Academic Departments

The departments in the school of oral health sciences and the respective units are

DEPARTMENT OF MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, PATHOLOGY, RADIOLOGY AND ORTHODONTICS

Head of Department: Dr Mchenga JM

  • Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Maxillofacial Oral Radiology
  • Oral Biology
  • Oral Microbiology
  • Orthodontics

DEPARTMENT OF PERIODONTOLOGY, ORAL MEDICINE AND COMMUNITY DENTISTRY

Head of Department: Dr Motloba D

  • Community Dentistry
  • Oral Health
  • Periodontology and Oral Medicine

DEPARTMENT OF RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY

Head of Department: Adjunct Prof Olivier JH

  • Integrated Clinical Dentistry
  • Operative Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Medunsa Dental Laboratory

MAXILLOFACIAL AND ORAL SURGERY

Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery is the specialty which combines surgical training with dental expertise for the treatment of diseases, injuries, tumors and deformities of the mouth, jaws and face. The specialty forms the natural bridge between the clinical disciplines of dentistry and medicine. The department serves a vital role in various interdepartmental collaborations, including Head and Neck Cancer reconstruction, with the Department of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT), the multidisciplinary cleft palate team and Oral Pathology service.

Maxillofacial and oral surgeons manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions with particular emphasis on dental implants, jaw reconstruction, treatment of infections, facial trauma, oral pathology, orthognathic surgery, management of salivary gland diseases, management of temporomandibular joint disorders including open and arthroscopic surgery and non-invasive facial cosmetic procedures. We believing that detailed surgical repetition leads to surgical excellence, we are dedicated to excellence in patient care.

Formal didactic courses outside of the medical school curriculum include Applied Head and Neck Surgical Anatomy, Advanced Oral Pathology, TMJ Diseases, Orthognathic Surgery. Conferences consist of clinical pathology, preoperative surgery, journal club and oral and maxillofacial teaching seminars.

Research focus includes modalities for the management of craniofacial trauma and non-invasive facial cosmetic procedures for management of rare facial infections.

Dr TI Munzhelele

BDS (Medunsa), MBChB (Pretoria), MChD-Max-Fax MED (Pretoria), FCMFOS (SA), Dip Odont (Pretoria)

Irene.munzhelele@smu.ac.za

Staff members

FULLTIME
Senior Lecturer/

Head Clinical Department

*Munzhelele TI (Dr), BDS (Medunsa), MBChB (Pretoria), MChD-Max-Fax MED (Pretoria), FCMFOS (SA), Dip Odont (Pretoria)
Senior Lecturer/

Head Clinical Unit

Mchenga J (Dr), B Ed (Univ of Malawi), BDS (Medunsa), Dip Odont (MFOS) (Pret), M Dent (MFOS) (Medunsa)
Lecturer/

Dental Specialist

Tlholoe MM (Dr), B Cur, BDS (Medunsa), M Dent(MFOS) (UL), FCMFOS (SA)
Lecturer/ Dentist Gr 3 Maboza BJ (Dr), BDS (Medunsa)
Lecturer/ Chief Dentist Rakgwale NB, B Dent Ther (Medunsa), BDS (Medunsa)
Lecturer/Registrar Van Niekerk C (Dr), BChD (UWC), PDD (Oral Surgery & Implantology)
Lecturer/Registrar Abdoola I (Dr), BChD (UP)
Lecturer/Registrar Ciya R (Dr), BChD (UWC)
Lecturer/Registrar Dikgale, IT (Dr), B Dent Ther (Medunsa), BDS (UL)
Lecturer/Registrar Legalamitloa B (Dr), BDS (UL)
Development Dentist Leballo, KG (Dr), B Dent Ther (Medunsa), BDS (UL)
PARTTIME
Session Specialist Bouckaert MMR (Prof), BChD (Stell), M Dent(MFOS) (Medunsa), FFD (RCSI)
Session Specialist Dreyer A (Dr), BSc MED (UP), BChD (UP), MChD (Medunsa), MBChB (UP)
Session Specialist Ragadu A (Dr), M Dent (MFOS) (UL), Dip Odent (MFOS) (Pret)
Session Specialist Molomo M (Dr), BDS (Medunsa), MDent (Medunsa), FCMFOS (SA)
Session Medical Officer Syebele K, Med.Dip, Dental Dip, OMFSurg Dip (Kinshasa), Dip.Odont (Oral Surg) (UP), MSc. Odont (Oral Surgery) (UP)
Lecturer/Session Dentist Matima, MP (Dr), Dip Odont (UP), BDS (Medunsa), LDT (SA)
Lecturer/Session Dentist Letlape, IML (Dr), BDS (Medunsa)
Lecturer/Session Dentist Mokoka, TT (Dr), BDS (Medunsa)
Lecturer/Session Dentist Sun, MJ (Dr), BDS (Medunsa)
Lecturer/Session Dentist Pema, S (Dr), BDS (Medunsa)
Lecturer/Session Dentist Mafafo, MJ (Dr), B Dent Ther (Medunsa),  BChD (UP)


Contact Details

Ms Prinsloo I

Room Number N318

Tel: (012) 521 4858

Email: annelize.prinsloo@smu.ac.za

Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

School of Oral Health Sciences

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Box D22

MEDUNSA

0204

ORAL PATHOLOGY

The Department consists of four distinct sections: Oral Biology, Oral Pathology, Oral Microbiology and Forensic Odontology.

The laboratory of Oral Pathology is the referral center for the diagnosis of diseases of the head and neck region affecting the rural- and peri-urban communities of South Africa. The laboratory is equipped to perform state-of-the-art histological examinations including immuno-histochemistry, immuno-fluorescence and in-situ hybridization. Experience gained in bone labelling and dynamic histomorphometry resulted in Oral Pathology becoming the center of choice in South Africa for the diagnosis of metabolic diseases affecting mineralized tissues.

Research programs focus on diseases affecting the rural communities of Southern Africa and particularly the debilitating skeletal conditions of the children in the region.

Oral Microbiology is responsible for integrating medical microbiology with the microbiology of the oral cavity. The teaching program for undergraduate students provides knowledge on the diagnosis and management of infectious disease before commencement of clinical training. Of particular importance is the teaching of the fundamentals of microbiological induced tooth- and periodontal diseases. Post graduate programs are individually tailored and focus on the needs of the respective disciplines in Dentistry. The Oral Microbiologists play a pivotal role in clinical infection control in the hospital. Research towards post graduate qualifications focuses on aspects of infection control in the setting of a Dental hospital.

Forensic Odontology provides a forensic service to the police and district surgeons practicing in the northern sector of South Africa. This service entails the analyses of bite marks, person identification and investigation into cases of dental malpractice and fraud.

Staff members

FULLTIME
Professor/

Head Clinical Department

Lecturer/

Head Clinical Unit

Boy SC (Prof), BChD (Pret), PhD (Pret), FC Path SA (Oral Path)
Senior Lecturer/

Dental Specialist

Masilela MMJ (Dr), BDS (Medunsa), M Dent (Oral Path) (UL)
Lecturer/Registrar Mogakane L (Dr), BDS (Medunsa)
Lecturer/Registrar Masilo LM (Dr), BDT (Medunsa), BDS (UL)
Chief Medical Technologist Baloyi AS (Mr), National Dip & Higher Dip Med Tech (Histopath)
Medical Technologist Modiba LS (Ms), National Dip Biomedical Technology (Vaal Univ. of Technology)
Medical Natural Scientist Sekati E (Ms), ND Med Tech (TNG); B Tech (Biomed Tech) (TNG); BSc(Med)(Hons)

Contact Details

 Mrs Begeman C

Room Number N111

Tel: (012) 521 4838

Email: colleen.begeman@smu.ac.za

Oral Pathology Department

School of Oral Health Sciences

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Box D25

MEDUNSA

0204

MAXILLOFACIAL ORAL RADIOLOGY

Maxillofacial and Oral Radiology render academic as well as diagnostic radiological service to the Medunsa Campus Oral Health Centre at the School of Oral Health Sciences. The academic service provides a basic and practical account of the essential subject matter of both, dental radiography and dental radiology to undergraduate Oral Hygiene, Dental Therapy and dental students as well as to postgraduate dental students.

Emphasis is placed on the selection of an appropriate radiological technique for each patient whilst applying the principles of ALARA.  All images are interpreted by a Dental Radiologist and appropriate cases are used to train students on the establishment of a differential diagnosis.

Our research thrust is focused on the radiological interpretation and three-dimensional imaging of pathology endemic in our rural and peri-urban African population sample.

Staff members

FULLTIME
Professor/

Head Clinical Department

Snr Lecturer/

Stomatologist Gr 1

Chabikuli NJ (Dr), BOH (Medunsa), BDS (Medunsa), MDS (UL)
Lecturer/Dentist Gr 3 Mashigo NJ (Dr), MDS (Medunsa)
Lecturer/

Radiographer Gr 3

Van der Linde A (Ms), Dip Diag Radiography (UOFS), HED Unisa), PGCHE (UP)
Lecturer/Radiographer Gr Makungo TO (Mr), B Rad (Diag) (Medunsa)
Lecturer/

Radiographer Gr 2

Letsoalo MD (Ms), NDip Diag Rad (Wits Tech)
Lecturer/

Radiographer Gr 2

Mxamli BE (Ms), N Dip Diag Radiography (PE Tech), B Tech Diag Rad (Tech Natal)
PARTTIME
Session Dentist Peranovic P (Dr), BDS (Zagreb Univ, Croatia), pg Dip Dent (Medunsa)
Session Dentist Dammie NE (Dr), BSc, UEd (Unin), BDS (Medunsa)

Contact Details

 Ms Gerber I

Room Number S269

Tel: (012) 521 4903

Email: ina.gerber@smu.ac.za

Maxillofacial Oral Radiology

School of Oral Health Sciences

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Box D17

MEDUNSA

0204

ORAL BIOLOGY

Staff members

FULLTIME
Lecturer Miniggio H-D, BDS (Romania), MSc Med (Bioethics and Health Law) (Wits)

ORAL MICROBIOLOGY

Staff members

FULLTIME
Senior Lecturer/

Stomatologist Gr 3

Mthethwa SR (Dr), ND Med Techn Microbiol), BDS (Wits), MPH (Wits), PhD (UL)

ORTHODONTICS

The Orthodontics department strives to deliver quality orthodontic care by determining the orthodontic needs of all South African citizens and developing treatment and service modalities to satisfy these needs in an affordable, efficient and accessible manner. This includes the running of a large multidisciplinary Cleft Clinic with patient population mainly from the socially disadvantaged communities across Southern Africa.

In pursuit of this goal, we strive to improve the orthodontic awareness of our community by:

  • Assisting in the teaching and training of oral hygienists/dental therapist/dentist
  • Enhancing knowledge to general Dentists through Diploma and masters post-graduate courses
  • Training of orthodontic specialists
  • Rendering a consultancy service to the medical and dental profession
  • Being an authority on the diagnosis and treatment of dentofacial abnormalities in the South African community
  • Encouraging and promoting research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Research focus includes studying, analyzing and finding solutions to malocclusion of South African ethnic origin and comparing findings and treatment solutions to those found and used internationally.

Dr MPS Sethusa

B Rad(Diagn) (Medunsa), BDS (Medunsa), PG Dip in Dent (Stell), M Dent(Ortho) (Univ of Limpopo), PG Dip in Health Educ (UCT)

Peter.sethusa@smu.ac.za

Staff members

FULLTIME
Snr Lecturer/ Head Clinical Department *Sethusa MPS (Dr), B Rad(Diagn) (Medunsa), BDS (Medunsa), PG Dip in Dent (Stell), M Dent(Ortho) (Univ of Limpopo), PG Dip (UCT)
Snr Lecturer/

Dental Specialist

Makofane M (Dr), BDS (Medunsa), MDS (Medunsa), M Dent (Ortho) (Univ of Limpopo)
Lecturer/Registrar Sithole NP (Dr), BDT (Westville Univ), BDS (Medunsa), PG Dip in Dent (UL)
Lecturer/Registrar Moodley P (Dr), BDS (UL), PPD (Ortho) UP
Lecturer/Registrar Gininda DM (Dr), UDOH (UL, BDS (UL), PG Dip in Dent (UL)
Lecturer/Registrar Mavundla Z (Dr), BSc (UJ), BSc Hons (UJ), BDS (UL)
Lecturer/Registrar Dasoo S (Dr), BDS (Wits), PG Dip in Dent (Ortho) (UP)
Lecturer/Dentist Mzimkulu, CK (Dr), BSc (UWC), BChD (UWC), PG Dip in Dent (UL)
Lecturer/Dentist Molamu TMJ (Dr), BSc (Medunsa), BDS, (Medunsa)
PARTTIME
Part-time Consultant Seedat AK (Dr), BSc, BChD Mdent (Ortho) WITS
Part-time Consultant Wanjau J (Dr), BDS (Nairobi), MDS (Medunsa), PG Dip In Dent (UL), M Dent (Ortho) (Univ of Limpopo)
Khan MI (Dr), BDS cl (Medunsa), M Dent Orthodontics (University of Limpopo)

Contact Details

Mrs Grobler JA

Room Number S508

Tel: (012) 521 4854

Email: johanna.grobler@smu.ac.za

Orthodontics Department

School of Oral Health Sciences

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Box D28

MEDUNSA

0204

COMMUNITY DENTISTRY

The Department of Community Dentistry, which includes the oral hygiene unit, is involved with the diagnosis, prevention and control of dental diseases. As a discipline, or specialty of dentistry, Community Dentistry deals with the community and its aggregate dental or oral health challenges rather than that of the individual patient.

The teaching program focuses on the philosophy, principles and practice of Oral and Dental Epidemiology, Dental Public Health, Oral Health Promotion, Health Care System, regulation and Evaluation. Particular consideration is placed on the environmental, social and behavioural influences on the oral health of the population and the availability of effective and efficient services to improve dental health. The goals of programs are to equip students to critically appraise literature, expose them to philosophy and methodology in health promotion, prevention, and epidemiology. Students will be skilled to plan, conduct, monitor and evaluate public health programs in various settings; to contribute to the scientific basis of public health programs through the conduct of applied research in order to improve the health of the public; be enabled to provide leadership and management of oral heath institutions, understand public policy issues, organization and administration related to dentistry. The programs provide dental students, dental therapy students and oral hygiene students with both clinical and health promotion experiences in community-based settings.

The modules offered in Community Dentistry are underpinned by a strong Service Learning pedagogy; which as an experiential and collaborative learning methodology seeks to inculcate a sense of civic responsibility, moral and ethical growth, meaningful community involvement, lifelong learning and service.

Research interest areas include health system performance evaluation, human resource for health, tobacco control, health promotion and dental education research.

Dr DP Motloba

BDS (Medunsa), MPH (Epidemiology) (Tulane), M Dent(Comm Dent) (Medunsa), MBL (Unisa)

Pagollang.motloba@smu.ac.za

Staff members

FULLTIME
Senior Lecturer/

Head Clinical Department

*Motloba D (Dr), BDS (Medunsa), MPH (Epidemiology) (Tulane), M Dent (Comm Dent) (Medunsa), MBL (Unisa)
Lecturer/Dentist Gr 2 Phalwane MG (Dr), Diploma in Nursing Community, Psychiatry, General and Midwifery (Baragwanath Nursing College), BDT (Medunsa), BDS (Medunsa), Adv Dip in Comm Dent (UL), PGD Health Professions Education (UCT)
Session Stomatologist Khan A (Dr), BDS (Bombay), MSc (London), DHSM (Natal), MChD (UWC)
Lecturer/Chief Dental Therapist Gr 1 Molopyane LN (Ms), B Dent Ther (Medunsa), Adv Dip Comm Dent (UL)
Lecturer/

Dental Therapist Gr 3

Masetla MM (Ms), B Dent Ther (Medunsa), MPH (UL)
Lecturer/Dentist Gr 3 Machete ML (Dr) BDS (Medunsa)
Lecturer/Registrar Makwakwa LN (Dr), B Dent Ther (Medunsa), BDS (Medunsa), PG Dip Dent (UWC), MPH (UL)
Development Dentist Mukhari-Baloyi NA (Dr), BDS (UL), Adv Dip in Comm Dent ( (UL)

Contact Details

Ms Selabe, LB

Room Number N357

Tel: (012) 521 4848

Email: lebogang.selabe@smu.ac.za

Community Dentistry

School of Oral Health Sciences

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Box D21

MEDUNSA

0204

ORAL HEALTH

Staff members

FULLTIME
Lecturer/Assistant Director (Oral Hygiene) *Sedibe GA (Ms), B Oral Hyg, Adv Dip(Comm Dent) (Medunsa), ND HR Management (Unisa), PGD Tert Ed (Unisa)
Lecturer/

Oral Hygienist Gr 2

Motsepe Morule N (Ms), Dip OH (Medunsa), Adv Dip (Comm Dent) (UL), PGC HE (Pret)
Lecturer/

Oral Hygienist Gr 1

Malaka TG (Mr), Dip OH (UL)
PARTTIME
Sessional Oral Hygienist Musekene E (Ms), Dip OH (UP)

Contact Details

Ms Selabe, LB

Room Number N357

Tel: (012) 521 4848

Email: lebogang.selabe@smu.ac.za

Community Dentistry

School of Oral Health Sciences

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Box D21

MEDUNSA

0204

PERIODONTOLOGY AND ORAL MEDICINE

Oral Medicine is another specialized field in Dentistry.  Oral Medicine deals with the prevention, diagnosis and management of a range of oral diseases and conditions.  The specialist in Oral Medicine works closely with colleagues in other specialized medical and dental disciplines as part of interdisciplinary case management.

The Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine provides periodontal care to the general community, where diseases of the gums and the surrounding periodontium are diagnosed and treated accordingly. Other diseases of the oral cavity and concerned structures are covered by the field of oral medicine. The surgical skills obtained during training in Periodontics compliment and augment the training in Oral Medicine.  All the components of the specialized training in Periodontics and in Oral Medicine require an in-depth understanding of disease and inflammatory processes and the management of several aspects thereof.  Undergraduate students learn basics of Periodontology that includes prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of periodontal problems. Students are also exposed to a variety of oral conditions and diseases which substantially benefits their training in oral medicine. Students have opportunity to observe surgical procedures in the Implant Clinic within the Department.

Research interests include guided tissue regeneration; HIV-associated oral diseases and conditions; oral potentially malignant and malignant lesions; and oral pigmentation.

Prof L Feller

DMD (HEB.Uni, Jerusalem), M Dent (Oral Med & Perio) (Wits)

Liviu.feller@smu.ac.za

Staff members

FULLTIME
Professor/

Head Clinical Department

*Feller L (Prof), DMD (HEB.Uni, Jerusalem), M Dent (Oral Med & Perio) (Wits)
Associate Professor/

Head Clinical Unit

Wood NH (Associate Prof), BChD(UP), DipOdont(MFP)(UP), MDent (Oral Med and Perio)(UL)
Associate Professor/

Dental Specialist

Khammissa RAG (Associate Prof), BChD (Pret), PDD(Orth) (Stell), MSc(Dent) (Wits), MDent (Oral Med and Perio)
Lecturer/ Dentist Gr 2 Kekana TD (Dr), BDS (Medunsa)
Lecturer/Dentist Gr 1 Ballyram R (Dr), BDS (Medunsa)
Lecturer/Registrar Chandran R (Dr), BDS (MGR Med Univ, Chennai), MSc Dent (UWC), MSc Dent (Wits)
Lecturer/Registrar Masilana AI (Dr), BDS (Medunsa)
Developmental dentist Tladinyane T (Dr), BSc(Medunsa), BDS(Medunsa)
PARTTIME
Session Specialist Jadwat Y (Dr), BDS (Medunsa), M Dent(Perio & Oral Med) (UL)
Session Specialist Fourie J (Dr), BChD (Pret), MChD (Oral Med and Perio) (UP)
Session Specialist Siebold A (Dr), BChD(UP), MChD(Oral Med and Perio)(UP)
Session Dentist Mistry, H (Dr), BDS(UL)

Contact Details

Mrs D’Alton R

Room Number N330

Tel: (012) 521 4834

Email: rina.dalton@smu.ac.za

Periodontology and Oral Medicine

School of Oral Health Sciences

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Box D26

MEDUNSA

0204

INTEGRATED CLINICAL DENTISTRY

The Department provides academic teaching and training of undergraduate learners in practicing their profession with integrity, professionalism and accountability, and building a relationship of mutual trust between patients and health care practitioners.

Integrated Clinical Dentistry is the exit level year of study, were the learners must synthesize their learning from the previous four years of study in dentistry and develop the skill to assess their own learning through self-reflection. The modules at this level are: Comprehensive Care Clinic, Problem-based Learning, Electives and Service Learning. The learner must pass all the modules to graduate as a dentist.

The School prides itself as being the only dental school in South Africa offering this model of training of the final year students, which allows them a full year of general practice in preparation for a professional life as a dentist.

The Department’s research focus is on dental education, curriculum planning and practice management.

Dr N Nzima

Nzima N (Dr), BDS (Medunsa), MDS (Univ of Limpopo)

Nonhlanhla.nzima@smu.ac.za

Staff members

FULLTIME
Senior Lecturer/

Head Clinical Unit

*Nzima N (Dr), BDS (Medunsa), MDS (Univ of Limpopo)
Snr Lecturer/

Stomatologist Gr 3

McClure WPJ (Dr), BSc, BChD (Pret), MSc (Med) (Wits)
Lecturer/ Dentist Gr 3 Nyalunga PM (Dr), B Dent Ther, BDS (Medunsa)
Lecturer/ Dentist Gr 3 Sehume KD (Dr), B Rad (Diagn) (Medunsa), BDS (Medunsa), Dip Odont (Pret)
Lecturer/ Dentist Gr 3 Lesufi ME (Dr), BSc (Medunsa), BDS (UL)
Lecturer/ Dentist Gr 3 Khupari (Molope) MH (Dr), BDS (Wits)
Lecturer/ Dentist Gr 3 Masike KNM (Dr), BDS (Medunsa)
Lecturer/ Dentist Gr 3 Modubu LM (Dr), BSc(Ed) (Univ of Bophuthatswana), BDS (Medunsa)
PARTTIME
Sessional Dentist Phatudi MC (Dr), BChD (Medunsa), PDD (Stell)
Sessional Dentist Bray M (Dr), BChD (UWC)
Sessional Dentist

(Clinical T Grant, SMU)

Osman MI (Dr), BDS (UL)
Sessional Dentist

(Clinical T Grant, SMU)

Chokwe KM (Dr), B Dent Ther, BDS (MEDUNSA) MBA (Cumbria)

Contact Details

Room Number N415

Tel: (012) 521 4950

Email:

Integrated Clinical Dentistry

School of Oral Health Sciences

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Box D10

MEDUNSA

0204

OPERATIVE DENTISTRY

The Department of Operative Dentistry trains and educates students in Pre-clinical and Clinical Direct Restorative Dentistry, Paediatric Dentistry, Endodontics and Restorative Materials for Direct Procedures at under- and postgraduate levels.

In addition to in-house material testing, the Department collaborates with other institutions to conduct research using the Instron material testing machine.  The Department also has access, through the Electron Microscope Unit, the state-of-the-art image analysis system coupled with quantitative analysis for characterizing dental hard tissues and dental materials.

Prof JH Olivier

BChD (Pret), BChD (Hons), MSc (Odont), PhD (Pret)

Jan.olivier@smu.ac.za

Staff members

FULLTIME
Associate Professor/

Head Clinical Unit

*Olivier JH (Adjunct Prof), BChD (Pret), BChD (Hons), MSc (Odont), PhD (Pret)
Senior Lecturer/

Stomatologist Gr 1

Jonker C (Dr), BChD (Pret), Dip Odont (Pret), MSc (Pret)
Senior Lecturer/

Stomatologist Gr 2

Lefotlha CS (Dr), BOH (Medunsa), BDS, MDS (Medunsa)
Lecturer/Dentist Gr 2 Mistry J (Dr), BChD (Pret) cl., MDS (UL) cl.
Lecturer/Dentist Gr 2 Msimanga N (Dr), BDS (Medunsa)
Senior Lecturer/

Dentist Gr 3

Gwengu, PR-Q (Dr), BDS (Medunsa), Dip OH (Medunsa), MPH (Medunsa)
Lecturer/Dentist Gr 1 Griesel S (Dr), BChD (Pret), Dip Basic Labour Relations
Senior Lecturer/

Dentist Gr 3

Masekwameng (Dr), Dip OH (Medunsa), BDS (Medunsa)
PARTTIME
Session Dentist du Preez IC (Prof), BSc, BSc(Hons), MSc, DSc (UOFS), BChD (Pret), MDS (Medunsa)
Session Dentist Ismail R (Dr), BChD (Pret)
Session Dentist Grabe M (Dr), BChD (Pret)
Session Dentist Lekota J (Dr), BDS (Medunsa)
Session Dentist Dannheimer MFG (Prof), BChD (Pret), BChD (Hons), M Dent, H Dip Ters Ed.

Contact Details

Ms McDonald O

Room Number N453

Tel: (012) 521 4825

Email: olivia.mcdonald@smu.ac.za

Operative Dentistry

School of Oral Health Sciences

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Box D19

MEDUNSA

0204

PROSTHODONTICS

The Department of Prosthodontics trains undergraduate students in pre-clinical and clinical prosthodontics. This includes teaching the techniques and clinical supervision of both removable and fixed prosthodontics (i.e. complete, partial and immediate dentures, over dentures, single dentures, duplication of dentures and posts, cores, veneers, crowns and bridges respectively). The department also trains postgraduate students in prosthodontics, which includes implantology, temporomandibular disturbances, endodontics and maxillofacial prosthodontics. The department strives to excel in the three core functions viz. service, research and teaching and training of undergraduate and post graduate programs. The department also engages the Bachelor of Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy programs with respect to their expanded function training. In addition the department provides much needed oral rehabilitation service to the public and is engaged in meaningful research to enhance teaching and training of oral health care providers.

Areas of research include evaluating quality of prosthetic services (including impact of patients’ quality of life); impression materials dimensional stability; comparing craniofacial profile across ethnic populations in South Africa; and dental education research as it relates to prosthodontic curriculum content and delivery.

Dr PD Moipolai (Acting Head)

BChD (Leeds, UK), M Dent(Pros) (Wits), MEd (Wits)

Pusetso.moipolai@smu.ac.za

Staff members

FULLTIME
Senior Lecturer/ Head Clinical Department *Moipolai PD (Dr), BChD (Leeds, UK), MDent (Pros)(Wits); MEd (Wits)
Lecturer/ Dentist Gr 3 Nkoatse KSG (Dr), BDS (Medunsa), MDS (Medunsa)
Lecturer/Registrar RPN Morweng-Mokgatlha (Dr), BDS (Wits)
Lecturer/Registrar Naidoo N (Dr), BChD (UWC), DipOdont (UP)
Lecturer/ Dentist Gr 2 Zwane NP (Dr), BDS (Medunsa)
Lecturer/

Developmental Dentist

Maphutha ML (Dr), BDS (Wits)
Lecturer/

Developmental Dentist

Ntseke TV (Dr), BDS (Medunsa)
PARTTIME
Session Specialist Solomons YF (Dr), BDS, M Dent(Pros) (Wits), MAP (Wits)
Session Specialist Essop ARM (Prof), BSc BDS (BOM), MDent(Pros)(Wits) FADI, FPFA (US)
Session Specialist Le-Kay M-R (Dr), BChD (UWC), MChD (UP)
Session Dentist Tshoma EK (Dr), BDS (Medunsa), PDD (UL), MPA (PU)
Session Dentist Phaleng KS (Dr), BDS (Wits), Dip Dent (UP)
Session Dentist Phiri RM (Dr), BDS (Medunsa), PDD (Stell), (MDS (UL)
Session Dentist Koor F (Dr), BDS (Medunsa)
Session Dentist Malema VB (Dr), BSc, BDS (Medunsa)
Session Dentist Laffer-Liebson M (Dr), BDS (Wits)
Session Dentist Phaphathi PJ (Dr), BDS (UL)

Contact Details

Mrs Damon S

Room Number N445

Tel: (012) 521 4817

Email: sandra.damon@smu.ac.za

Prosthodontics Department

School of Oral Health Sciences

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Box D14

MEDUNSA

0204

MEDUNSA DENTAL LABORATORY

Staff members

FULLTIME
Lecturer/

Dental Technician Gr 2

*Wartington H (Ms), N Higher Dip Dent Tech (TUT)
Lecturer/

Dental Technician Gr 1

Lubbe M (Ms), Dip Dent Tech, B Dent Tech (TUT)
Lecturer/ Van Rooyen CNC (Mrs), N Dip Dent Tech, B Dent Tech (TUT)
Dental Technician Gr 1 Maguga LG (Mr), N Dip Dent Tech, B Dent Tech (TUT)
Lecturer/ Goussard A (Ms), N Dip Dent Tech (TUT)
Dental Technician Gr 1 Mgidi BP (Ms), N Dip Dent Tech (TUT)
Lecturer/ Skosana PN (Ms), N Dip Dent Tech (TUT)
Dental Technician Gr 1 Motaung SS (Ms),
Lecturer/ Thae OD (Mr),

Contact Details

Ms Wartington HD

Room Number S505

Tel: (012) 521 5830

Email: heleen.wartington@smu.ac.za

Medunsa Dental Laboratory

School of Oral Health Sciences

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Box D9

MEDUNSA

0204

*Indicates head or acting head of unit