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Maths & Science
Prepared to Study for Years
Either Alone or In a Busy Environment
A dental hygienist carries out preventative dental procedures. Hygienists use a variety of tools and techniques to remove things like tartar, stains, and plaque from teeth. They help improve patients’ dental health by preventing cavities and tooth loss as well as helping them achieve beautiful smiles!
University of the Witwatersrand (BOHSc): https://www.wits.ac.za/course-finder/undergraduate/health/oral-health-sciences/
University of Limpopo: https://www.ul.ac.za/index.php?Entity=den_admin
University of Pretoria: https://www.up.ac.za/yearbooks/2016/pdf/programme/11130011
University of the Western Cape: https://prospectus.uwc.ac.za/educate/faculty-of-dentistry/
University of KwaZulu-Natal: https://dentistry.ukzn.ac.za/undergraduatetrainingareas/oral-hygiene-clinical-practice/
Once qualified, you will have to register with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in order to work.
Career opportunities include working as dental assistants in private practice, as well as in public and private hospitals.
The Health Professionals Council of South Africa
South African Dental Association