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Course summary

Bristol Dental School has a long and established history of training programmes in both dental hygiene and dental therapy. Based in our new state-of-the-art Dental School from autumn 2023, BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy students will have access to cutting-edge technology, experienced dental professionals in a purpose-built facility. This course provides an exciting opportunity to study alongside undergraduate students on the BDS Dentistry course. Launched in 2019, the BSc was accredited by the General Dental Council in June 2022. The Inspection Report highlighted: 'One of the strengths of this programme is the relationships between staff and students, and the open-door policy is valued by all students undertaking this programme.' The three-year degree comprises integrated and compulsory units of academic teaching, clinical skills and practice and dissertation. Year one provides you with essential preclinical teaching and training, in addition to your introduction to personal and professional development (PPD) and patient contact on the Periodontal Clinic. In year two term one you will complete operative techniques in restorative dentistry which is integrated with the dental undergraduate students (BDS) and start to treat adult restorative patients. In your final year you will have completed your preclinical training in paediatric dentistry alongside continued clinical development, treating adult and paediatric restorative and periodontal patients. You will work within a simulated clinical practice environment, 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 a BSc (Hons) in Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

This course is not accepting applications from international learners.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Work experience is required, please see the Admissions statement:

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £29300 Year 1
International £29300 Year 1

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Dental Hygiene and Therapy at University of Bristol - UCAS