5 years
Minimum requirements
Maths, English, Life Science or Physical Science and LO

The job requires the treatment of ailments and diseases of the mouth, teeth and gums to prevent their occurrence or recurrence. They examine the teeth and tissues of the mouth to diagnose diseases or abnormalities. This includes filling cavities, extraction of teeth or substitute dentures, treat abscesses and infections of the gums and to clean the teeth. They may also correct malocclusions by straightening the teeth or performing corrective surgery of the gums and supportive bones. 


Where you can study
  • University of Witwatersrand
  • University of Western Cape
  • University of Pretoria
Job opportunities
  • Hospitals (public & private)
  • Universities (lecturing)
  • Private (own practice)