DUT dental technician students angry about ‘pointless’ qualification

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Dental technician graduates from the Durban University of Technology are angry about their course that is not accredited with the SA Dental Technicians Council.
Dental technician graduates from the Durban University of Technology are angry about their course that is not accredited with the SA Dental Technicians Council.

Some students who studied dental technology at the Durban University of Technology are being denied registration to the South African Dental Technicians Council despite having graduated.

What has been a more than year-long dispute between the university, students and the SADTC has resulted in six students being left in limbo.

In 2019, the N.Dip: Dental Technology final-year class received a mixed bag of results — they were told on the one hand that they had passed according to DUT’s standards, but had failed according to SADTC standards.

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