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gumbi Acting Head of Department & Lecturer: Mr T L Gumbi
Tel: 031 373 2031

Bio: Mr Gumbi is a registered dental technologist. He studied at the Durban University of Technology where he obtained his B- tech in Dental Technology; he worked in commercial dental laboratories before joining the department of Dental Sciences in 2013. His research broadly focuses on Dental Technology in the higher education landscape. He also co – ordinates the WIL component of the programme and lectures Cobalt Chromium at 2nd 3rd and 4th year level.

Dr A Vahed Senior Lecturer: Dr A Vahed
Tel: 031 373 2848
Fax: 031 373 2044
Location: Ritson Campus
Qualification(s): DTech in Quality

Bio: Dr Anisa Vahed is a HELTASA TAU Fellow, awardee of the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, DENTASA Educator of the Year Award and the HELTASA/CHE Award in Teaching Excellence. She is a senior lecturer/dental technologist in the Department of Dental Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences at the Durban University of Technology. Her research interests include the undergraduate teaching-research nexus, metallographic structure of newly developed dental materials, and the teaching, learning and assessment through collaborative online international learning (COIL) projects along with discipline-specific games to enable students’ access to, and acquisition of, knowledge. Notably, she received DUTs Vice-Chancellor and Council’s awards in recognition of innovative excellence demonstrated through her COIL projects. She has delivered numerous papers, workshops and seminars on the above interests in a range of national and international settings. ORCID:

Courses Current Teaching: Dental Technology
Research Teaching and Supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate

Research & Innovative Focus: Teaching and Research project.
Collaborative Online International Learning.
eResearch Tracking System.

Ms N Dladla Junior Lecturer: Ms N Dladla
Tel: 031 373 3051

Mrs MP Zondi Lecturer: Mrs M P P Zondi
Tel: 031 373 2954

Bio: Mrs Zondi is a registered Dental Technologist. She obtained her M.Tech in Dental Technology at the Durban University of Technology. She is the first year co-ordinator. She lectures Dental Theory I, Dental Technology Theory III (Prosthetics), Applied Dental Technology I, Applied Dental Technology III (Prosthetics) and Oral anatomy. She is also involved in the organizing of the DUT Open day.

Wendy Allison Senior Technical Assistant: Ms Wendy Allison
Tel: 031 373 2850
Location: Block G
Campus: Ritson Campus
Qualification(s): B.Tech: Cost and Management Accounting

Bio:  Support the running of student Practical work and control of Dental materials and inventory

yonela Lecturer: Mrs Y Ngombane
Tel: 031 373 2051

Bio: Mrs Yonela Ngombane is a Lecturer in the Department of Dental Sciences. She is a registered dental technologist who has completed her MHSc degree in Dental Technology at DUT. She has four years of industry experience. She is a PHD: Health Sciences –Dentistry scholar (UKZN). Currently she is lecturing Applied Dental Technology II (Crown & Bridge), Applied Dental Technology III (Prosthetics), Dental Technology Theory II (Crown and Bridge), Dental Technology Theory III (Prosthetics) and Dental Technology IV Practical and Theory (Prosthetics).

Mr k Padayachee Technician: Mr K Padayachee
Tel: 031 373 2850

Bio: Mr Padayachee is Programme Coordinator and Lecturer in the Extended Curriculum Programme (Part-time). He is a Dental Technologist who has a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Dental Technology (DUT). He has 4 years industry experience where he specialized in removable prosthodontics and metalwork. He oversees the running of the ECP in Dental Technology. Mr. Padayachee lectures Introduction to Applied Dental Technology I and II, Computer Literacy and has lectured Dental Technology Theory II and Applied Dental Technology II in the past.

Dental Technology Administrative Staff

Mrs Rani Sukhu Secretary 031 373 2044
Mrs Kerusha Pillay Admin Assistant (Dental Assisting) 031 373 5356