André van Zyl qualified (Cum Laude) as periodontist in 1989 from the University of Stellenbosch and has opened private practices in Somerset West, Hermanus and London through his career, allowing André to offer years of practice experience to every client.
During his career he has been the Head of Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontics at Stellenbosch University and the Head of Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of Pretoria. André was also appointed as Honorary Professor Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontics at the University of Witwatersrand. As part of his academic career, he has lectured and published works nationally and internationally in the field of implant dentistry, oral cancer and applied surgical anatomy.
André started the first postgraduate diploma in oral implantology in South Africa, via distance learning, live surgery and hands-on training in 1999. He also established the International Team for Implantology (ITI) Center of Excellence and the ITI Scholarship Center at the University of Pretoria and was Chair of both these initiatives from 2013-2018.