Bristol Dental Hospital has a long and established history of training programmes in both dental hygiene and dental therapy. BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy provides an exciting opportunity to study alongside undergraduate students on the BDS Dentistry course. This three year degree comprises integrated and compulsory units of academic teaching, clinical skills and practice and dissertation. Year one provides essential preclinical teaching and training, as well as an introduction to personal and professional development and patient contact on the Periodontal Clinic. In year two you will commence preclinical training in restorative techniques for adult patients together with the dental undergraduate students. In your final term you will begin restorative treatment of adult patients at the Dental Hospital. In your final year you will begin preclinical training in paediatric dentistry alongside continued clinical development, treating adult restorative and periodontal patients. You will be placed predominantly in community-based teaching clinics, treating a wide range of patients with a variety of needs, working towards a holistic approach of patient management. You will complete an individual research project in an area of dentistry relevant to your role as a hygienist/therapist as well as completing your final modules in order to gain the BSc in Dental Hygiene and Therapy. Launched in 2019, this course has been accepted provisionally for accreditation by the General Dental Council. It is undergoing the normal process for full approval. This course is funded by the NHS and therefore, we cannot accept applications from applicants liable for international fees.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Work experience is required, please see the Admissions statement: bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2023/dental-hygiene/bsc-dental-hygiene-and-therapy/
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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University of Bristol
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Course contact detailsVisit our course page
0117 394 1649