Diploma in Dental Hygiene

This undergraduate programme is intended for students wishing to develop their theoretical knowledge and practical clinical experience in dental hygiene.

The Hygiene Diploma Course is a full-time programme completed over two years (45 academic weeks per year, 8.45 am to 5.00 pm Monday – Friday).

Undergraduate study

Dental hygienists are a vital part of every dental team, providing primary dental care including:

  • Giving Oral health advice
  • Debriding teeth
  • Using dental local anaesthesia
  • Applying topical medicaments
  • Taking dental x-rays
  • Applying fissure sealants

NHS bursary

You may be eligible for an NHS bursary as well as student loans to cover living costs.

The supportive and enthusiastic staff really help to make this challenging course rewarding and enjoyable.

Stephanie Wright, DCP student

Career prospects

Dental hygienists go on to work in:

  • General Dental Practices
  • Research positions
  • Health promotion roles
  • Lecture posts
  • Positions overseas
  • Specialist Practices e.g. periodontal, orthodontic, oncology, community

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