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body or mind

Body

Field

Medical Field

Boss or Team

Own Boss & Team

Communication

Good Communicator

Work With

People

Math & Science

Maths & Science

Study Length

Prepared to Study for Years

Environment

Either Alone or In a Busy Environment

Specialist Prosthodontist

Prosthodontists are specialist dentists who are highly trained in both the replacement and restoration of teeth. 

The biggest difference between a prosthodontist and a general dentist is that a prosthodontist deals with replacing teeth and restoring your oral health and function throughout your entire mouth. 

Required Qualifications

To become a prosthodontist in South Africa, you will need the following qualifications:

  1. Certificate (NSC/NC(V) Entry into programmes subject to the specific requirements of the educational institution)
  2. Bachelor’s Degree (Bachelor of Dentistry (BDS) or Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BChD))
  3. Internship (12-month internship)
  4. Post-graduate Degree (Master in Dentistry)

Level of Schooling & School Subjects:

Duration of Study

Prosthodontists in South Africa typically study for 5 years and render 1 year of community service. Following that, they also usually study for another 4 years to get their Masters degree.

Employment Opportunities:

Once qualified, you will have to register with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in order to work.

Specialist Prosthodontists in South Africa often work in government or private hospitals and clinics. Many periodontists go into private practise.

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