The Vermilion Team



Vermilion Dental and Health was born from the vision that effective dentistry and healthcare can translate into a comfortable and positive patient experience.

Healthcare and dentistry needn’t be something that patients dread.  At Vermilion we are at the forefront of painless dentistry offering patients the option of ‘The Wand STA Injection System’ as well as in house conscious sedation services.  With patient focused treatment plans and attention to detail we offer an enhanced experience of dentistry and healthcare. We trust your experience will not only fulfil your dental and medical needs, but also contribute to your overall health and well being.


‘Vermilion’ has different meanings. It can be defined as a vivid shade of red. In anatomy it is the reddish area of the lip, to which lipstick is applied. The vermilion border marks the meeting of the lip and the skin, of intra and extra oral.  The meeting of dentistry and medicine.

“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease” 
Sir William Osler 

Dr Jacobie Claasen


Dr. Jacobie Claasen, founder member of Vermilion Dental and Health.
She qualified as a dentist in 2012 from the University of Pretoria.
During 2013 she completed her community service year at Thebe district hospital in Harrismith. She runs a private practice ever since. I enjoy family dentistry as well as reconstructive crown and bridgework.

Renardo Treurnich

Clinical Psychologist

Renardo Treurnich is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as an independent practitioner. He received all his training and education at the University of Pretoria.


Ms Adine van den Heever Dental Assistant

Adine is an enthusiastic dental assistant. A creative with an eye for photography and design. She will soon be the driving force behind our social media pages. Drop her a message or give her a like to keep up to date with all the fun that we’re having.

Zena le Roux

Clinical Nutritionist


Zena is a clinical nutritionist and health coach. She enables clients to break free from unhealthy habits that were keeping them stuck for many years & experience freedom again. Her program is not just about following a meal plan as she mostly focus on health behaviour change.


Jody da Silva


Jody is passionate about his work as well as his family and strives to find a balance within his personal and professional life. 


Jody can help resolve your aches and pains. He looks forward to assisting you

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