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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.

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DOH Newsletter - 2019

Registered Dental Therapists, Oral Hygienists and Dental Assistants must only perform those dental procedures for which they have been educated and trained in programmes of study approved by the Council on Higher Education, South Africans Quality Authority (SAQA) and the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Approved programs of study are those which, upon successful completion lead to a qualification conferred by the University and registration with the HPCSA as a dental practitioner in the division or specialty in which the study was completed. Programmes to extend a dental professional’s scope of practice are short educational programmes offered by Universities and that the relevant Board has reviewed and approved in accordance with the promulgation by the Minister of Health >>> read more