Profession Overview:

Dentists are oral healthcare professionals specializing in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the teeth and oral cavity. They focus on promoting oral health and addressing dental issues through various procedures.

Areas of Work:

  • Dental Clinics: Providing preventive care, restorative treatments, and oral surgeries.
  • Hospitals: Collaborating with medical teams on cases requiring dental expertise.
  • Public Health: Engaging in community outreach and education for oral health promotion.
  • Academic and Research Institutions: Contributing to dental research and education.

Academic Requirements:

  1. ACSEE Level:
    • Obtain at least two principal-level passes, with Chemistry and Biology as preferred subjects.
    • Meet the university’s specified total points requirement.
  2. Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS):
    • Apply for admission to a recognized university offering the BDS program.
    • Successfully complete the BDS program, which includes both theoretical and clinical dental education.
  3. Internship and Registration:
    • Complete a one-year internship after the BDS program.
    • Register with the Medical Council of Tanganyika to become a licensed dentist.