Oral hygienists focus on the prevention of oral disease and the maintenance of good oral hygiene.
The Oral Health Sciences programme at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg aims to address and improve the oral health needs of patients and communities. You will learn how to deliver appropriate oral hygiene services in a wide range of settings, like schools, private practices, academia, research, community health centres, sales and marketing, and military health.
Oral hygienists work in the government sector, universities, private surgeries, private companies, and research institutions.
Wits is one of few oral health training institutes in South Africa and has a reputation for producing world-class dental professionals. You can also pursue postgraduate studies once you’ve completed the programme.
Oral Hygienists work in community, industrial, private practice and public service clinics.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Oral Biology and Physiology for Dental Auxiliaries
- Fundamentals of Clinical Oral Health
- Behavioural and Social Sciences for Dental Auxiliaries
- Oral Microbiology for Dental Auxiliaries
- Oral Pathology for Dental Auxiliaries
- Second year
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesDentistry Health Sciences View 49 other Masters in Health Sciences in South Africa
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- English Home Language OR First Additional Language
- Level 4
- Life Sciences AND/OR Physical Science
- Level 4
- Level 4
- Maths Literacy
- Level 7
International5074 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5074 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
National2537 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2537 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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