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Oral Health, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Oral Health graduates from University of the Western Cape play the following role: primary health care professional, oral health promoter, clinician, practice manager and researcher. 

The oral hygienist provides preventive, educational and therapeutic services to individuals and populations of all ages including the medically compromised, mentally or physically challenged and socially disadvantaged. 


Oral hygienists are employed in public health services, general and specialist dental practices, research-based institutions, academic institutions, hospitals, the military as dental representatives for dental companies and as independent practitioners. 

  • Private practice
  • Public sector
  • Hospitals
  • Academic institutions
  • Commercial companies
  • Union health care

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    400 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Health, Development and Primary Health Care
  • Social Sciences for Oral Health
  • Oral Diseases
  • Oral Biology for Oral Health 
  • Health Systems
  • Radiological Diagnosis for Oral Health

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • You need to submit your final school results to Higher Education South Africa (HESA)  for an evaluation.
  • We unfortunately will not be able to respond to your application until you submit a confirmation letter issued by HESA stating that you qualify to study at a South African University.
  • Certified copy of your passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3800 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2273 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2273 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Local: RR38,070 South African Rands
  • International: R55,130 South African Rands

Living costs for Cape Town

  • 9088 - 15530 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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