Signature Smiles is the culmination of a dream of Drs. Ziyaad Ismail and Fawzia Kadwa. After serving the communities around Johannesburg since 2002, they have relocated to the coast in 2017. Signature smiles now aims to be a leading practice in the Durban area by providing personal dental care with a very family oriented approach. Our tranquil environment will allay your fears. Make an appointment and experience the difference.
RESTORATIVE AND AESTHETIC DENTISTRY
ROOT CANAL TREATMENTS
CROWN AND BRIDGEWORK
SURGICAL EXTRACTIONS AND MINOR ORAL SURGERY
(DENTISTRY FOR KIDS)
THE PHILOSOPHY AT SIGNATURE SMILES
Care Comes First
The husband and wife team of Dr Z Ismail and Dr F Kadwa believe in the following principles.
We are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality dental care in a warm, caring and professional manner.
We promise to treat every patient with the respect, dignity, kindness and compassion that they deserve.
We will strive to earn the loyalty of our patients and pride ourselves on a patient-centred appearance.
To maintain qualified, motivated personnel who will show initiative in their work and concern for our patients.
To use the best quality materials and to keep or offices modern and offer the best technologies.
We commit ourselves to continually broaden our knowledge and skills and to work with a dedicated team of specialists to ensure our patients get the best possible results.
We PROMISE that at SIGNATURE SMILES you will personally experience each of the above values.
When choosing a doctor, be sure you’re choosing one that you can fully trust to answer all of your questions and concerns. I offer easy-to-understand guides for some of the most common questions and inquiries I receive at my practice. Below you’ll find a list of some frequently asked questions by our clients at SIGNATURE SMILES.
DR FAWZIA KADWA AND DR ZIYAAD ISMAIL will also personally answer any questions you may have.
DO YOU OFFER FINANCING OPTIONS?
We offer finance through an independent external provider MEDIWALLET
We also accept most major CREDIT CARDS and several RCS store cards eg edgars jet etc,
kindly contact us to discuss various options to suit your needs.
WILL MY MEDICAL AID COVER MY VISIT?
We accept most major medical aids.We will always check with them prior to performing major treatment. There will at times be certain procedures that your medical aid may not cover , but we will always advise you regarding this prior to treatment being undertaken.
CAN I GET A SAME-DAY APPOINTMENT?
We will always endeavour to see you on the same day and emergencies are most welcome as we have designed our appointment schedules to be able to accomodate this.
Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: 8am - 1230pm
Patients Speak Their Mind
"Dr. Ismail – You are the most fantastic dentist I have had the pleasure of being a patient. Your gentle approach and performance
of your duties as a dentist and humanitarian are exemplary. I would not hesitate to recommend you as a dentist.
Your integrity reflects an upstanding member of society. (Especially when I paid you via EFT R17000 instead of R1700). You immediately
called me and refunded the excess monies. I still chuckle about it with my family."
I wish you every success in your new practice in Durban and want you to know how much your are missed in Johannesburg.
"Dr Ismail has been our family dentist for many years. We have experienced him as extremely compassionate, patient, friendly and dedicated to his work.
He's always treated us with the greatest respect and I can recommend him to anyone as a family dentist.
I trust that he will be successful in his new environment and his new patients will share the same sentiments."
I have been a patient of Dr. Fawzia Kadwa for approximately 4 years now. I initially started my visits to her practice when she was in Johannesburg but I am so comfortable with her, she is so passionate, gentle and available that I refuse to see anyone else. I literally schedule my dentist visits for whenever I am in Durban because I trust her so much.
The first time I went for a consult to Fawzia, by recommendation of both my sister and brother-in-law, I had to remove wisdom teeth, some of which, were tricky and looked as though they would require surgery, Fawzia was able to remove each tooth within a few minutes without me having to ever need stitches. Totally happy, completely trust her, would strongly recommend her to anyone I know."
"Visiting the dentist was always a dreadful thought. However it was far from a dreadful experience when visiting Dr Kadwa. And I have been visiting her for many years. Her warm and gentle character instantly made me feel at ease, and made me forget about all the drilling, injections,fillings and pains of extraction that I was about to experience. I have always received expert dental advice and treatment from her , and also experienced minimal pain at all dental appointments which I largely attribute to her very steady and gentle hand.
If you're looking for a warm, gentle, and very pleasant dental experience, Dr Kadwa is highly recommended. "
"I have the utmost faith that your practice in KZN will be a total success, thanks to the family orientated approach that my family and I have been accustomed to. You will be sorely missed in Joburg. All the best for the future."
Dr Fawzia Kadwa is one of the most accomplished and Proffesional dentists I have had the pleasure of visiting .
Pleasure is not a word I would generally associate with dentistry and to say that a visit to the dentist is actually something I looked forward to would come as a surprise to most who fear these visits .
I have come to her for my general cleaning for years and have referred many friends to her .
A quote from a friend upon learning that Dr Kadwa had moved to Durban was "Why did you send me to her - she was so amazing and now I can't go to any other dentist ! "
Her hands are gentle , her manner reassuring and her expertise unquestionable .
Once you go to Fawzia , you will never again miss your yearly checkup because it's no longer a terrible and painful experience!
She is accomplished in the latest technology and has done root canal treatments as well as crowns for me .
She will reassure you and attempt to make each visit as comfortable as possible .