Job Title: 


Job Description: 

Dentists diagnose, treat and prevent diseases, injuries and abnormalities of the teeth, mouth, jaws and associated tissues by applying the principles and procedures of modern dentistry. They use a broad range of specialised diagnostic, surgical and other techniques to promote and restore oral health.


Administering anaesthetics to limit the amount of pain experienced by patients during procedures

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

903 - Dentistry, Advanced Dentistry and Oral Sciences

Specific Occupations: 

226101 - Dental Specialist
Description : Diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries, irregularities and malformations of teeth and associated structures in the mouth and jaw using surgery and other specialist techniques.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Community Dentistry Specialist, Dental / Oral Surgeon, Endodontist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Oral Pathologist, Orthodontist, Paedodontist, Periodontist, Prosthodontist, Stomatologist

226102 - Dentist
Description : Diagnoses and treats dental disease, injuries, decay and malformations of the teeth, periodontal tissue (gums), hard and soft tissue found on the mouth and other dento-facial structures using surgery and other techniques.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Dental Practitioner, Oral Medicine Specialist, Restorative Dentist

Additional Notes: 

NOTE: This Unit group includes ?stomatology? and 'dental, oral and maxillofacial surgery'. Occupations included in this category normally require completion of university-level training in theoretical and practical dentistry or a related field.

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa