Our students are helping transform the oral health of local communities. You'll help patients avoid and manage oral disease by promoting good oral health and providing treatments. This degree will provide you with the practical, theoretical and professional skills required for this role.
At Newcastle our work has worldwide impact and you'll be taught by some of the top academics and internationally renowned experts in their field.
This Oral and Dental Health Sciences (Dental Hygiene and Therapy) (Honours) programme from Newcastle University begins with a foundation in biomedical sciences, providing a basis for clinical work as the course progresses. You'll study advanced topics such as human disease, managing medical emergencies, and health promotion.
Successful graduates from our Oral and Dental Health Sciences degree – subject to registration with the GDC – are eligible to begin working as a dental hygienist therapist.
Areas where graduates have found employment include: general dental practice; industry; community dental services; hospital dental services; and the armed forces.
Being a dental hygienist therapist is a rewarding career that helps people take care of their oral health and avoid disease.
- evaluating the dental and medical history of patients and planning their care
- providing preventative oral care
- non-surgical management of periodontal (gum) disease
- managing plaque-related diseases
- extracting deciduous teeth and restoration of teeth
- taking impressions and radiographs
- the application to teeth and gums of certain medicaments such as fluoride and fissure sealants
- teaching of oral hygiene methods
- providing advice on diet and smoking cessation
- scaling and polishing
Please note: to practise in the UK, dental hygienist therapists are required to enter their names in the Register for Dental Hygienist Therapists, which is kept by the Registrar of the General Dental Council. There is a registration fee and annual retention fee for this registration.
- In Stage 1, you'll study basic biomedical sciences, providing a foundation for clinical work in later stages.
- Topics include: aetiology; physiology; pathology and presentation of oral disease; dental, oral, and craniofacial anatomy; behavioural science and communication; basic pharmacology; and dental materials science.
- You'll also cover study skills, evidence-based practice, critical appraisal of research, infection transmission and control, professionalism and ethics, health and safety, and medico-legal considerations. You'll begin to learn clinical skills during term 3, in a simulated clinical environment using manikins.
- 36 months
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DisciplinesDentistry Health Sciences View 49 other Bachelors in Dentistry in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- ABB including Biology and excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element.
- A minimum of 34 points in IB Diploma including Biology at Higher level grade 5 or above.
International40500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 40500 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
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