Dr. Erika Vinczer BDS, BScDent (Hons), MDSc (Endo), FICD Practice Principal / Endodontist
Dr. Erika Vinczer is the Practice owner and Endodontist at Endodontic Solutions. The practice aims to provide a positive customer experience through the core values of commitment to quality, trust, loyalty and ultimate dedication to patients’ needs.
Erika’s professional journey started at the age of 15, when she realised that a career path in the dental field was right for her. The ability to use her hands at work, attending to detail and a strong desire to help people in a scientifically based profession inspired her decision to commence undergraduate studies in dentistry. In 1991 Erika graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and Bachelor of Science in Dentistry (Honours- Physiology) (BScDent-Hons) and thereupon commenced her career.
Her extensive career history has been significant in shaping her skill set, values and personality. Erika was appointed as an Army Dental Officer, serving in the military for 16 years, before venturing out on her own. She has worked and lived in Victoria, Brisbane, Sydney and various regional areas of Australia, as well as overseas, in the Solomon Islands. During that time her clinical experience was further enhanced by working in private practice.
After nine years of having gained valuable clinical experience as a general dentist, Erika continued her professional education by specialising in Endodontics. She undertook postgraduate studies (MDSc-Endo) through the University of Queensland, completing them in 2003 and she continues to expand her professional education regularly, through specialist practitioner courses.
Erika has been actively involved in teaching dental students at both the University of Queensland and the University of Adelaide, where she is still currently involved in Endodontic teaching. She held the position of Undergraduate Endodontic course coordinator at the University of Adelaide from 2007 to 2011. Erika has presented to dentists locally and nationally and enjoys nothing more than stimulating dental professional’s knowledge and endodontic experience!
Erika is the current President of the South Australian Branch of the Australian Society of Endodontology, is a member on the Australian Dental Association (ADA), Practice Support Committee and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontists (ANZAE). She has been a member of the Dental Board of South Australia (2007-2010) and the Regional Committee of the Dental Board of Australia (2010-2011). With great honour, in 2010 Erika was nominated and inducted as Fellow of the International College of Dentists.
In conversation, Erika has many stories to share and people may be surprised to know she has co-piloted an aircraft, has been on board the Young Endeavour and enjoys volunteering. She is a keen traveler, a lover of the outdoors and is not afraid to try something new and challenging! Patients, colleagues and friends all agree that Erika also has a strong nurturing side to her persona. This is evident not only by her patient care but her commitment to educating future dental professionals and helping them succeed in any way possible.
Dental professionals can meet Erika through the practice, University, any of the societies she is a member of or through her speaking engagements. To obtain further information or connect professionally with Erika, please feel free to visit her profile.
Dr. Deon Naicker BDS(WITS) PG.Dip.Clin.Dent(UWC) FRACDS D.Clin Dent(Adel) Endodontist
Dr. Deon Naicker completed his undergraduate dental training at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Upon graduation, he completed 12 months of mandatory community dental service before embarking upon on a career in private practice. During this time, he also completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry through the University of the Western Cape.
Relocating to Australia in 2011, Deon attained full Australian Dental Council registration whilst working for South Australian Dental Services. In 2014, he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He subsequently enrolled in the Postgraduate Endodontic programme at the University of Adelaide, which he successfully completed in 2017.
Deon frequently attends scientific meetings both locally and internationally to stay abreast of the latest developments in endodontics, whilst continuing to be involved with undergraduate clinical supervision at the University of Adelaide.
Outside of work, Deon’s hobbies include attending live music concerts and watching the latest movies with his wife. He is also passionate about volunteering and charitable endeavours, having been a volunteer dentist with the Red Cross Flying Doctors in South Africa for several years.
Karen McGlade Practice Manager & Dental Assistant
Handpicked by Dr. Vinczer, for her enthusiasm, compassion and exceptional patient care, Karen joined the team at Endodontic Solutions in January 2008. She undertook a traineeship to become a qualified Dental Assistant and has since undertaken further studies to expand her knowledge and skills. Having previously built a career in the aged care and disability sector, Karen brought with her strong people skills and the ability to intuitively understand patient needs. Her natural conversational flair coupled with a genuine interest in our patients and the field of dentistry are strong attributes that make Karen a key member of our team. It’s well known that Karen can overcome any challenging situation and do it with a smile. She enjoys an active life with her husband and three children and loves travelling, driving a convertible with the hood down and watching her husband build their ‘Ark’; a 30-foot yacht they plan to sail in very soon!
Level 3, 25 King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Endodontic Solutions Pty Ltd