Your Partner in Dental Health

The name Cura is derived from the Latin word “Curare” which means “To care for”.
This is a fundamental principle we value in all aspects of our treatments.


  • Best dentist ever! A perfectionist, an artist and does everything with extreme precision. It was a relaxing and comfortable experience. Thank you!
    Nindya Bucktowar
  • "Dr Nishalin Govender has been my Dentist since 2010. I can heartily commend him to other people seeking personalised dental health care, in a very comfortable, state of the art studio. The ambience sets the patient at ease, and the caring, supportive service rendered is second to none, in my experience of dentists stretching over several decades. The friendly service lives up to the mission statement - which is rare in itself."
    Prof. Mbongeni Malaba.
  • "Wow Doctor Nishalin Govender I was so blown away by your beautiful dentist rooms at 18 Musgrave Park in beautiful Durban. Loved the ambient music, the fresh blooms, Buddha as our second dental nurse, & that comfy sponge - soft blue bomb of a dentist chair made my first dentist visit with you a breeze!"
    Suzy Bell
  • "Dr. Govender is an excellent dentist. What a wonderful manner and fantastic patient care. Didn't know I could like going to the dentist."
    Ian Galvin
  • "Cura Dental Studios has a zen like atmosphere, and professional staff who communicate with you every step of the way. Dr. Govender and his team perform outstanding work. I highly recommend Cura Dental Studios for honest and professional service."
    Dim V Dobrev
  • "Such a pleasant experience going to Cura Dental Studios. Dr. Govender is wonderful and caring. I really felt like he listened to my concerns and was very reassuring. The Studio is gorgeous! Thiloshni is so friendly and helpful. I am very glad to have found a Dental Practice that goes the extra mile for their patients."
    Caylee Meadows
  • "I took my 5 year old daughter to Dr Nish to have her tooth extracted. He was extremely gentle, patient and reassuring. He made her do breathing exercises and gave her an injection without her even realising it. A huge thank you to you and your Assistant for the amazing service that we received. I will definitely be back and will bring the rest of my family to see you."
    Lejean Williams
  • "OMG have you ever wanted to fall a sleep in the dentist chair. What an amazing experience. Dr Nish was awesome. I had my first tooth pulled out and it was a wisdom tooth absolutely no pain what so ever. And I'm over 60 highly recommended."
    Eunice Finlay
  • "Sincere, individualised and expert dentistry that considers the whole person and not just the teeth. I would highly recommend Dr Govender."
    Jason Ross
  • "This dentist is an absolute gentleman and a professional. He is so gentle and his staff are so accommodating and courteous. I would highly recommend him."
    Alain Du Plessis
  • Had 3 fillings and 1 root canal done. It was painless and easy. They have excellent technology and equipment. Highly recommended
    Ryan Renaud


At Cura Dental Studios we endeavour to:
  • Promote the health of our patients by providing comprehensive, personalised health-care.

  • Achieve a pain-free and stress-free dental treatment.

  • Serve as a ‘dental home’ for patients by integrating and managing the various aspects of their health to ensure holistic care.

  • Create a compassionate, inviting atmosphere where the relationship between dentist and patient is one of partnership and open dialogue.

  • Provide our patients with education and resources to encourage informed lifestyle-healthcare decisions.

  • Partner with patients to ensure optimal long-term health.



  • Modern dentistry

    Having market leading equipment and innovative digital technologies at our disposal we can offer high quality solutions which help to improved efficiency and accuracy of our dental treatment.

  • Digital radiography

    We provide the highest diagnostic accuracy whilst ensuring the lowest x-ray radiation exposure, minimising your health risks whilst maximising your diagnostic gains.

  • Homeopathic healthcare

    We prescribe to strict standards of metal & mercury-free dentistry, taking no risks with your health.

  • Tru-Align® interactive diagnostic imaging

    Cone imaging technologies to provide clear and consistent diagnostic accuracy.

  • Cerac 3D® imaging and smile design

    Powerful scanning technology to provide personalised chair-side dental solutions such as crowns and veneers.

  • Dental laser treatment

    Advanced surgical procedures maximising treatment accuracy and healing.

  • At Cura we make use of these advanced dental equipment suppliers: