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What is a Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontics is one of five specialities of dentistry that are recognized by the Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Training:  A dental school graduate (after five and a half years) seeking a career as a prosthodontist, must attend an additional four years full time of schooling in an approved program by the HPCSA at one of four Universities in South Africa.

A prosthodontist is a dental specialist in the restoration and replacement of teeth.  Extensive training and education provide us with the skills for restoring optimum function and aesthetics to your smile.  These include a broad range of restorative work and continuing care.

Prosthodontists work closely with their patients to develop a comprehensive treatment plan and to help patients understand what improvements are possible.  Using state-of-the-art procedures and equipment, the prosthodontist is often viewed as the “architect” of a restorative dental treatment plan.  Particularly for partially or completely edentulous (toothless) patients, a prosthodontist is typically the key treatment planner.

Sanette Muller

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