The Oral Health Services were previously offered in ward 36 of the then Ga-Rakuwa Hospital, now Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital.
Due to the high demands of the services by the community and the training needs of the students, the oral health services were relocated to the new Hospital (Medunsa Oral Health Centre) in 1986, except the Operating Theatre Department which was relocated in 1987.
The Medunsa Oral Health Centre is essentially a training institution linked to the school of Dentistry of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Limpopo.
It is a specialised Dental Hospital situated in the Northwest of Tshwane, in the premises of the University of Limpopo next to Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital.
The main purpose of the institution is to provide care and treatment to patients at all levels of care, train cadres of oral health (undergraduates: Dentists, oral Hygienists and Dental Therapists, including post-graduate students who specialise in various fields and undertake research that informs policy.
The institution participates in various community outreach programmes in order to sensitise the staff and University learners to issues related to the social determinants.
The institution renders Out Patient Services from Monday to Friday (07:00 – 16:00) and Saturdays (07:00 – 12:00) to accommodate emergency cases. The emergency cases which need oral health services after 16:00 during week days, are treated at the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital by the Maxillo Facial Surgeons on call.
Maxillo Facial Patients are admitted at the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital wards prior surgery (eight (8) beds reserved for males, females and children in ward 8, 4 and 18 respectively.
The different type of services rendered by the Medunsa Oral Health Centre include Maxillo Facial and Oral Surgery, Periodontology, Orthodontology, Prosthodontology, Operative Dentistry, Community Dentistry, Oral Hygiene, Oral Pathology Laboratory, ProsthodonticsLaboratory and Pharmacy.
- Periodontology and Oral Medicine
- Community Dentistry
- Maxillo Facial and Oral Surgery
- Operative Dentistry
TEL.NO.: (012) 521 4913
CEO: Prof OA Ayo-Yusuf
Deputy Director: Mr JR Ndlovu / (012) 521 4913/14
Clinical Manager: Dr SA Matjila
Nursing Manager: Ms MC Mashao