received his dental and master’s degree MFOS (cum laude) from Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa. He has been in private practice in Cape Town since 1995, focusing on advanced dental implant treatments. He serves on the ambassador’s board of the EAO. He is a Senior fellow of the ITI, accepted as a Fellow in 2003 and serves on the faculty of gIDE. Dr Swart has lectured extensively globally and published both nationally and internationally. He received Merit Awards for his contributions to implantology and dentistry from the South African Society for Dental Implantology in 2008 and 2012 as well as the Special premier award and Special service award by the South African Dental Association in 2022.