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Dental Therapy & Hygiene BSc

UCAS code: A900

Dental students

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

Dental therapists and hygienists work to promote oral health and restore tooth function. From oral disease prevention strategies to direct restorations, you'll experience 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, you will be exposed to a rich breadth of skills and knowledge in a diverse clinical environment. The course is designed to integrate with the undergraduate BDS programme, offering students the opportunity of co-training. The benefits of inter-professional education complements the GDC's expectations in education of the future dental team.

Key benefits

  • Ranked 1st in the UK for Dentistry (QS rankings 2022), the skills and experience of King's graduates are highly valued by practice employers.
  • Co-train with Dentistry BDS students, learning from our highly experienced teaching staff.
  • Rich practical experience with the diverse patient populations of King's College Hospital.
  • Preparation for GDC registration and employment as a dental therapist/hygienist.
  • State-of-the-art simulated, clinical and technical facilities
  • Partnership with the world-famous hospitals: Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’ hospitals
Professor Kim Piper

We are delighted to welcome students onto new innovative curricula which will enable us to educate the dental team of the future to improve global oral health

Professor Kim Piper, Dean for Education, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences

Employability

The BSc (Hons) Dental Therapy & Hygiene programme embeds employability throughout teaching, learning and assessment which is critical to developing graduates that are ready to enter the healthcare workforce.   

Graduates have a breadth of career opportunities, from the more explicit, such as clinical service or academia, for example, in research and education in higher education institutions, through to the less well trodden.  These might include working in public health for government organisations, e.g. Public Health England and local authorities; regulation and quality assurance, e.g. working for the General Dental Council; or the third sector, e.g. the Oral Health Foundation; as well as private enterprise. 

 

Employability

The BSc (Hons) Dental Therapy & Hygiene programme embeds employability throughout teaching, learning and assessment which is critical to developing graduates that are ready to enter the healthcare workforce.   

Graduates have a breadth of career opportunities, from the more explicit, such as clinical service or academia, for example, in research and education in higher education institutions, through to the less well trodden.  These might include working in public health for government organisations, e.g. Public Health England and local authorities; regulation and quality assurance, e.g. working for the General Dental Council; or the third sector, e.g. the Oral Health Foundation; as well as private enterprise. 

 

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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