Who We Are
We are a
world-class oral health centre committed to the promotion of oral health
through the excellence of its learning, services and research.
We are the largest dentistry faculty in South Africa, and produces 50% of all new dentists in the country.
We continue to play a leading role in the advancement of dentistry and oral health in the country and the region.
We train dental professionals at a range of diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and specialist levels.
are also involved in local, regional and international research
projects in areas such as HIV/AIDS, water fluoridation and dental health
Collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) Centre for Oral Health
Faculty of Dentistry is a world-class oral health centre committed to
the promotion of oral health through the excellence of its learning,
service and research. A product of the transformation process in South
Africa, this Faculty is firmly rooted in the struggle for the social,
political and economic well being of the South African community.
Faculty plays a prominent role in the advancement of oral health in
South Africa and Africa in association with the WHO, by engaging with
the broader social, political and economic determinants of oral health,
and through the training of well-rounded professionals with a holistic
understanding of development, health and oral health care.
The ethos of the Faculty is one that actively promotes participation
The ethos of the Faculty is one that actively promotes participation, democracy, equity, transparency, innovation, good governance and a deep respect for the rights and well-being of all.