Dr Rudie Swart

Orthodontist

Dr Rudie Swart is a specialist Orthodontist with decades of experience correcting improper bites and crooked teeth. He completed his qualifications at the School of Dentistry at the University of Pretoria and has spent time serving as a member of several Orthodontic Associations.

Dr Swart was raised in the central Orange Free State Province of South Africa. He matriculated in 1972 at the Potchefstroom Gimnasium High School and after completing his undergraduate dental degree, he married a Dental School classmate, Louise.

Dr Swart has only one daughter, Dr Helena Swart, who completed her dental studies in 2007 and her Orthodontic post graduate degree in 2016 and has been a partner with Dr Swart in his practice since 2017.

Louise, his wife, has been a dentist in her private practice solely for a number of years, after which she joined the orthodontic practice of Dr Swart and became the practice financial coordinator.

Dr Rudie Swart’s hobbies include photography, archery, collecting Dinky Toys, and collecting and restoring vintage VW cars and Kombis.

Qualifications

  • 1978 – B.Ch.D (Dentistry) – School of Dentistry – University of Pretoria.
  • 1982 – B.Ch.D (Honours) – School of Dentistry – University of Pretoria.
  • 1986 – M.Ch.D (Ortho) – Cum Laude – School of Dentistry – University of Pretoria.

Professional History

  • 2004-2016 Part-time consultant involved in post-graduate orthodontic program at the Oral and Dental Hospital, University of Pretoria.
  • 1987 – present, Private Practice Orthodontics exclusively, Pretoria
  • 1983 – 1986, Postgraduate Orthodontic training (4 years full-time study), School of Dentistry, University of Pretoria
  • 1980 – 1982, Senior dentist, Department of health, part-time postgraduate studies – School of Dentistry,
  • Oral and Dental Hospital, University of Pretoria.
  • 1978 – 1980, National Military Training and Dental Officer – 3 Military Hospital Bloemfontein.

Professional Organizations

  • Member of the South African Society of Orthodontists (SASO) since 1987.
  • Member of the South African Dental Association since 1978.
  • Secretary of the South African Society of Orthodontists 1987 – 1990.
  • Treasurer of the South African Society of Orthodontists 2006 – 2008.
  • Member of Eastern Tshwane Orthodontic study group (ETOS).
  • Member of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa since 2015