Dr Manie Opperman (Principal Dentist B.Ch.D (Pret))
I graduated in 1983 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. After finishing my compulsory national service for two years I re-joined the army as a Captain where I served for another two years.
I bought my first dental practice in 1987 in Centurion, South Africa, where I practiced as a general dentist until 1994, during this time in 1992, I developed an implant system which led to my special interest in implantology and minor oral surgery.
I came over to England and initially worked as a general dental practitioner in a referral practice for minor oral surgery in Hackney, London.
After 3 years the practice owner sold the practice and moved to Tunbridge, Kent, I also moved at this time and we continued as referral practice.
In 2000 I moved to Bishops Stortford and bought the Limes dental practice, changing the name to Hockerill Dental Practice.
I am married with four daughters, I enjoy cycling and sport in general except for football!
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