Dr Johan Hattingh obtained his BChD (cum laude) in 1997 and then went on to obtain his MChD (Ort) (cum laude) in 2003. He received the Gold Medal of the South African Dental Association (SADA) and the Certificate of the Vice- Chancellor and Rector of UP for outstanding academic achievement in 1997.
He was also awarded with the Top Achievement at Magister Level for the School of Dentistry in 2003. He is a founder member of ETOS (Eastern Tshwane Orthodontic Study Group) and has been a consultant in the Department of Orthodontics from 2007-2014.
He is a member of the South African Dental Association (SADA) and the South African Society of Orthodontists (SASO). In his spare time he enjoys cattle farming, photography, bird-watching and travelling with his family.