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Dr Stephanus Hechter Dentists At Health
Dr. Faan Hechter


B.Ch.D. (Pretoria) PDD (Stellenbosch) Dip.Odont.Implantology(Stellenbosch)


I am Dr. Faan Hechter, a general dentist that graduated in 1981, afterwards serving in the Medical Corps of the SADF for 2 years in Port Elizabeth and Rundu on the border of South West Africa. Thereafter I started the dental services for the Department of Health in the North Eastern Cape. In 1989 I joined the private dental practice of Dr. Frik Claassen in Despatch. In 2005 we started the group, Dentists@Health. I am still practicing in Despatch.
I see myself as a dentist with an interest in all disciplines of dentistry, focusing on minimal invasive techniques. I follow our slogan Preserve, Restore and Enhance religiously.
I love Orthodontics with the emphasis on a healthy TMJ, Endodontics with laser therapy and Surgical procedures like Implant Dentistry and Wisdom teeth removal with minimal trauma. The most satisfying for me however is to do a complete smile makeover with composite resin material without virtually removing any healthy tooth structure.
My family is very important to me and I see my patients as family too. I love the outdoor life, like deep sea angling and sustainable, responsible hunting. I participate in all disciplines of sport shooting and I am the senior training officer of the Kwagga branch of the South African Hunting and Game Conservation Association. I also recently started playing bowls as a sport.

I place a very high value on my Christian beliefs and try living accordingly. I also see my friends at Harvest Christian Church as family.

Dr Mare Lee Mare Dentists At Health
Dr. Mare-Lee Marè


BChD, Dentistry


Dr Mare-Lee joined Dentists@Health - Graaff-Reinet in 2015 and then moved to our Despatch branch in 2016 where she is currently working.  She strives to provide the best possible care to all her patients, young and old.  She loves working with children to improve their oral health and has more recently sparked an interest in Orthodontics and Aesthetic dentistry, because everyone deserves a beautiful smile.
Outside of work, she likes to keep active, drink wine and spend quality time with family and friends.

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