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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).

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

Undergraduate Study

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

NHS bursary
Fees and funding office

How to apply

Application deadline
14th December 2014

What our students say

  • Dental Hygiene Student
    “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

Related Courses

Dental Therapy