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Additional information

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. 

How to become qualified in this field (learning path):

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

Level of Schooling & School Subjects:

  • NSC/NC(V) 
  • English
  • Maths
  • Physical and Life Sciences

Duration of study

5 Years + 1 Year Community Service

4 Years Masters Degree

Employment:

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

Specialist Prosthodontists can be employed in government or private hospitals and clinics. Many periodontists go into private practise.

Further Information:

The Health Professionals Council of South Africa

https://www.hpcsa.co.za/

The Academy of Prosthodontics, South Africa

https://www.academyofprosthodontics.co.za/

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