Dental Specialist in Prosthodontics at Wits Oral Health Centre

Are you a Dental Specialist in Prosthodontics looking for a new challenge and opportunity? If so, you might be interested in this contract-based position at the Wits Oral Health Centre, one of the leading oral health facilities in South Africa.

What is the Wits Oral Health Centre?

The Wits Oral Health Centre is a state-of-the-art facility that provides comprehensive oral health services to the public. It is affiliated with the Department of Health and the University of the Witwatersrand, and it serves as a teaching and research centre for dental students and professionals. The centre offers a range of dental specialties, including prosthodontics, which is the focus of this job post.

What is prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the restoration and replacement of missing or damaged teeth and oral structures. Prosthodontists use various techniques and materials, such as crowns, bridges, implants, dentures, and veneers, to improve the function, appearance, and health of the mouth. Prosthodontists also work with other dental specialists, such as oral surgeons, periodontists, and orthodontists, to provide comprehensive and multidisciplinary care to patients.

What are the requirements and responsibilities for this position?

To apply for this position, you need to have the following qualifications and skills:

• A Bachelor of Dental Science degree or equivalent

• A Master of Dentistry degree in Prosthodontics or equivalent

• Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Dental Specialist in Prosthodontics

• At least three years of experience as a Dental Specialist in Prosthodontics in a public or private sector

• A valid driver’s license and own transport

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• A high level of professionalism and ethical standards

• A commitment to continuous learning and development

As a Dental Specialist in Prosthodontics at the Wits Oral Health Centre, you will be responsible for:

• Providing prosthodontic services to patients, such as diagnosis, treatment planning, fabrication, and fitting of prosthetic devices

• Supervising and mentoring dental students and interns in prosthodontic procedures and techniques

• Participating in academic and research activities related to prosthodontics and oral health

• Collaborating with other dental specialists and health professionals to ensure optimal patient care and outcomes

• Adhering to the policies and protocols of the Wits Oral Health Centre and the Department of Health

• Working five hours per week for a contract period to be determined

What are the benefits of working at the Wits Oral Health Centre?

By working at the Wits Oral Health Centre, you will enjoy the following benefits:

• A competitive salary package, ranging from R585.00 to R772.00 per hour, depending on your experience and qualifications

• A stimulating and supportive work environment, where you can learn from and collaborate with some of the best dental experts in the country

• A chance to make a difference in the lives of many South Africans, especially those who have limited access to oral health care

• A opportunity to advance your career and skills in prosthodontics and oral health

How to apply for this position?

If you are interested in this position, you need to apply online before the closing date, which is 26th of January, 2024. To apply, you need to click on the link below and follow the instructions. You will need to upload your CV, cover letter, and proof of registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a Dental Specialist in Prosthodontics to work at the Wits Oral Health Centre, a prestigious and renowned facility in South Africa. If you meet the requirements and responsibilities for this position, and you are passionate about prosthodontics and oral health, don’t hesitate to apply today. You might be the perfect candidate for this job!

FAQs

• What is the closing date for applications?

The closing date is 26th of January, 2024.

• How many hours a week are required for this position?

This position requires five hours a week.

• How much is the salary package?

The salary package ranges from R585.00 to R772.00 per hour, depending on the experience and qualifications of the candidate.

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