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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!
To become a dental hygienist in South Africa, you will need the following qualifications:
Different educational institutions may have different admission requirements; however, you will typically be required to demonstrate competency in the following subjects:
Dental hygienists in South Africa typically study for 3 years.
Once qualified, you will have to register with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in order to work.
Dental hygienists in South Africa often work as dental assistants in private practice, as well as in public and private hospitals.