WELCOME TO THE FACULTY OF DENTISTRYThe Faculty of Dentistry is a world-class oral health centre committed to the promotion of oral health through excellence of its teaching and learning, service rendering, community engagement and research.
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The Faculty of Dentistry offers high-quality professional education and service based clinical training at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, laying the foundation for life-long professional development.
The Academic Oral Health Centres at Tygerberg and at Mitchells Plain are at the core of our clinical platform, but clinical care and training activities also take place at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's and Groote Schuur hospitals, Gugulethu and Mitchells Plain Dental Clinics, the Phelophepha Health Trains and many other locations served by our mobile dental clinic.
We provide a unique and diverse range of community and hospital settings in which students learn and refine their clinical skills, while delivering much needed oral health care to surrounding communities.
This clinical platform is jointly managed by the Dental Faculty of the University of the Western Cape (UWC), and the Provincial Government of the Western Cape (PGWC) Department of Health.
Professor Veerasamy 'Jeff' Yengopal
Dean: Faculty of Dentistry
Tygerberg Oral Health Centre
Mitchells Plain Oral Health Centre
The discipline is concerned with promoting the health of a population, and, therefore, focuses action at community level as opposed to an individual.
The cluster offers postgraduate programmes that vary from clinical postgraduate diplomas, a clinical specialist master’s programme, research masters and PhD studies.
We dedicate ourselves to the highest standard of oral health care and commit ourselves to the betterment of the community for the benefit of all society.
The scope of Paediatric Dentistry involves the practice of oral and dental health care for infants, children and adolescents, through appropriate preventive, educational and treatment services, which includes treatment under general anaesthesia and sedation.