Dentistry Bursaries 2023 South Africa

Bursaries for Dentistry in South Africa 2023: Are you looking for Dentistry bursaries in South Africa 2023? In this article, I will provide you with details on the various available bursaries for Dentistry in South Africa 2023, how to submit your application online and other related information.

Application is currently open for Dentistry bursaries in South Africa 2023.

Dentistry Bursaries for 2023

Dentists are healthcare professionals that diagnose and treat problems with teeth, gums and related parts of a patients mouth. There are various sectors within the denistry field, such as:

Orthodontists: they straighten teeth by applying braces or other appliances.

Oral pathologists: they diagnose conditions within the mouth such as oral diseases, ulcers or bumps.

Dental public health specialists: they promote dental health and prevention of dental diseases within certain communities.

Endodontists: they perform root canals, which entails removing the blood supply and nerves for an injured or infected tooth.

Pediatric dentists: they provide dental treatment for children and special needs patients.

Prosthodontists: they replace missing teeth with bridges, crown or movable parts like dentures.

Periodontists: they treat the bones and gums that support the teeth.

Oral and maxillofacial radiologists: they diagnose disease in the neck and head by way of imaging technologies.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons: they operate on the jaws, mouth, gums, teeth, head and neck. They also provide procedures such as removing impacted teeth and repairing cleft lip or palate.

Dentists with less than 1 year of experience can expect a starting salary of R377 000 per annum, those with 1 to 4 years of experience earn around R395 000 per annum, and Dentists with 5 to 9 years of experience earn around R546 000 per annum. A highly skilled Dentist with over 10 years of experience could earn around R715 000 per annum, and those with over 20 years of experience are earning more than R1 million per annum.

Here are a list of bursaries and scholarships that fund Dental, Dentistry and related studies:

  • Gauteng Department of Health Bursary
  • Harmony Gold Bursary
  • IDB Education Trust Bursary Loan
  • KZN Department of Health Bursary
  • Mediclinic Bursary
  • Mpumalanga Provincial Government Bursary
  • North West Provincial Government Bursaries
  • SIOC Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) Bursary
  • Western Cape Department of Health Bursary