WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$342 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Medicine & Dentistry
Campus:Korle-Bu Campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Dentistry is a general term that is used to refer to the science and art of preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries and malformations of teeth, jaws and mouth. Dental Surgery focuses on the surgery and medical procedure that is performed to alter, modify or correct the teeth and jaw bones.

Dental Surgery is an interdisciplinary programme and it encompasses major specialty areas such as Orthodontics (straightening teeth by applying pressure to the teeth with braces or other appliance); Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (operations on the mouth, jaws, teeth, gums, neck and head); Periodontics (treating gums and bone supporting the teeth); Prosthodontics (replacing missing teeth with permanent or removable fixtures) and Oral Pathology (diagnosis for diseases that affect the mouth). Besides diagnosing and treating problems with teeth and tissues in the mouth, specialists in Dental Surgery also give advice and administer care to help prevent future problems.

Dental Surgery as a discipline and a profession is rapidly evolving. The increasing number of patients seeking specialised care and advances in technology are responsible for this trend. The materials and technologies currently available to dental surgeons to perform high quality clinical care are unprecedented in the history of the profession.

In recent times, there have been a wider variety of affordable dental implants resulting in orthodontic procedures that are becoming more affordable and more aesthetically pleasing. Dental treatment is also becoming more convenient, faster and comfortable; particularly for children.

At the end of the programme, students are expected to:
• Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the scientific foundations on which Dental Surgery is based together with the various relevant scientific methods and principles
• Have adequate knowledge of the development, structure and function of the teeth, mouth and jaws and associated structures, both in health and disease and their relationship and effect on general-state of the health of patient
• Demonstrate understanding of knowledge of clinical disciplines and methods, which provide a coherent picture of anomalies, lesions and diseases of the teeth, mouth and jaws, other related structures as well as preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of dentistry.
• Be able to diagnose and manage various common dental problems encountered in general dental practice.


Level 200 Semesters 3 & 4 and Level

Semesters 5 & 6: Refer SBAHS


First Clinical Year

Semester 7:
Oral Biology I

Semester 8:
• Coordinated Course II (Human
Disease II) :
• Specialty Rotations: Trauma/Orthodontics, ENT/

Second Clinical Year

Semester 9:
• Operative Technique and
Endodontics /Prosthetics
Dentistry I (Complete
Dentures)/ Local Anaesthesia
and Surgical Anatomy/
Community Dentistry/ Ethics
and Jurisprudence I/Oral
Pathology I/Oral Radiology I /
Oral Biology II
• Dental Material Science
II/ Dental Morphology II /
Behavioural Science II
• Biostatistics and Research
Methodology II /Introduction
to Clinical Dentistry II

Semester 10:

• Advance Operative Technique
& Endodontics Oral Diagnosis
• Local Anaesthesia and
Exodontia Restorative
Dentistry I
• Orthodontics & Pedodontics I/
Periodontics I
• Oral Pathology II /Oral
Radiology II
• Community Dentistry,
Ethics and Jurisprudence II/
Prosthetics Dentistry II (Partial

Third Clinical Year

Semester 11:

• Community Dentistry
• Oral Medicine and Dental
Therapeutics I
• Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery I
• Dental Practice Management
• Restorative Dentistry II
• Periodontics II
• Orthodontics & Pedodontics II

Semester 12:

• Oral Medicine and Dental
Therapeutics II
• Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery II
• Dental Practice Management
• Restorative Dentistry III
• Periodontics III
• Orthodontics & Pedodontics III

Admission Requirements

Short-listed applicants into programmes at the College of Health Sciences must pass an interview and/or entrance examination.

For Ghanaian Students:

Core:  Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in Chemistry and any two from Physics, Biology and Elective Mathematics

For International Students:

West Africa WASSCE:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics and a Science subject such as Agriculture, General Science or Health Science
Electives: Credit passes in Chemistry and two from Physics, Biology and Further Mathematics

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:

Three (3) of the following ‘A’ Level Subjects:
Chemistry and two from Physics, Biology and Mathematics
Where the other two subjects are Biology and Mathematics, candidate must have a pass in GCE  ‘O’ Level Physics.
Candidate must also have passes in GCE ‘O’ level English Language and Mathematics

International Baccalaureate:

  • Applicants must have at least Grade 5 in HL Chemistry and a HL grade and a SL grade in two of the following: Biology, Mathematics or Physics.
  • In addition, applicants must have at least grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics SL and at least grade C for the third science at the IGCSE or equivalent.
Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

Dentistry provides a rewarding and diverse career path and it is a health profession concerned with caring for people of all ages. Graduates could work in any of the following:
• General dentistry practice
• Specialty dentistry practice
• Public sector dental health
• Hospital dental clinics
• International health care
• Education
• Research and Industry
• School health
• Regulation
• Academia

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $342
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,885

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