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Meet Dr. Leoné Kotzé BChD, OH

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Dr. Kotzé’s career in dentistry commenced when she graduated as a Dental Hygienist from the University of Pretoria with Honors in Dental Procedures and Pharmacology. She worked with a Specialist Periodontist in her position as a Dental Hygienist for several years, acquiring an exceptional depth of knowledge in her understanding of periodontal disease. This gave her a unique foundation for her subsequent studies to become a fully qualified dentist. She graduated as a Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Pretoria in 1985 as one of the top 3 out of 64 students. She passed with distinction in:

  • Oral Biology
  • Community Dentistry
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Prosthetics
  • Periodontology and Oral Medicine
  • Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

Dr. Kotzé passed the USA National Board Exams, and the Florida Dental Board exams in 1987, and has been licensed to practice dentistry in Florida continuously since 1988.

DENTAL LICENCES TO PRACTICE DENTISTRY

  • FLORIDA, U.S.A. since 1988
  • UNITED KINGDOM since 1985
  • EUROPEAN UNION since 2009

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Dr. Kotzé has attended hundreds of hours of American and International dental conferences and Advanced Training Courses. Continuing Education Programs allow her and her staff to stay informed of all new developments in dentistry.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

ACLM - American College of Legal Medicine (Health Law and Ethics)

PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Serving on the Health Advisory Committee of the Sarasota County School Board
  • Advocate for the prevention of Child Abuse and Family Violence

SPECIAL AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Ross Barrowman Award for Best Final Year Student in Removable Prosthodontics
  • S.A. Association of Periodontology and Oral Medicine for Best Final Year Student
  • Best Gold Restoration Preparation in the Final Gold Onlay Exam - Department of Restorative Dentistry

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Dr. Kotzé served on the Faculty at the University of Pretoria as a Clinical Instructor in the Departments of Dental Hygiene and Restorative Dentistry.

HOBBIES

Dr. Kotzé enjoys music, travel photography, snorkeling, dancing, and celebrates her family.