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Welcome to The Faculty of Dentistry

Africa's leading dental school, the Faculty promotes participation, innovation and a deep respect for the well-being of all. The range of expertise available and the clinical exposure given to students make it a remarkable place to study and work.

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    • Oral Hygiene

      The Department of Oral Hygiene is primarily responsible for development and delivery of the Degree in Oral Health (BOH). This programme aims to produce graduates competent to promote the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities in private practice and public health environments. To this end students are exposed to a range of learning opportunities in individual patient care as well as community based service learning.

    • Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry

      The Department of Paediatric Dentistry conducts an undergraduate and a postgraduate programme to enable students to manage the child dental patient. The postgraduate programmes consist of a postgraduate diploma in dentistry part-time and a masters programme full time.

    • Restorative Dentistry

      The Department of Restorative Dentistry conducts both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on the entire scope of Restorative and Prosthetic dentistry. Disciplines include Basic Conservative Dentistry, Dental Materials, Endodontics, Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Implantology. The postgraduate program consists of a postgraduate diploma, a clinical master’s programme, a research masters programme as well as a master’s specialist training programme

    • Community Oral Health

      The Community Oral Health Department provides undergraduate- as well as postgraduate programmes which enable students to make a diagnosis of a population’s oral health problems, establish the causes and effects of the problems and plan effective interventions through interdisciplinary co-operation and organized efforts of society.

    • Diagnostic Sciences.

      The Cluster of Diagnostic Sciences includes the departments of: Oral Medicine and Periodontology Diagnostics and Radiology Maxillofacial and Oral Pathology and Forensic Sciences Oral Biology

    • Maxillo-Facial & Oral Surgery and Anaesthesiology & Sedation

      Maxillo-Facial & Oral Surgery and Anaesthesiology &Sedation consists of the two departments namely “Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgery” and ”Anaesthesiology and Sedation”.

    • Oral and Dental Research Institute

      The Oral and Dental Research Institute is accommodated in the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of the Western Cape. It serves the Faculty and the community through development and execution of distinguished, innovating and ethically accountable research and strives for the improvement and advancement of quality of life of the South African community through its research.


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