Meet Dr. Ettiene van Zyl

Dr. Ettiene van ZylDr. Ettiene van Zyl provides the greater Memphis, TN, area with high-quality cosmetic, restorative, and general dental care. Drawing on decades of experience and specialized training, Dr. van Zyl leads a practice that is committed to meeting and exceeding your needs. To discover why so many patients have turned to Dr. van Zyl to achieve beautiful, healthy smiles, reach out to our practice today.

Education and Training

Dr. van Zyl graduated from the University of Tennessee Dental School at the top of his class. He then completed a two-year residency program at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis, TN, specializing in prosthetic dentistry (prosthodontics). After starting his own practice, he has remained committed to undergoing continued education and training so that he can offer his patients the latest advancements in dentistry.

Dr. van Zyl studied at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute (LVI) for Advanced Dental Studies to gain advanced knowledge in the fields of cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry. This world-renowned institution provided Dr. van Zyl with in-depth training in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of patients suffering from TMJ disorder, sleep apnea, and other issues rooted in the complex relationship of the muscles, nerves, teeth, and bones.

He is passionate about helping patients overcome the often debilitating symptoms of TMJ disorder. After being introduced to neuromuscular dentistry by Dr. Ralph Garcia, Jr., founder of the Bay Area Center for Craniomandibular Disorders, Dr. van Zyl refined his expertise through additional training at LVI. This specialized coursework gave Dr. van Zyl the experience needed to use advanced diagnostic tools to identify the cause of TMJ disorder, and to prescribe treatments that can provide long-term relief.

Dr. van Zyl is also one of the first dentists in Tennessee to distribute the Pure Power Mouthguard. This unique mouthguard has been engineered to help athletes achieve neuromuscular harmony by properly aligning their bites, thereby enhancing their physical performance. Patients can rely on Dr. van Zyl's refined techniques and training to help them achieve beautiful smiles, lasting oral health, and many other valuable benefits. 

Professional Affiliations

Dr. van Zyl is an active member of the dental community, maintaining affiliations with several highly regarded professional associations:

  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The Academy of CAD/CAM Dentistry
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The American College of Prosthodontics

Life Outside the Office

When Dr. van Zyl is not serving his patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Shelly, and their two daughters, Kelsey and Megan. The van Zyl family can often be found enjoying activities like boating, water-skiing, biking, and golfing. Additionally, Dr. van Zyl is a member of the Memphis 1st Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cordova, where he teaches Bible study classes.

Schedule Your Visit with Dr. van Zyl

At van Zyl Center for Advanced Dentistry, our entire staff will treat you like a part of our family, rather than just another patient. To experience the comfortable, advanced dental care Dr. van Zyl can offer, schedule an appointment for you or your loved one today.

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Van Zyl Center for Advanced Dentistry

(901) 457-7753

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