BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy
3 years full time, 25 UK/EU places available
For students starting the course in 2017 the full cost of the tuition fees will be covered by Health Education England. Funding is available for the full three years of study. Unfortunately, funding will not be available to anyone wanting to defer entry to 2018.
Students can also apply directly to the NHS Bursary Scheme, which is means tested. For more information, visit the NHS Business Services Authority website.
For students wishing to train as a dental hygienist and dental therapist, we offer the BSc (Hons) in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. Upon successful completion of the course and registration with the GDC, you will be qualified to practise as both a dental hygienist and dental therapist.
Since July 2002, dental hygienists and dental therapists have been able to work in all sectors of dentistry including community dental services, hospital services, defence medical services, Personal Dental Services (PDS) and general dental practice.
This course aims to train Dental Care Professionals (DCP) who can work within a team framework to provide safe, effective treatment within the remit of a dental hygienist and dental therapist, doing so in a professional and caring manner, and to recognise the importance and necessity of lifelong learning and professional development.
Dental hygienists and dental therapists perform important roles within the dental team in preventing and treating disease in addition to promoting health. They require many similar clinical skills to a dentist and perform many of the same clinical treatments. They will carry out courses of treatment for patients, usually following examination by a dentist.
Graduates will be able to demonstrate the core skills, knowledge and learning outcomes required by the GDC and be capable of fulfilling the role of a dental hygienist and dental therapist in many different clinical settings.
Upon graduation in addition to being a competent clinician you will be well prepared to embark on a future career whether as a clinician, educator or researcher.