Dental And Dentistry Bursaries South Africa 2024 – 2025

By | February 12, 2019

Dental And Dentistry Bursaries South Africa 2024 – 2025


Dentists are healthcare professionals that diagnose and treat problems with teeth, gums and related parts of a patients mouth. There are various sectors within the dentistry field, such as:
-Orthodontists: they straighten teeth by applying braces or other appliances.
-Oral pathologists: they diagnose conditions within the mouth such as oral diseases, ulcers or bumps.
-Dental public health specialists: they promote dental health and prevention of dental diseases within certain communities.
-Endodontists: they perform root canals, which entails removing the blood supply and nerves for an injured or infected tooth.
-Pediatric dentists: they provide dental treatment for children and special needs patients.
-Prosthodontists: they replace missing teeth with bridges, crown or movable parts like dentures.
-Periodontists: they treat the bones and gums that support the teeth.
-Oral and maxillofacial radiologists: they diagnose disease in the neck and head by way of imaging technologies.
-Oral and maxillofacial surgeons: they operate on the jaws, mouth, gums, teeth, head and neck. They also provide procedures such as removing impacted teeth and repairing cleft lip or palate.
The average annual salary for a Dentist is around R420 000 per annum.

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