Your family friendly dentist in town

Our dental practice in Hillcrest is ready to make you smile

Dental care in Hillcrest, Durban


At the Hillcrest Dental Centre we are a family ready to help yours. We know that a visit to the dentist for anyone, young or old, is one that most people try to avoid. But we do also know that taking care of your teeth and gums from a young age will make you look and feel great for longer. So, we encourage prevention rather than cure, and with that said we aim to make all our patients feel comfortable with all our treatments, and we believe it is our duty as your dentist to explain what it is we do so that there is no need to fear your dentist but give us a smile!


Free consultations on further treatment plans.

General Dentistry

We offer General Dentistry such as:
-Preventing oral health conditions such as tooth decay, gum disease, or oral infection. Diagnosing existing issues, some of which are unseen without an X-ray or thorough examination.

Crowns & Bridges

A crown is required when a tooth’s structure has decayed to the point where a filling isn’t enough. A crown is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size, and protecting and strengthening it.

Children Dental Health

The first dental visit is recommended by 12 months of age, or within 6 months of the first tooth coming in.

Root Canal Treatment

A root canal treatment is necessary when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (called the pulp) becomes infected due to decay or injury.

Teeth Whitening

Often, people with stained or discoloured teeth may just need a whitening procedure to restore their smile.


Braces are applied to teeth for various reasons, including poorly aligned jaws, crooked, over-or under-bite, crowded and missing teeth, or a bad bite (called malocclusion).


Pay for your visit with a medical aid or privately. We are contracted to most medical aid schemes that you can use to pay for your treatment.

Meet The Dentists

Dr Griesel


Dr Griesel qualified at Pretoria University and did a BChD Honours in Endodontics and later an MSc in Odontology, focusing on Endodontics Dental Implants and Oral Medicine. He started working in Melville, Gauteng and then worked and lived in the UK, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and back in the UK again for many years. He is an expert in all things dental, with a special interest in endodontics (root treatments) and cosmetic dentistry. He proudly puts the needs of his patients first to get their smile back. Dr Griesel also says when your work is also your hobby, you never have to go to work again.

Dr Dennison


Dr Ashlea Dennison grew up in KwaZulu-Natal for most of her childhood. She moved provinces after finishing school and graduated with her first degree, BSc in Medical Sciences, at the University of Pretoria in 2015. From there, she moved to Sandton and completed her Bachelor of Dental Sciences degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2020 (Cum Laude). She spent a year helping the communities of one of the Gauteng Districts before starting at a private practice in Northcliff, Johannesburg in 2022. At the end of 2022, Dr Ashlea relocated to her hometown, Hillcrest, to start her new career at the Hillcrest Dental Centre, where she feels like family.




Justine Mc Donald

“I had a very pleasant experience with Dr Ashlea Dennison and her staff. Dr Dennison is patient and explains each step of the procedure as she goes which definitely makes one feel more comfortable in the chair! The environment is comforting and all the staff are friendly and approachable. I will definitely be taking my daughter to see Dr Dennison. 


Ansie Nieuwenhuis

“I met Dr. Andre Griesel in 2008, I visited him once and then he was my dentist. I recommend him to everyone that I meet. He is gentle person with so much care for his patients. I have never even felt an injection administered by him. I sing his praises — he is an absolute champion dentist. “​

Minnie van der Merwe

“Dr. Griesel is the best dentist ever. He has years of experience both in SA and the UK and i know his new practice will grow fast…He is always one that really want to assist and will treat you as a person not just a name on your file. All the best for your new practice Dr. Griesel…our loss is Durban ‘s gain…”


“Friendly staff. Dr. Griesel is amazing and so gentle. I will definitely recommend this practice to my friends and family. I have a great experience.”

Dr. Griesel— helping you to get your smile back!

Dr. Griesel started working in Melville and Auckland Park, Gauteng and then worked and lived in the UK, Saudi Arabia and Dubai for many years. We offer a wide range of services and are proud to put the needs of our patients first. Dr. Griesel has a special interest in endodontics (root treatments) and cosmetic dentistry and can help you get the smile!

Here to help you smile again!

Pay for your visit using private funds or medial aid. We are contracted to most medical aid schemes that you can use to pay for your treatment. 

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