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guiding the professions

For Professionals

The Council regulates the health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing professional development, and fostering compliance with healthcare standards.

Professional Boards


Invitation to attend a Stakeholder meeting of the Professional Board for Dental Assisting, Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene on 30 September 2017 read more

The Professional Board for Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene made recommendations to the Minister of Health that would allow for unqualified dental assistants, who have experience, to register with the HPCSA View Document
Approved list of medicines for prescribing by Dental therapists
The Minister of Health published the approved list of medicines for prescribing by Dental Therapists in the Government Gazette ( No 36827) of 13 September 2013 >> read more
Unqualified yet Experienced Dental Assistants to Register
Pretoria – In April 2005, the HPCSA opened the registration process to professionalise Dental Assistants. At the time, the regulations prescribed qualifications that would enable dental assistants to register. Those that did not register were thus not allowed to practise. The HPCSA as a statutory body is required to act in accordance with the establishing statute, namely the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974 which requires that Dental Assistants should register with the HPCSA if they are to practise View Document

Dates Board Examination for Dental Assistant Students Registerd under the GRANDFATHER CLAUSE
As you are aware the Professional Board for Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene conducts a Board  examination for Student Dental Assistants who are currently registered under the grandfather clause, (i.e. registration based on years of experience) and who have a DA-S registration number. The Board will conduct four (4) examinations during 2018, i.e. on the third Tuesday of April, June, August and November 2018. The April 2018 Board examination will be conducted on 03 April 2018 and the closing date for applications for this examination is 02 March 2018. Candidates who are successful in the Board examination will be registered as Dental Assistants. The Board examination is not applicableto students who are enrolled with a University of Technology for the formal Dental Assisting programme. Form 297: Requirements for registration Dental Assistants and Student Dental Assistants click here