Membership information +27 11 484 5288
Dentolegal advice +27 11 484 5288

Definitions

Southern Africa

SADA acts as the membership hub for Dental Protection in South Africa. Dentists in South Africa should apply for membership through SADA.

Clinical Activity

The practise of dentistry involving any direct contact with or treatment of patients.

Dento-alveolar procedures

Surgery involving the intra-oral tissues, teeth and tooth-carrying bones, ie, mandible and maxilla only, including:

  • Apicectomies
  • Exodontia (eg, wisdom teeth removal)
  • Dental cyst removal
  • Minor cyst removal 
  • Minor pre-prosthetic surgery.
  • Placement of dental implants (excluding sinus lifts or bone augmentation which involves the floor of the sinus, or extra-oral bone harvesting, all of which are regarded as maxillofacial procedures).
Elective treatment

Treatment arising from a non-urgent condition (or, if urgent, one which could not have been foreseen prior to entering Southern Africa) regardless of whether the consultation took place within or outside Southern Africa.

Non-residents

People who do not normally live in Southern Africa but who are visiting one of the Southern African countries for the purpose (but not necessarily the sole purpose) of seeking dental treatment.