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Dental Therapists deliver basic dental care and examine and treat diseases of the teeth in pre-school, primary and secondary school children. They will generally refer more complicated cases to a dentist.
To become a dental therapist 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 Therapists in South Africa typically study for 3 years.
Before commencing work, you will have to register with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa.
Dental Therapists in South Africa often work in the government and private sector as well as in various private dental practises.
To find more information about dental therapists, contact the Health Professions Council of South Africa.