About Us

Dr. Christa Engelbrecht

Dr. Christa Engelbrecht


With a passion for general wellbeing achieved through oral health, Dr. Christa Engelbrecht opened the doors of her dental practice in Stellenbosch focusing on personal service and care during 2016 after years practicing abroad. Whilst living in the UK she received additional training under some of Europe’s top specialists in Dental Reconstruction and Aesthetics. She is an avid believer that if you do something you must do it right the first time. That is why she does not believe in short cuts, and only work with the top specialists and dental laboratories in the Western Cape to deliver gold standard treatment to her patients every time.


Dr. Christa Engelbrecht is the principal dentist in our modern practice based in the heart of Stellenbosch. She qualified as a dentist from the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) in 1999. Christa is registered as a dentist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) (reg no: DP 71536).


Christa owned and managed a dynamic dental practice in the heart of Cape Town before her husband’s business commitments took her to the UK at the end of 2000. She practiced dentistry in various settings in the UK until she bought her own practice in Hertfordshire in 2008 focusing solely on private care in a top setting. After leaving the UK in 2013 she still managed this practice remotely until it was sold in 2018.


While in the UK, Christa attended numerous courses to expand her skill set and knowledge, including a year course in advanced restorative dentistry at the highly-rated Tipton Training Clinic in Manchester, run by Prof. Paul Tipton.


Christa enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has many years of experience in all fields, including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implant restoration, and orthodontics. She has created and restored many smiles over her career and is excited to have added a fully digital workflow to her practice. She was also one of the early adopters of Clear aligner orthodontic treatments while still practicing abroad and have in recent years expanded her experience and knowledge in the field of orthodontics. Of particular interest is the early interceptive treatment with the Myobrace and she is excited with some of the results with the groundbreaking treatment to grow little faces. She enjoys attending various conferences and courses to not only expand her own skillset but also stay up to date with the latest changes in dentistry.

Dr. Maureen-Marie Kriel – Aesthetician / Dentist


Dr. Kriel originally trained as a dentist at the University of Stellenbosch and qualified in 1999 with Dr. Engelbrecht.  After practicing dentistry in various setting both in South Africa and the UK and continuously extending her interests and studies in this field, particularly in sedation, pain control, and endodontics, she decided to expand her interests in 2010 by studying aesthetics. She was particularly interested in this field as she has always had issues with her own appearance.


During these courses, she started with chemical peel treatments herself which completely changed her life. Going from a blotchy, pigmented skin to a clear skin which she is very proud of. Her studies covered a variety of treatments including Chemical peels, Mesotherapy, Botox and HA fillers, PDO threads, PRP treatment (vampire treatment), Skin needling, Derma blading, and Fibro blasting (Plasma Pen).


She has become passionate about aesthetics and the powerful effect it can have on people’s lives and is hoping to change people’s perception of aesthetics by showing them what can be achieved, sometimes through minor procedures.

Oral Hygienist - Hanlie Terblanche

Hanlie Terblanche – Oral Hygienist


Hanlie qualified as an Oral Hygienist from the University of Stellenbosch in 1989. She is registered with the HPCSA and has experience in all aspects of this field. She is a fantastic asset to our team as Dr. Engelbrecht is passionate about good oral hygiene and maintenance and feel that together with Hanlie’s passion to provide comprehensive patient care to ensure complete oral health, our patients will be well looked after into the future. Hanlie is dedicated to building good relationships with her patients.


‘It is important to ensure that my patients feel confident about their smile and this can only be achieved through good relationships with them. I want them to be able to feel comfortable enough to ask any questions or discuss any problems’.

Queline Singh – Dental Assistant


Queline is an HPCSA registered dental nurse and has been working in various roles in dental practices since 2008. She has been working with Dr. Engelbrecht 2015 and joined her full time when she opened her practice in Stellenbosch in 2016, helping her not only to set up the practice but to put all systems in place to have a smooth-running practice. Queline enjoys all aspects of dentistry and especially enjoys helping Dr. Engelbrecht in the laboratory from time to time. Her friendly and professional approach is a huge asset in caring for our patients.


When Queline is not hard at work in our practice she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young girls. Queline also loves feeding those less fortunate and spend many weekends cooking in her kitchen to distribute to people in her local area.