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Head of Department: Adjunct Prof Olivier JH



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)

Staff members- Full Time

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)


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)


Goussard A (Ms), N Dip Dent Tech (TUT)

Dental Technician Gr 1

Mgidi BP (Ms), N Dip Dent Tech (TUT)


Skosana PN (Ms), N Dip Dent Tech (TUT)

Dental Technician Gr 1

Motaung SS (Ms),


Thae OD (Mr),

Contact Details

Ms Wartington HD
Room Number S505
Tel: (012) 521 5830

Medunsa Dental Laboratory
School of Oral Health Sciences
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Box D9

*Indicates head or acting head of unit