Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) | UWC

APS Required



3 year(s)


Bachelor's Degree





  • Minimum 40 UWC APS
  • English: Code 4 (Home or First Additional Language)
  • Any other language: Code 3 (Home or First Additional)
  • Maths Code 4
  • Life Sciences Code 4

Career Prospects

  1. General Dentist: Provide comprehensive dental care to patients, including preventive, restorative, and cosmetic treatments for oral health conditions such as tooth decay, gum disease, and oral infections. General dentists perform dental exams, cleanings, fillings, extractions, and other dental procedures to maintain patients’ oral health and address their dental needs.
  2. Specialist Dentist: Pursue advanced training and specialization in specific areas of dentistry, such as orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry, or oral pathology. Specialist dentists diagnose and treat complex dental conditions, provide specialized dental procedures and treatments, and collaborate with other healthcare professionals to optimize patient care outcomes.
  3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon: Perform surgical procedures to treat oral and maxillofacial conditions, including tooth extractions, dental implants, jaw surgeries, and facial reconstructive surgeries. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons address a wide range of dental and facial problems, such as impacted wisdom teeth, facial trauma, jaw deformities, and oral cancers, providing surgical interventions to restore function and aesthetics.
  4. Dental Public Health Specialist: Work in public health agencies, government organizations, or community health programs to promote oral health education, disease prevention, and access to dental care services for populations at risk. Dental public health specialists develop and implement oral health policies, programs, and interventions to address community oral health needs and disparities and improve population oral health outcomes.
  5. Academic Dentist: Teach and conduct research in dental schools, universities, or research institutions, contributing to dental education, training, and scientific advancements in the field of dentistry. Academic dentists engage in teaching dental students, supervising clinical training, mentoring research projects, and publishing scholarly articles to advance knowledge and innovation in dental science and practice.
  6. Dental Practice Owner: Establish and manage your own dental practice or dental clinic, providing a range of dental services to patients in a private practice setting. Dental practice owners handle business operations, patient management, staff supervision, and financial planning, while delivering high-quality dental care and building relationships with patients in their local communities.
  7. Community Dentist: Serve underserved populations or marginalized communities by working in community dental clinics, mobile dental units, or outreach programs, providing dental care services to individuals who face barriers to accessing oral health care. Community dentists collaborate with community organizations, schools, and public health agencies to address oral health disparities and promote oral health equity.
  8. Dental Researcher: Conduct scientific research and clinical studies in dental science, oral biology, or dental technology, exploring new treatments, technologies, or preventive strategies to improve oral health outcomes and patient care. Dental researchers investigate dental diseases, biomaterials, oral microbiology, or dental technologies, publishing research findings and contributing to evidence-based practice and innovation in dentistry.
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