Dr Helena Swart

Orthodontist

Dr Helena Swart was born and raised in Wonderboom, Pretoria. She attended Wonderboom Primary school and completed her secondary school years at Overkruin High School.

She obtained her dental degree at the University of Pretoria in 2009. She then entered private practice in Cape Town whilst her husband completed his 2 years internship at Grootte Schuur hospital. During that period she completed her P.D.D. diploma in Orthodontics at the University of the Western Cape.

After returning to Pretoria, she was selected as a registrar at her alma mater and completed her post graduate orthodontic studies at the University of Pretoria in 2016.

She then joined her father, Dr. Rudie Swart in his orthodontic practice and has been a practice partner since.

Dr Helena has been involved in horse riding since she was 5 years old and has competed ever since. She achieved national colours at the age of 12 years and has competed as a member of the Protea team in American Saddlebred events in numerous competitions locally and abroad.

Dr. Helena is married to Adolf Fourie, an anesthesiologist and they have 2 daughters.

Dr. Helena has a particular interest in clear aligner treatment of patients and her sole mission in the practice is to create beautiful and healthy smiles. She believes that when you are smiling, the whole world smiles with you.

Qualifications

  • B.Ch.D. (Dentistry) – School of Dentistry – University of Pretoria.
  • P.D.D. – School of Dentistry – University of the Western Cape
  • M.Ch.D. (Ortho) – School of Dentistry – University of Pretoria.

Professional Organizations

  • Member of the South African Society of Orthodontists (SASO) since 2017.
  • Member of the South African Dental Association (SADA) since 2008.
  • Member of the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO) since 2021.
  • Member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) since 2022.
  • Member of the Eastern Tswhane Orthodontic Study Group since 2023.