Johan Reyneke qualified as a Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeon at the University of Pretoria in 1979 and has since been in private practice in Johannesburg. He never broke his link with the academics and has been an active part time member of the Department of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery at the University of Witwatersrand where he received an honorary Professorship in 1990.
At the moment he holds three international professorships. He was appointed as Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Oklahoma in 2000 and in 2004 also as clinical professor at the University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A. Johan is an associate professor in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Monterrey, Mexico and is Director of the Centre for Orthognathic Surgery at Sunninghill Hospital, Sunninghill. In 2003 he was awarded the Fellowship in Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery by peer review in the College of Medicine of South Africa and obtained his PhD at the University of Tampere, Finland in March 2006.
Johan has a passion for Orthognathic and Reconstructive facial surgery and has presented numerous courses and lectures on the subject. He has published more than 70 papers in refereed journals and has also written several chapters in well-known text books in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. He has published several text books on orthognathic surgery and the Second Edition of his book “Essentials of Orthognathic Surgery” was published in October 2010.
A series of International courses, “Orthognathic Surgery – occlusion and beyond” is being presented by him in countries such as Italy, Brazil, Korea, Denmark, Israel, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Lithuania, Saudi Arabia, Arabian Emmirates and the U.S.A. He served from 2007-2011 on the Research Committee of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Johan has received several National and International Awards and presented the “Presidents lecture” at the International Maxillofacial and Oral surgery conference in Barcelona in 2014.
Prof Reyneke was a member of the Executive Committee of the South African Society of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeons from 1984 to 2000 and served as the President from 1994 to 1998. He was the President of the College of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeons of South Africa from 2008 to 2011. He spends his leisure time on art and golf. He has a busy private practice and has performed more than 8500 orthognathic surgical procedures over the last 35 years.