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The University of Pretoria, Faculty of Health science, School of Dentistry in partnership with the Transnet Foundation


The University of Pretoria, Faculty of Health science, School of Dentistry in partnership with the Transnet Foundation have committed itself to allocate dental and oral hygiene students to the Transnet Phelophepa Health care train on a fortnight bases for a period of five months. Currently the first group of students joined the train on 31st March 2014 and they returned on the 12th April 2014. The next group of students will soon follow.

The University of Pretoria, Faculty of Health science, School of Dentistry in partnership with the Transnet Foundation have committed itself to allocate dental and oral hygiene students to the Transnet Phelophepa Health care train on a fortnight bases for a period of five months. Currently the first group of students joined the train on 31st March 2014 and they returned on the 12th April 2014. The next group of students will soon follow. This is part of their training in partial fulfilment to their clinical requirements in the module Community Dentistry. This also affords students a unique opportunity to be amongst people in the rural areas, to live amongst them, to observe different trends of oral health diseases and to manage such.

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