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27 November 2019

Dental Therapy & Hygiene BSc: new undergraduate course

Launch of a new undergraduate course – Dental Therapy & Hygiene BSc.

Students in training
Students in training

The Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences is pleased to announce the launch of a new undergraduate course – Dental Therapy & Hygiene BSc, which is now open for UK/EU applications for September 2020 entry. 

Dental therapists and hygienists work to promote oral health and restore tooth function and carry out a significant amount of the primary care within general practice without the need for a referral from a dentist. 

From oral disease prevention strategies to direct restorations, they have the intellectual challenges of diagnostics and the technical challenges of treatment in this demanding and hugely rewarding field of healthcare. 

Our Dental Therapy & Hygiene BSc course combines the latest thinking in dental education with early clinical experience. Taught by internationally-renowned staff, students are exposed to a rich breadth of skills and knowledge in a diverse clinical environment. 

The course is designed to integrate with the undergraduate Dentistry BDS programme, offering students the opportunity of co-training, and preparing them for employment as a GDC registered professional and a key member of the dental practice team.

The new BSc is replacing the long-established and highly successful Diploma run by King’s College Hospital and will be taught by many of the same experienced staff.  


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The faculty are delighted in September 2020 to welcome therapy and hygiene students together with dental students on to new innovative curricula which enable us to educate the dental teams of the future to improve global oral health.

Professor Kim Piper, Dean for Education