Atheemah received her Oral Hygiene training at University of the Western Cape and graduated in 2010. She then went on to work at dental practices in the Southern Suburbs and CBD and joined the Kromboom Dental team in 2014.
Atheemah works full-time at Kromboom Dental Centre and works closely with the Dental Team, carrying out individual programmes of prevention of periodontal disease (gum disease), caries (tooth decay) and orthodontic maintenance. Atheemah has a special interest in Oral Myofunctional therapy and is passionate about getting her patients to understand the correlation between mouth breathing and oral and overall health. She became a certified Oral Myofunctional Therapist in 2020. Oral Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) are exercises for the muscles of the face and mouth. The exercises help those patients who mouth breath constantly, are tongue or lip tied and have tongue thrust, incorrect tongue posture and open mouth. She also helps correct bad oral habits such as thumb sucking, that lead to poor muscle patterns and can affect overall body health.
In 2018, in addition to her Oral Hygiene duties , Atheemah took on the role of Office Manager. She has grown with the practice. She started as an Oral Hygienist but proved to be an invaluable help to all in the office. Her experience as an Oral Hygienist makes her a great resource when explaining the necessary procedures and managing dental staff. Through all these experiences, Atheemah grew in her expertise and became our office manager.
Atheemah knows the “ins and outs” of the dental office and helps to keep systems in place so that the high standards are upheld at KDC and the day runs smoothly and on time. She wears many hats to ensure the upkeep of our busy dental practice.
She manages personnel by hiring, training, scheduling and ensures the practice is well-stocked with essential inventory. Her other important duties include evaluating staff performance, answering to patient complaints, checking cleanliness, and more. She enjoys working with her long-term team members who feel like family.
“As Office Manager, all my training and experience come into play! Working with such an amazing and dedicated team makes my job easy. Working closely with the dentists, oral hygienists, specialists, nurses, admin and practice management team helps me understand what it takes to be an even better dental practice!”