March 1994

  • A Preliminary Evaluation Report on Glove Perforations in Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
 
DASA Mini Congress, Tygerberg Hospital

August 1995

  • The Incidence of HIV Positive Patients in the Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgery Theatre
 
Meeting of the Branch of Dental Association at Goudini

January 1995

  • Third Molar Removals and Nerve Damage
 
DASA Congress – Africa 2000: The Challenge to Dentistry

August 1997

  • Conscious Sedation in Private Practice. A Preliminary Report of 50 Cases.
 
Western Cape Branch of Oral Hygienist Annual Meeting

November 1999

  • Guest lecturer: Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgery in Private Practice
 
Western Cape Branch of Oral Hygienist Annual Meeting

February 2000

  • Guest lecturer: Cysts of the Maxillofacial and Oral Regions and Odontogenic Tumours
 
Cape Town, South Africa

August 2000

  • The Rehabilitation of the Partially Edentulous Patient with an Implant Supported Prostheses
 
Cape Town, South Africa

August 2001

  • Bone Regeneration Course
 
Western Province Medical Command

April 2001

  • The Use of Orthognatic Surgery to Correct Skeletal Abnormalities
 
Tygerberg Hospital

2001

  • Invited lecturer: Postgraduate Diploma in Dentistry: Sedation and Pain Control
 
Villa Via

Gordons Bay, October 2002

  • Touching Back on Basics
  • L C Swart (conference organiser and lecturer)
 
Academy of Prosthodontist – APSA Symposium

October 2003

  • Immediate Placement of the Perfect Implant
 
South African Society of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeons Road Show
  • Topic: Putting Conscious Sedation in Perspective
  • Midrand (July 2003), Port Elizabeth (August 2003), Bloemfontein (August 2003), Durban (October 2003), Cape Town (February 2004)
 
Nobel Biocare Implants

Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton, September 2004

  • Nine-month follow-up
 
CSWLZ Implant Study Group

2000 – 2010

  • Ethical and Clinical Activities
  • LC Swart, P van Zyl, P Wolfaardt
 
SASMFOS Annual Congress

Kwa-Maritane, September 2004

  • Maxillary Reconstruction after Ablative Oncology Surgery
  • Nobel Perfect Dental Implants – A Preliminary Review
 
South African Dental Association – Country Meeting

Goudini Spa, 27 August 2005

  • The need for New Implant Development
 
SAS Saldanha

3 March 2006

  • Implant Dentistry in the Armed Forces
 
Louis Leipoldt Hospital

6 May 2006

  • SATS Lecture: Using Implants to Relieve Edentulous
 
Protea Hotel Marine

Port Elizabeth, 14 – 16 August 2006

  • Edentulous Maxillary Reconstruction with Four, Six or Eight Implants
 
South African Society of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeons Road Show

Bloemfontein and Cape Town, September 2006

  • Topic: Implant Systems and New Advances
 
NobelDirect Implants

V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 14 – 15 September 2007

  • Implantology – The Full Circle
  • Conference organiser and presenter
 
University of the Western Cape: Postgraduate Course

2007

  • Surgical complications and risk factors in dental implants
 
SADA Member Meeting

21 March 2009

  • Socket preservation with a coronal sealed technique
  • Aesthetic failures in dental treatment and the treatment thereof
 
South African Society of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeons Road Show
  • Topic: Introduction and presentation of cases: Bone-level NobelActive implants
  • Pretoria (25 March 2009), Johannesburg (6 May 2009), Cape Town (3 June 2009), Durban (17 June 2009)
 
South African Dental Association Meeting

South Africa

  • 20 – 22 November 2009, Vredendal: New concepts – NobelActive implants
  • Specialists: Introduction to NobelActive implants to advanced users
  • NobelBiocare offices, Stellenberg, Introduction of NobelActive to restoring general practitioners
 
13-year (review) research of 5 000 cases
  • Complications in office based conscious sedations
 
Louis Leipoldt Hospital

23 June 2009

  • Leadership session
 
CSDI Academic Meeting

Commodore Hotel, V&A Waterfront, 25 August 2009

  • Presented NobelActive full upper jaw reconstruction with NobelGuide. Using NobelGuide as a drill sequence guide to the placement of the implants.
 
SADA Member Meeting

20 November 2009

  • New technology – NobelActive bone level implant
  • Cone beam technology in private practice
  • Tooth socket preservation
 
SADA Member Meeting

28 May 2010

  • My implant crown does not fit
 
ITI Cape Town Study Group Meeting

12 August 2010

  • Invited presenter ITI Study Club
  • Soft Tissue Management on Bone-level Implants
 
NobelBiocare

Johannesburg, 20 August 2010

  • NobelActive – Innovative use and long-term follow-up
  • Treatment of the failing implant
 
CSDI Student Day

31 August 2010

  • Organiser and presenter
  • NobelActive – Innovative use and long-term follow-up
  • Treatment of the failing implant

International Posters

XIIth Congress of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery

5-10 September 1994, The Hague, The Netherlands

  • A Study to Compare Protection Offered by Different Surgical Gloves
  • L C Swart, F W Grotepass, A J van der Westhuijzen
 
XIIIth Congress of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery

September 1996, Zurich, Switzerland

  • Evaluation of Biogel Reveal Gloves in Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgery
  • L C Swart, F W Grotepass

Other Live Surgeries

Tygerberg Dental Faculty

5 November 2004

  • Live surgery for UWC Implant Diploma Course: Live transmission of surgery: Replacement of unrestorable teeth.
 
Tygerberg Dental Faculty

28 August 2008

  • Live surgery for UWC Implant Diploma Course: Live transmission of surgery: Immediate placement of NobelActive implants
 
Louis Leipoldt Medical Centre

13 November 2009 Live transmission of surgery:

  • Removal of a 12 with immediate placement of a NobelActive implant and immediate loading
  • Removal of a 24 with a bone augmentation and immediate placement of a NobelActive implant
  • Placement of two NobelActive implants
  • Placement of one NobelActive implant
  • Sinus lift with the placement of two NobelActive implants
  • Sinus lift with a bone harvesting and placement of three NobelActive implants
 
Tygerberg Dental Faculty

31 August 2010

  • Live surgery for UWC Implant Diploma Course: Removal of a two central teeth with immediate placement of two NobelActive implants
 
South African NobelActive tour

2009

  • Topic: Introduction and presentation of cases (bone-level NobelActive implants). Pretoria (25 March 2009), Johannesburg (6 May 2009), Cape Town (3 June 2009), Durban (17 June 2009).
 
South African Dental Association meeting, Vredendal

21-22 November 2009

  • New concepts – NobelActive implants
  • Introduction to NobelActive implants for advanced users (specialists)
 
NobelBiocare offices, Stellenberg

2009

  • Introduction of NobelActive to restoring general practitioners

International Participation and Presentation

Trilinerary International Congress 2002

UK, Netherlands (Amsterdam), South Africa

  • Paper: Treatment of the over-erupted mandibular anterior teeth
  • L C Swart, P P van Zyl, P Wolfaardt
 
Nobel Biocare World Conference

Las Vegas

  • Paper: Incorporating dental implants in private practice
  • Invited speaker
 
Nobel Biocare World Tour 2006

9-11 April 2006, Sun City, South Africa

  • Live satellite transmission of surgery: All-on-Four Guided restorable teeth.
  • Live surgery: Restoring an unrestorable tooth with a dental implant. Immediate placement.
 
Nobel Biocare World Tour 2006

Rimini, Italy

  • Presentation: Incorporating dental implants into daily practice
  • Expert panel member
 
Academy of Oral Implantology 2nd International Congress 2007

February 2007, New Delhi, India

  • NobelGuide and the use of the one-piece implant
 
Nobel Biocare World Tour 2007

May 2007, Las Vegas

  • Scientific Advisory Committee. Evaluation of all poster presentations for participation in conference
  • Judge for the prize awarded in the Young Clinician competition
  • Global Expert Panel NobelDirect Implants
  • Presentation research done on bone remodelling at practice of Dr LC Swart on NobelDirect implants
 
Nobel Biocare World Tour 2007

October 2007, Osaka, Japan

  • Moderator – live surgery by satellite transmission
  • Commentator – live surgery by satellite transmission
  • Expert panel member
  • Presenter
 
Nobel Biocare World Tour 2008

April 2008, Shanghai, China

  • Moderator: various live surgeries by satellite transmission
  • Commentator: various live surgeries by satellite transmission
  • Expert panel member: All-on-Four, speedy implants, direct implants
  • Special workshop course member: The use of Procera in implant reconstruction
 
Munich Dental Group

December 2008, Munich, Germany

  • Presentation: Socket preservation and the All-on-Four Technique with/without a Guide
 
NobelBiocare Education and Training

June 2010, Mechelen, Belgium

  • Beta testing phase of the Nobel Clinician Program

Associations

  • President Elect SAAO
  • Congress organizer SAAO – 4th International Conference: CTICC 15-17 October 2020
  • President of the South African Association of Osseointegration (SAAO) – 2013-2015
  • President of the Cape Society of Osseointegration (CSDI) – 2008-2013
  • Fellow – ITI
  • Full Member:
    • South African Dental Association
    • South African Society of MFOS
    • International Association of OMFS
    • SA Society of Dental Implantology
  • Other Memberships
    • British Association of OMFS – Associate Member
    • British Dental Association – Overseas Member