Course Information and Fees
DENTAL ASSISTINGNC: (national certificate)
Dental Assisting students, as part of their experiential learning, work with dental students at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Western Cape. This hands-on experience enables students to make a smooth transition from the academic environment to the world of work. In this way the dental assistants are exposed to the future “employers”, which allows for sound working relationships to develop.
International demand for trained dental assistants is increasing with a number of students working abroad.
For all Certificate and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
For all Bachelors, Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
Dental assisting students are registered with the Radiation Council for the purpose of monitoring their level of x-ray exposure. Students wear special clothing which identifies them as part of the oral health team and which is standard in the workplace.
Students must make provision for the purchasing of materials required during the programme.