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South Africa Orthodontist - Dr. Steven J. Flax - Sandton, Johannesburg

Dr Steven Flax entered the Dental Faculty of the University of the Witwatersrand to graduate BDS in 1982.  During his undergraduate program he received three awards.  After completion of his National Service he returned to the Department of Orthodontics, University of the Witwatersrand and graduated MSc (Dent) in 1986 and M Dent (Orthodontics) in 1988.  In the same year, he was awarded the Elida Pond’s Fellowship and a research award from the RED fund.


Dr Flax has a flourishing specialist practice – dedicated to excellence in orthodontics, situated in Sandton, Johannesburg. He maintains his academic interests through attending numerous local and international congresses. He has a particular interest in invisible orthodontics, utilising clear braces, lingual orthodontics and Invisalign.  He began to use the Invisalign technique in 2001 and has treated more than 1800 Invisalign cases. Dr Flax is an Invisalign Preferred Provider and an Invisalign Diamond Elite Provider. He is one of the top Invisalign providers in the world and the leading Invisalign provider in Africa.


Dr Flax has served as President of the Dental Graduates Association of the University of the Witwatersrand and as Chairman of the Fees Committee of the South African Society of Orthodontists.  He is currently a member of the Paedodontic Society of South Africa. He is also an international member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the World Federation of Orthodontists.

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