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.