For the sake of the profession, we shall win!


  • KC Makhubele




In this article, I reflect on the ineffectiveness of the HPCSA, focusing on their apparent absence to guide and serve the professions. I also report on the progression of the RVU, the SADA's submission on dental treatment under general anaesthetic for special-needs patients, the new terms for the Young Dentists Council (YDC), and that of the SADA National Council. HPCSA HAS FAILED DENTAL PRACTITIONERS. Since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020, when the HPCSA, like other organizations, had remote-working personnel, the Association and many of its members have asked, "Where has the HPCSA gone?" It now seems that not only are HPCSA employees working remotely, but they have also vanished. Members are dissatisfied that telephone lines are not answered, or when they do get through, they are placed on hold for an extended period before the call is disconnected; repeated e-mails are sent but not responded to, and restoring the names of practitioners are removed from the register is a losing battle. In utter exasperation, members seek aid from their organization, which encounters the same lack of service when acting on their behalf.


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Makhubele, K. . (2022). For the sake of the profession, we shall win!. South African Dental Journal, 77(04), 188–189. Retrieved from

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