Faculty of Dentistry

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Faculty of Dentistry


The Faculty of Dentistry of the University of the Western Cape is a world-class oral health centre committed to the promotion of oral health through the excellence of its learning, services and research.

Electronic theses and dissertations are available in the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Repository .


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  • Maart, Ronel Deidre; Bitzer, Elias Matthys (American Dental Education Association, 2013)
    Clinical tests were introduced as an additional clinical assessment tool in the prosthodontics curriculum of the fourthyear undergraduate dentistry program at one South African university. This study compared the relationship ...
  • Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    The profession of dentistry has both benevolent and protective aspects with regards to duty of care to patients, to always try to do the best for the patients and to fulfill the principle of non-maleficence - to do no ...
  • Naidoo, Sudeshni; Du Toit. J. (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    Following uncomplicated root canal treatment on a lower molar tooth, the 14 year old patient presented a few weeks later, together with her mother, complaining about an ulcer on her palate. Her mother assumed the lesion ...
  • Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    Mrs Zuma is a 75 year old patient who has been living alone for six years since her husband died. Her hearing has deteriorated over the past few years. She has lost all her natural teeth and has been wearing upper and ...
  • Naidoo, Sudeshni; Mulder, Riaan (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    The use of laser-based technologies in general dental practice in South Africa is growing each year both in numbers and in scope of use. It has been shown to be beneficial in treating a wide range of oral and ...