36 months
4847 USD/year
4847 USD/year
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The Master of Dentistry at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  is offered in the clinical specialities of Community Dentistry, Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgery, Maxillo-Facial and Oral Radiology, Orthodontics, Periodontics and Oral Medicine, Prosthodontics, Oral Pathology.


Key facts

The MDent degrees are specialist clinical qualifications requiring coursework, practical training and research. The Master of Dentistry course is offered at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 

The School of Oral Health Sciences resides within the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and is a joint member of the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Gauteng Department of Health. Being one of few oral health training institutes in South Africa, the school prides itself in graduating world class dental professionals every year.


The Wits Oral Health Centre/School of Oral Health Sciences endeavours to promote oral health through South Africa’s diverse population by training undergraduate dentists and oral hygienists as well as post graduate dental specialists.The centre offers affordable health care to all individuals at any age. Dental care is provided by our undergraduate students who are under the close supervision of our experienced faculty members. The Postgraduate programs allow patients the opportunity of acquiring specialist care, including advanced oral rehabilitative procedure such as facial reconstruction, etc.

Programme Structure

  • Objectives of the school include identifying prospective oral health individuals from our diverse population, equipping these individuals with the highest standards of teaching; incorporating knowledge, technology and skills; to ensure graduate competence. A clear vision of the school is to inculcate core values in every graduating individual which gives them a strong purpose to respect all individuals, aim for excellence, serve the community and continue the pursuit of knowledge.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


190 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Any of the following may be admitted as a candidate for the degree provided s/he is registered as a dentist by the Health Professions Council of South Africa and has held the qualification referred to in (i) and/or (ii) below for a minimum of two years* (*This does not apply to the specialty of Oral Pathology)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4847 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4847 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4847 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4847 USD per year during 36 months.

R 70 720

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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