SMU School of Oral Health Sciences Department

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Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University SMU Oral Health Sciences Department

SMU School of Oral Health Sciences Department – See Details Below:

About School of Oral Care Science

In 1975, the then Department of Health and Welfare, having recognized the need for dental therapists, decided to make facilities for their training available at the Ga Rankuwa Hospital. During 1980 the first Dean of the Faculty, Prof L T Tariaard was appointed on a part-time basis The building of the dental’ complex started in 1984. The hospital accommodates all the required clinical facilities and was officially inaugurated towards the end of 1987

234 Dental surgeries are available in the hospital for clinical utilization and a full spectrum of service laboratories is housed in the complex. The hospital, with its own three surgical theatres, is equipped to treat approximately 600 patients per day

In July 1989 control of the hospital was transferred from the Department of National Health and Population Development to the then Transvaal Provincial Administration and subsequently to the Gauteng Provincial Government.

SMU Oral Health Sciences Department Contact

SMU Oral Health Sciences Department Contact – See Details Below:

Contact Us

Office of the Dean: School of Oral Health Sciences

Dean: Prof S Hendricks

Contact Number: (012) 521 4800/5767
Email: stephen.hendricks@smu.ac.za

Clinical Manager: Dr Matjila SA, BDT (Medunsa), BDS (Medunsa), Dip Odont (Endo) (UP), MBL (Unisa)
Senior Administrative Officer: Fouché HM (Mrs), NHCPS (Pret Tech)

Contact Details
School of Oral Health Sciences
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
PO Box D12
Medunsa
0204
Tel: (012) 521 4801/4800/4802
Fax: (012) 521 4102

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