Board examination workshop
Student dental assistants who do not have a National Certificate in Dental Assisting or another recognized qualification, but have worked in a dental practice and have gained practical experience, now have the once-off opportunity to register as a Student Dental Assistant (S-DA) with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).
Final registration as a Dental Assistant (DA) is dependent on successful completion of a Board Examination within two years of registration as S-DA. Dental Assistants wishing to register must do so before 6 October 2017.
Board examinations for 2017 takes place on 20 June, 22 August and 21 November. The closing date for applications is about one month prior to the examination.
S-DA’s should allow at least 40 hours to prepare for the examination.