Navigate Up
Sign In

Welcome to Faculty Community Outreach

​​​​​​​​​​The faculty has a number of outreach programmes where students have an opportunity to provide services in the community after hours.  This is in addition to the two-week rotation that some students spend on the Phelophepa health train.

 

 Community Outreach

 

 
 
 
outreach vreden.jpg
 
 
outreach tulbagh.jpg 
 
outreach piketberg.jpg
 
outreach dunoon.jpg
 
 
The faculty has a number of outreach programmes where students have an opportunity to provide services in the community after hours.  This is in addition to the two-week rotation that some students spend on the Phelophepa health train.

 

 

 

 

The outreach to Scottsdene takes place every Tuesday and Thursday evening during term time.  This evening clinic provides an extraction service to this community using the mobile clinic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend outreaches have been scheduled to take place three times per year.  These are planned for rural communities who do not have access to a dental service in their town, and are not so far away from the faculty that they are difficult to get to.  We have been to Vredenburg and Piketberg three times and are now going to Tulbagh (September 2012). Comprehensive treatment is provided to up to 250 patients per weekend, using the fully equipped mobile clinic as well as portable chairs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day outreaches also take place and we have been to DuNoon and Klipheuvel for a Saturday.  The DuNoon visit coincides with a visit by SHAWCO from UCT, and the Klipheuvel visit is planned in conjunction with the Durbanville Rotary Club who are supporting initiatives in this community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participation is voluntary for the students and it is never a problem to find volunteers!  It is an ideal situation of extending our training platform into the community and for the community to obtain much needed dental treatment – a real win-win situation.  The enthusiasm and commitment shown by the students on these outreach programmes is something UWC can be proud of!

 

Also:

  • Faculty of Dentistry Outreach to Rawsonville, September 2016 Report
  • Faculty of Dentistry Outreach to Fisantekraal - April 2016 Report 
  • Faculty of Dentistry Outreach to Riebeek Kasteel- May 2015 Report
  • Faculty of Dentistry Outreach to Tulbagh - March 2015 Report
  • Faculty of Dentistry Outreach to Fisantekraal 23rd August 2014 Report
  • Faculty of Dentistry Outreach to Bonnievale 9 – 11 May 2014 Report
  • Faculty of Dentistry Outreach to Fisantekraal on Saturday, 5 April 2014 Report
  • The Faculty of Dentistry embarked on an outreach programme to Klipheuwel on Saturday 13th April 2013.Report
  • ​The Faculty of Dentistry undertook a second outreach programme to Montagu ​from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th May 2013 Report
  • Faculty of Dentistry Outreach to Du Noon 24 August 2013​ Report

Dr R B Barrie

Outreach Co-ordinator

UWC Supports Sustainability
© 2013 UWC | Disclaimer | Sign-in

Contact Centre

University of the Western Cape,
Robert Sobukwe Road,
Bellville, 7535,
Republic of South Africa

info@uwc.ac.za | +27 21 959 2911

Location