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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.

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  • Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association (SADA), 2013)
    Carcinoma is the most common malignancy of the oral cavity. The neoplasm may affect any part of the jaws. Invasion of the jawbones by continuity is a frequent occurrence in carcinomas originating on the alveolar ridge and ...
  • Jeftha, Anthea; Holmes, Haly (South African Dental Association (SADA), 2013)
    Periodontal medicine has been studied and reviewed extensively since its introduction to the dental fraternity. The association of periodontal disease with and its effects on the cardiovascular system are amongst the many ...
  • Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association (SADA), 2013)
    A patient, accompanied by the daughter with whom she lived, visited a dentist for extraction of her six remaining lower teeth. She had last been to the practice two years earlier, when two teeth were extracted without ...
  • Cheung, Tik; Peck, M.; Dreyer, Wynand P. (South African Dental Association (SADA), 2013)
    A 76-year old male presented at the Oral Medicine Clinic, complaining of a persistent feeling of a dry mouth, subsequent to having undergone surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma, 18 ...
  • Stander, Suzette; Mulder-Van Staden, Sune; Dreyer, Wynand P. (South African Dental Association (SADA), 2013)
    A 33-year-old female of African descent was referred to the Oral Medicine Clinic from a neighbouring rural clinic. The patient presented with painful nodular lesions on her gingivae and hard palate, having noticed the ...