This diploma is for students wishing to become a dual qualified dental hygienist therapist. As a hygienist therapist, you work independently on patients, in close liaison with the dental surgeon and under their direction.
A dental hygienist therapist helps patients avoid and manage oral disease by promoting good oral health and providing treatments, such as non-surgical management of periodontal (gum) disease and scaling and polishing.
Duties also include:
We are ranked in the top five 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.
Our Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy covers both the practical and theoretical aspects of dental hygiene and therapy for a qualification which meets the General Dental Council’s requirements for professions complementary to dentistry.
The course lasts for 27 months ending with final examinations in December. Attendance is expected daily from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday. As well as bank holidays and statutory holidays, the Dental School will be closed for nine weeks during the year. The course is very demanding and you must be prepared for sustained hard work and effort throughout the year.
You will undergo regular progress tests during the course. There are also two major examinations. Any candidate repeatedly failing to meet the expected standards may be asked to withdraw from the course.
Visit our Teaching and Learning pages to read about the outstanding learning experience available to you at Newcastle University.
You will learn in some of the most modern and best-equipped facilities in the country, including:
The School of Dental Sciences at Newcastle 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.
The School is home to almost 500 undergraduate students and a vibrant postgraduate community. It’s big but it’s far from impersonal with plenty of opportunities to get to know people across all years, helped by the activities of our student-led society Dentsoc.
Visit the School's website, where you can:
To apply for this course for September 2014 entry, please download our Dental Hygiene and Therapy Application Form.
Complete and return your application by 31 January 2014 by e-mail or post to:
Miss P Jack
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Training
Newcastle upon Tyne Dental Hospital
If you have any further questions about this course please contact:
telephone: +44 (0) 191 282 4679