We are a unique father and son Orthodontic team. Dr Joolam Kaka brings years of experience and expertise to the office and his son Dr Muhammed Kaka, also a qualified Orthodontist is highly trained in newer techniques, high-tech equipment and cutting edge treatment protocols. This family practice provides a family orientated service to you and your children.
Dr Joolam Kaka :
I truly enjoy practicing orthodontics and love creating beautiful smiles. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work in a profession that is rewarding to both my patients and myself. Every time I see my patients, I am pleased to know that I am helping them achieve the ideal smile they have always wanted.
The best thing about being an orthodontist is building personal relationships with each patient. I get to meet such talented and gifted young adolescents, fascinating and remarkable adults, and wonderful families. At the end of treatment, it is amazing to see how a transformation in an individual's smile has such a positive change to that person's overall attitude and confidence.
Education and Experience
- University of the Western Cape : Bachelor of Dentistry
- University of the Witwatersrand : Master of Science ( Dentistry)
- University of the Western Cape : Master of Dentistry ( Orthodontics)
By staying abreast of new techniques and keeping up with the constant research and advancements, I am able to offer my patients exceptional care when it comes to transforming their smiles. This may equate to shorter treatment time, less discomfort, and having more information about the different options for patients when investing in their healthier, more beautiful smiles.
Orthodontics is fun and exciting, and our team reflects that every day we come to work. It's no wonder patients forget they are there for an orthodontic appointment! We believe our patients are our utmost priority. We strive to make everyone feel pampered, so each one knows how much we care. From the front desk all the way to the back assistants, we all want to make sure each and every visit with us is fun, comfortable and convenient.
Outside the Office
I am a Johannesburg native and currently reside here with my lovely wife, three children and three grand-children. During my free time, I enjoy being active outdoors. I can be found playing tennis, cycling and more recently golf, or with my greatest pleasure in life : my three beautiful grandsons.
Dr Kaka is an active member of many professional organizations which include:
- The South African Society of Orthodontists
- The World Federation of Orthodontists
- The American Association of Orthodontists
- The South African Dental Association
- The Health Professions Council of South Africa
Dr Muhammed Kaka
The younger Dr Kaka’s dream to become an orthodontist developed as a child, inspired by his father’s positive influence. Seeing first hand how an orthodontist can change lives and how a beautiful smile can enhance one’s self-esteem, Dr Kaka developed an interest in this speciality and made it his goal to join this wonderful profession.
To prepare for his career creating wonderful smiles, Dr Kaka attended the best dental schools and training programmes. Dr. Kaka graduated as a Dentist from The University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) in 2003 with a Bachelors Degree in Dentistry (BDS), where was awarded the Medal of the Dental Warehouse for the “Most Distinguished Final Year Student”. Thereafter he ran a successful dental practice at the Netcare Milpark Hospital while simultaneously undertaking a Diploma in Orthodontics at the University of Pretoria (Dip. Odont).
Dr Kaka then achieved his FCD I after successfully passing his Primaries in Orthodontics at the College of Medicine SA. At the same time, Dr Kaka continued lecturing and teaching at the University of the Witwatersrand Dental School’s Orthodontic department.
In 2011 he was offered a post to specialize in Orthodontics at The University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) in their highly acclaimed Orthodontic programme. During his specialty training he had the opportunity to spend time at the University of Michigan (USA) where he undertook an Orthodontic research project in facial growth and development under one of the world’s most distinguished Orthodontists, Professor James McNamara. Dr Kaka completed his studies and training at Wits University and successfully passed the orthodontic examination and is now registered as a qualified specialist Orthodontist with a Masters in Dentistry ( M.Dent)
Dr Kaka also completed his Invisalign training overseas and was later appointed as a Consultant for Sirona Dental System where he was trained in Germany by Sirona Dental Systems. He currently trains other dental professionals on behalf of Sirona and delivers lectures in Orthodontics and modern ortho technology to his peers. As a member of the American Association of Orthodontists he attends their annual conference in America on a yearly basis. He is currently also a Faculty lecturer and supervisor at the University of the Witwatersrand Orthodontic department.
Dr Kaka is currently a member of these organisations:
- The American Association of Orthodontists
- World Federation of Orthodontics
- South African Society of Orthodontists
- South African Dental Association
- Health Professions Council of SA
On a more personal level Dr Kaka is married to Dr Tasneem Kadwa, a medical doctor. They have two young sons aged 4 and 8 years old. Away from the office Dr Kaka is a devoted father and husband. He is an avid sportsman who still plays weekly soccer matches, does road running and most of all enjoys cycling, having completed various cycle races around the country including the gruelling Tour Durban where he cycled from Johannesburg to Durban over four days. He looks forward to meeting you and creating your dazzling smile!