Dental Therapy

3 years
Minimum requirements
Maths/Math lit, English, Life Science or Physical Science and LO

Dental Therapy provides a vital service in dental care and preventative dentistry to the public. They first identify and diagnose dental problems in patients. The work involves examining patients, basic teeth fillings, simple teeth extractions, cleansing of stained and neglected teeth, as well as polishing teeth. They also provide dental education and dental hygiene information to patients and schools/clinics.

Where you can study
  • University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • University of Limpopo
Job opportunities
  • Hospitals (public & private)
  • Special Schools
  • Universities (lecturing)