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 Dr. Emile Prince

Position: Deputy Dean :Clinical
Department: Dean's Office
Faculty: Faculty of Dentistry
Qualifications: MSc, PGDip, BAA, BChD
Tel: 021 937 3196
Fax: 0219312287


 DEPUTY DEAN:CLINICAL, UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE – Faculty of Dentistry, Responsible for providing incisive professional leadership as well as assisting in managing the Clinical Training platform of the faculty.

• March 2017-Present

Duties include but not limited to:

• management of the Oral Health Training Platform;
• interacting with the PGWC Department of Health;
• implementing the Comprehensive Oral Health Service Plan;
• co-ordinating the faculty outreach programme in line with the University’s IOP
LECTURER,UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE – Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Prosthetics, Responsible for lecturing, clinical supervision, service rendering and The Denture Project. In addition I served on various committees including the Hospital Clinical Committee.
• January 2013 to February 2017

Selected Accomplishments:

• Initiated and coordinated a fast track programme to reduce the number of patients on the Complete Denture waiting list. The project commenced on 28 October 2013 following a period of research, resource planning and securing funding for the project. The aim of the project was to reduce the waiting list by delivering 1000 denture units in 6 months (delivered 1034 in 5 months within budget). Success of the programme means that it can be used as a template for future programs aimed at efficient and effective management of similar waiting lists in the public health sector, 2014
• Appointed to Hospital Clinic Committee as department representative and liaison from 2014
• Appointed 2nd Year coordinator (Prosthetics), from 2014
• Appointed joint 3rd Year coordinator (Prosthetics) from 2013 
• Guest speaker for staff and students on Communication in the Dental Environment, 2014
• Elected to serve as Employment Equity Officer for the Dental Faculty from 2015
• Selected to participate in the Induction Programme for Middle Leaders 2016
• Selected to participate in Self-insight Leadership Development Programme 2016
• Presented Denture Project Case Report at UWC Dentistry Faculty Research Day 2016
• Presented Denture Project Case Report Poster at IADR 2016 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY DENTAL SERVICE (COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY) Responsible for all aspects of the management, financial probity, clinical practices and standards for the Access and Routine Care Division of CDS CIC, to deliver the highest quality clinical care within an agreed budget. Contribute to the Strategic Plan, making proposals each financial year for a Divisional budget that meets the targets set by the Executive Team.

• September 2009 to December 2012

Selected Accomplishments:

• Successfully transitioned Community Dental Service (CDS CIC) from NHS organization to viable Social Enterprise, 2012
• Successfully lead CDS CIC through rationalization process that reduced the budget from £5.4 million to £4.0 million without affecting outputs and service delivery, 2010 - 2012
• Successful introduction of Outcome Targets as a Performance Management Tool at CDS CIC resulting in increased outputs with reduced resource allocation, 2011 -2012
• Masters in Healthcare Governance (with distinction) from Loughborough University, dissertation was on Improving Performance of Salaried Dentists through target setting, 2013
• Successfully managed the Periodontics, Endodontic and Oral Surgery Waiting List, reduced waiting time from 12 months to within the 18 week pathway, 2010-2012
• Appointed as Dental Vocational Trainer, 2011

• September 2008 – September 2009

LECTURER, UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE – Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Prosthetics,
• June 2006- December 2008

• January 2000-December 2006

• January 1999- December 1999

DENTAL CLINIC MANAGER, TRANSNET PHELOPHEPA HEALTHCARE TRAIN: Responsible for the daily operational management of the dental clinic. This included cross-infection and risk management, stock control, clinical supervision of dental students, liaising with the local community to facilitate outreach programmes. Generated and implemented the Standard Operating Procedures for the dental clinic.

The Phelophepa Health Care Train was the world’s first mobile health care train and consisted of Optometry, Dental, Health, Medicine and Psychology clinics.
The train provided services to rural communities in 8 of the 9 provinces of South Africa and had an operating cycle of 37 weeks per annum, stopping at each station for a period of no less than 1 week.

• May 1996-December 1998

Selected Accomplishments:

• First resident Dental Clinic Manager
• During this tenure, the clinic tripled in size from 2 dental surgeries to 6 surgeries.
• The number of students under supervision increased to 9.
• Presented a paper discussing the Phelophepa Project at the 1998 Annual International Association of Dental Research in South Africa (Goudini Spa).
• Implemented a stock management system.
• Generated and implemented the Dental Clinic Document (Standard Operating Procedures [SOP]) detailing processes and protocols in the dental clinic. The SOP consisted of the following:
a. Dental clinic vision and objectives.
b. Dental clinic Health and Safety protocol and procedures.
c. Dental clinic Grievance and Complaints Procedures.
d. Dental clinic orientation guidelines.
e. Dental clinic daily, weekly, monthly duty list.
f. Dental student checklist for students visiting the train.
g. Dental clinic duties for dental and oral hygiene students.
h. Protocol for the management of occupational exposure to patient's bodily fluids (this protocol was implemented by our affiliated dental schools based on our protocol).
i. University contact list.
j. Annexure: Clinic Forms including stock control forms.


​​Research and Presentations

Prince, E., Kroon, J.  1998. Oral Case Presentation: Phelophepa Oral Health Clinic, International Association of Dental Research, Goudini, Cape Town, South Africa

Kroon, J., Prince, E. and Denicker, G. 2001. Trends in treatment performed in the Phelophepa Oral Health Clinic: 1995 - 1999. South African Dental Journal, 56 (10), p. 462-466.

R.Z. Adam, S. Bredenkamp, C. Cloete* and E. Prince. 2013. Poster Presentation: Common medical conditions in adult patients attending the undergraduate dental clinic at the Faculty of Dentistry, Tygerberg campus, Western Cape,  International Association of Dental Research, Pretoria, South Africa

Prince, E., Kathree, B., Wilson,W., Osman, Y. 2016. Oral Case Presentation: Private sector principles leads to Public Sector Delivery of Complete Dentures , University of the Western Cape Dental Research Day, Cape Town, South Africa

B. Kathree, V. Wilson, R. Maart, E. Prince. 2016. Poster Presentation: Patient Satisfaction of Removable Partial Dentures after insertion at UWC –Pilot Study. University of the Western Cape, International Association of Dental Research, Cape Town, South Africa.

V. Wilson, B. Kathree, R. Maart, E. Prince. 2016. Poster Presentation: Clinical Evaluation of Removable Partial Dentures at UWC –Pilot Study. University of the Western Cape, International Association of Dental Research, Cape Town, South Africa.

E. Prince, B. Kathree, V. Wilson, Y. Osman. 2016. Poster Presentation: The Denture Project, a case report.  University of the Western Cape, International Association of Dental Research, Cape Town, South Africa.






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