Dr Mark Bowes


Dr Mark Bowes runs a private Practice in Cape Town, South Africa, which is limited to Aesthetic and Complex Restorative Dentistry.  Whilst practicing in London for 23 years, he was a member of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry.  Mark has been a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists since 1997.  In 2010 he founded the South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry for which he is now Past President.  He was the Congress President for the World International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry (IFED) held in Cape Town in 2015, this meeting was one of the most successful International meetings ever held in South Africa.  Mark is a member and registered speaker for the ITI (International Team for Implantology).  He has lectured extensively in Southern Africa and internationally, on all aspects of Aesthetic Dentistry and runs Restorative courses with the respected Implant & Aesthetic Academy in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Mark has pioneered the development of Digital Smile Design in South Africa; this concept allows dentists to develop a smile which fits the individual patients Aesthetic and Functional needs whilst providing Minimally Invasive Dentistry.

“DSD is the starting point of all dental rehabilitation, for both simple and complex cases.  For many dentists treatment planning resulted in compromises of both Aesthetics and Function, with DSD we now have a truly facially Driven Planning process which can guarantee perfect results. DSD allows us to make Multidisciplinary decisions that most cases need and is the perfect tool for communication to the entire Dental Team.  Minimally Invasive Dentistry is my passion and without doubt DSD is the driving force to ensure tooth preservation in all cases.

The most powerful use of DSD is the emotional benefits we see when we allow our patients to be involved in the treatment process. We live in a world where communication is key, DSD is the perfect language!”

Mark is a DSD World Master and an Instructor, the only Instructor in South Africa, and one of only two on the African Continent.  He lectures and teaches DSD both in South Africa and Internationally.

Mark has also introduced “Intelligent Aligner Systems”, IAS, to South Africa.  Mark is passionate about minimally invasive treatment, and uses several forms of short term adult orthodontics in his aesthetic cases, such as the spring aligner- Inman Aligner, clear removable aligners and fixed braces.  He is presently the only certified instructor for IAS in Africa and as such runs many courses to teach fellow dentists.


For as long as I can remember, I have had a confidence issue with the fluoride stains on my front teeth - something which grew more and more with my exposure to people on a professional level. After a consultation, some "home-work", Dr Mark Bowes absolutely exceeded all expectations by completely removing the stains from my front teeth - I never knew this was even possible!! I couldn't be more impressed. So grateful for the professional, painless and ground-breaking procedure that has literally changed my smile, and injected confidence into how I communicate. Thank you

Jane Rowlinson

Mark is by far the best dentist I have ever been to, and I have lived in Germany and Australia for years, before returning to Cape Town. At the age of 50 I decided to fix my smile and teeth that had been neglected for years, due to my fear of dentists. I had braces first, followed by an implant and a few crowns, as well as ordinary fillings. I could not be more happy. From state of the art equipment to friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere in the rooms, Mark is highly skilled, yet every single visit receives the same attention. Thank you for continuous excellent service and my new smile

jana maddock

We are fortunate enough to have Dr Bowes as the family dentist for the past couple of years. His skill in dental aesthetics is outstanding and he has the ability to make a huge difference to your smile with subtle improvements.

Nerine Pienaar

Dr Bowes is a superb dentist. He takes time during consults to listen, explain and doesn't rush you into decisions. He cares about the functional and aesthetic result, is innovative yet conservative in his approach

Laura Hoogland

I have been dealing with Mark for over 3 years now as he looked to reconstruct all my front teeth. He did an unbelievable job and I highly recommend him. The best of the best!

Clive Shonfeld

Fantastic and highly professional! I have been to a few dentists in Cape Town and Mark Bowes is certainly one of the best. I find him to be highly professional and he seems to be up to date with all of the latest technologies and gadgetries. The practice is also is also friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend Dr Bowes to anyone looking for a superb dentist in Cape Town.

Joseph Aminzadeh

Mark Bowes is a highly skilled dentist, supported by a fully professional team at De Waterkant Health. I am astounded by what he achieved with my mouth in 3 weeks, that other dentists had suggested would take a year. If your dental problems are large (like mine) or small, I can't recommend him highly enough.

Fiona Adam Ghosh