Faculty of Dental Sciences
University of Peradeniya
A dental auxiliary is any of the dentist's supporting team including dental assistants, dental therapists, dental hygienists and dental technicians. Their service is important to deliver quality modern dental treatment efficiently and effectively. To overcome the lack of trained dental auxiliaries in Sri Lanka, the Faculty of Dental Sciences established the Dental Auxiliary Training School (DATS) in the year 2000.
Currently, the Dental Auxiliary Training School conducts the Diploma in Dental Assisting and Higher Diploma in Dental Technology courses.