Dr Andre du Plessis

Dr. Andre du Plessis is a very experienced sedationist who helps treat patients who are scared of the dentist or need big operations.


Since his arrival in the UK in 1995, he has involved himself on a full-time basis with the administration of conscious sedation since 1997. He was a founder member of the Society of Conscious Sedation in 1999, and gained his Diploma in Conscious Sedation from the University of Stellenbosch in 2002.


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After gaining his BMedSci degree from the University of Pretoria, Andre went on to complete his MBChB at the same institution. Following a year in the gold mines in SA, he travelled extensively over the following 7 years, practicing medicine in Canada and Greece. This included a couple of years sailing the seas as a cruise ship’s surgeon, resident ski resort physician in the Rockies, and working with Inuit communities in the remote Northern Territories of Canada. On his return to South Africa he spent 5 years rotating through departments of Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Orthopaedic surgery, A&E, Obstetrics, Radiology and eventually Anaesthetics.

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