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Dentists are medical practitioners who specialise in all things mouth and gum related. They’re the people responsible for keeping our teeth and gums healthy and in tip-top shape!
Dentists also do a lot of dental education, by encouraging people from when they’re very young about dental and oral hygiene. As a dentist, you will be responsible for treating your patients by filling in cavities and perhaps removing teeth when necessary.
Dentists can specialise in oral surgery too if you take your studies further.
Dentists often refer their patients to specialists like oral surgeons or orthodontists where necessary.
1 Year Community Service
Once qualified, you will have to register with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in order to work.
Dentists can be employed in government or private hospitals and clinics. Many dentists go into private practise.
The Health Professionals Council of South Africa
South African Dental Council
University of Pretoria:
University of the Western Cape:
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University: