Research Topics

The Discipline is engaged in the following projects:

  1. Dental students attitudes and perceptions towards infection control
  2. A comparison between dental students oral cleanliness and self-care practices
  3. A framework for integrated school oral health promotion within the Health Promoting Schools Initiative in KwaZulu-Natal
  4.  A critical analysis of the impact of the primary health care philosophy on district oral health care service delivery in KwaZulu-Natal
  5. An evaluation of the role of non-governmental organisations in the provision of oral health services in KwaZulu-Natal
  6. Investigating the extent to which awareness of ergonomic principles informs training and dental practices in the curriculum in dental schools in South Africa.  
  7. An evaluation of educational material used for oral health promotion at primary schools in the Ugu district of KwaZulu-Natal
  8. Analysis of services provided by oral health professionals in Limpopo Province
  9. Parental knowledge, attitudes and perceptions towards dental sealants as a preventive strategy for dental caries
  10. Development of a quality management system framework for dental assisting education in South Africa
  11. Final-year Dental Therapy Student’s Perceptions of their Service-Learning Experience at a Selected University
  12. Prevalence and influences of the trend of precious metal slit aesthetics Johannesburg metropolitan and surrounding areas.
  13.  Barriers to access preventative oral health care in the public sector: A quantitative and qualitative study of Edendale community in uMgungundlovu district - Kwazulu-Natal.

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