This professionally accredited Diploma is for students wishing to become a dual qualified dental hygienist therapist.
When you pass this Diploma, you will be qualified to begin working as a dental hygienist therapist without need for any further study, putting you on track to a rewarding career.
As a dental hygienist therapist, you will help patients avoid and manage oral disease by promoting good oral health and providing treatments.
You will work independently on patients, in close liaison with a dental surgeon and under their direction.
Likely employers include general dental practices, community dental services, dental hospitals, the armed forces and industry.
(Subject to full University approval, from 2015, we expect to be offering this course as a three-year undergraduate degree. Please check back for further updates before applying.)
We are ranked in the top 5 UK universities for dentistry in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.
Dentistry at Newcastle achieved a 93% overall student satisfaction score in the 2013 National Student Survey, ranking us 7th in the UK.
This Diploma is professionally accredited by the General Dental Council, meaning it meets the standards set by the dental profession.
The Diploma covers the practical and theoretical aspects of dental hygiene and therapy required in a qualification to meet the General Dental Council’s requirements for professions complementary to dentistry.
If you successfully pass our Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy, you will be qualified to begin working as a dental hygienist therapist without the need for any further study.
Being a dental hygienist therapist is a rewarding career that helps people take care of their oral health and avoid disease.
Find out more in the Careers section.
You will be based in the School of Dental Sciences, which is in the same building as the Dental Hospital.
Together with the adjacent Medical School and Royal Victoria Infirmary teaching hospital, it forms one of the largest integrated teaching and hospital complexes in the country.
Subject to full University approval, from 2015, we expect to be offering this course as a three-year undergraduate degree.
Applications will be via UCAS in the usual method.
Please check back for further information in the coming months.