Hello, I am Dr Ravena Naidoo. My family practice is designed to make dentistry child-friendly (paediatric dentistry) and wheelchair friendly.
At Dental Tranquility, we offer dentistry with a personal touch and provide the perfect environment for gentle, caring dentistry. We cover all aspects of dentistry, with a particular focus on preventative care.
We aim to educate all our patients – young and old – on making dental hygiene a priority in their lives before restoration becomes an emergency. This is by far the best, most cost-effective way of preventing pain. We are contracted to medical aid and we practise safe amalgam removals.
Dr Ravena Naidoo
Working from home allows me to offer dentistry with a personal touch, giving my patients that tender loving care as well as affording me the time to treat them holistically.
Being an ardent practitioner of Sukyo Mahikari, which is an art of purification of spirit mind and body, I have acquired amazing patient care skills and a general understanding of what it means to be human.
Furthermore, my naturalistic approach to life and healthy habits has also contributed to the guidance I am able to give my patients with regards to their dental health and overall well-being.
The scope of my work involves working closely with other specialists such as orthodontists, periodontists, prosthodontists, maxillofacial surgeons (for implants) as well as aesthetic dentistry (tooth whitening, veneers). My postgraduate studies have given me more experience in paediatric dentistry, which is not a speciality in South Africa.
Having completed secondary education in 1989, I moved on to graduate as a dentist in 1995. I started working as a locum dentist for a year and then started my own private practice in Buffelsdale, Tongaat with my husband Sanjay Nandlal, a medical doctor. The years to follow were both exciting and challenging.
Whilst pregnant with my daughter Sejal I completed a postgraduate diploma in Orthodontics at the University of Pretoria. Since then I have become a member of the General Practitioners Orthodontic Society and have always enjoyed Pediatric Dentistry involving orthodontics.
After purchasing two other dental practices in Pinetown (1998) and Gandhi’s Hill in Tongaat (1999), I was able to expand my skills even further. During this time I was fortunate to still maintain a good balance between family life and work.
By the time my son Yasteel was born in 2002, my office was transformed into a little nursery with a camp cot, toys, nappies and the lovely scent of baby toiletries. With two kids of my own for personal training, I soon developed a wonderful rapport with children.
I sold my practice in Pinetown in 2000 and five years later amalgamated my Tongaat practice with my current practice at home in Umhlanga. In 2010 I expanded the practice to include another surgical cubicle. In 2014 I completed my postgraduate diploma in paediatric dentistry.