Dr Manie Opperman (Principal Dentist B.Ch.D (Pret))
I qualified in 1983 at the University of Pretoria, joined the army at the rank of Captain until 1987 when I started my own private practice in Pretoria.
I came over to the UK with my family in 1995 working in London and Kent. In 2000, I started in Bishop’s Stortford when John Jacques retired.
My special interest is in Occlusion and Tempero Mandibular joints (Jaw joints).
I have been involved in dental implants since 1992 when I helped with the initiation of two dental implant systems.
I enjoy sports and actively cycle. I am married and have 4 daughters.
Words from Dr Manie Opperman
“Being embarrassed about your teeth can affect your whole life, emotionally and physically. You can be perceived as sulky or rude if you don’t smile or smile behind your hand. It can even hinder relationships and can lead to low self esteem and lost of confidence.”
“Being apprehensive about visiting a dentist is normal. Some people have a genuine phobia which we understand. At Hockerill Dental in Hertfordshire, we are very aware of these facts. People do not get treated as 28 teeth in a ball of protoplasm…. with a wallet around the neck!”
“Our aim is to provide you with the surroundings where you can relax, feel no pain and leave confident, smiling and without fear of a dentist! We look forward to welcoming you to Hockerill Dental.” Dr Manie Opperman, GDC: 70239