SADA Congress 2022

Dr Jeanné Oosthuysen

Dr Jeanné Oosthuysen (néé Cloete) is currently a Case Manager at the Medical Protection Society South Africa. Jeanné was born in Pretoria, grew up in Middelburg in the Eastern Cape, and matriculated at Sentraal High School in Bloemfontein. She obtained a National Diploma in Oral Hygiene from the University of Stellenbosch in 1979. She started her career as oral hygienist in Bloemfontein in an orthodontic practice. As one of the founder members of REINOR Orthodontic Products in 1982, she managed the business until 1991. During the 17 years of active involvement in orthodontics nationally and internationally, she was invited to several training sessions and sales meetings in the USA and Europe. Dr Oosthuysen started as lecturer for dental assistants at the Central University of Technology, Free State in 1997, where she also completed her Master and Doctoral Degrees. In 1998 she obtained the Advanced Diploma in Oral Hygiene (Orthodontics) at the University of Pretoria (Cum Laude), as well as Expanded Functions in Oral Hygiene at the University of the Witwatersrand. Since 1999 she has been involved in research projects on infection control in dental practices. In 2015 she was appointed as representative of South African Universities on the Health Professions Council’ Board for Dental Assisting, Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene where she served until 2020. Jeanne is an internationally recognised expert in infection control protocols for oral health care in South Africa. She was a key contributor in the development of the SADA Dental Protocol in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and co-author of the book, Infection Control Guidelines for Oral Health Care South Africa.

All Sessions by Dr Jeanné Oosthuysen