About Us

Who We Are

Child’s Play Dental is a unique dental treatment facility located in the well – established Horizon Park Dental Centre on the West Rand.

Child’s Play Dental focuses on delivering expert high quality dental treatment to children and teens!

The founder and owner of Child’s Play Dental is Dr Tashnim Bagus, who is no stranger to this community. She started her private practice career at the Horizon Park Dental Centre in 1997, after graduating with her Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS) Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. She went on to expand her dental private practice career by gaining further work experience in the United Kingdom.

Over the past twelve years, Dr Bagus has been a lecturer and Course Co-ordinator in the Department of Paediatric and Restorative Dentistry at the School of Oral Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, where she also obtained her MSc Dent Degree in Paedodontics in 2013. Her interests in dental education has seen her head up several  Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS) Undergraduate Programmes in the Preclinical and Clinical divisions of the Paediatric and Restorative Dentistry Department, as well as the Course Co-ordinator for Integrated Learning at the School of Oral Health Sciences.  Dr Tashnim Bagus has also represented the School of Oral Health Sciences on various Faculty of Health Sciences committees at the University of the Witwatersrand, including the Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee, the Faculty Transformation Committee, School of Oral Health Sciences Undergraduate Committee, Faculty Readmissions Committee.

She continues to be involved with the teaching & training of dental students, as well as research and mentoring of staff and students at the Wits Oral Health Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Her passion for helping and treating children and special needs patients has given rise to Child’s Play Dental, where she is committed to uplifting the Oral Health of these patients, and assisting their parents and caregivers with maintaining optimal oral health, by tailoring the treatment required to meet their unique dental treatment needs!  Her extensive experience both clinically and academically has allowed her to combine her passions of teaching and serving the needs of her patients. She recognizes that children are indeed different anatomically, physiologically and emotionally. This makes their dental treatment needs quite unique.

What Can You Expect At Child's Play Dental

What We Do

At Childs Play Dental, we recognize that the emotional and physical well-being of each of our patients is paramount, and we shall endeavour to make your child’s dental experience a fun, safe and rewarding one.

We have tailored our treatment to care for infants, pre-schoolers, school – aged children, adolescents and individuals with special oral health care needs (from newborns to 18 years).

Our dental treatment facility provides services in preventative and restorative dentistry, trauma & emergency care, as well as interceptive dental treatment options, while being cognitive of your child’s individual growth and behavioural management needs.

Child’s Play Dental has also extended these treatment platforms to include Sedation Dentistry, including Inhalation Sedation, Oral Sedation, Conscious Sedation and General Anaesthetic.

It is our goal to establish and maintain your child’s optimal oral health, and keep you and your child smiling!

So come pay us a visit at CHILD’S PLAY DENTAL…..We can’t wait to meet you!

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