MSc Dental Therapy

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    2 Years Full Time

Course Description

You develop into an independent practitioner working in the scope of practice of the dental therapist. You will be able to work autonomously and take professional responsibility for your own standards of practice.

Successful completion of this course will provide eligibility to apply to add dental therapy onto your General Dental Council Registration.

You undertake a journey of personal and professional development in a supportive, student-centred environment, learning through negotiation, shared responsibility and mutual respect, which mirrors the type of dental therapist/patient relationship we wish to encourage.

You gain deep theoretical knowledge and combine clinical skills to prepare you for the role of a dental therapist, and the wider multidisciplinary team in the promotion of health and prevention of disease.

On successful completion of the objective structured clinical examination gateway assessments, you will start treating adults, children and adolescents restoratively within your work-based learning placements.

Entry Requirements

You should be a dental hygienist registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) with an appropriate diploma or degree in dental hygiene. You should also have appropriate professional indemnity and an enhanced DBS to be employed within your role as a dental hygienist.

Work in a suitable clinical environment for 14 hours per week and have the support of your employer who will be required to provide suitable clinical patients and experience and validate workplace activities for your portfolio of experience.

Demonstration of a portfolio of CPD to include competence in local anaesthetic (infiltrations and inferior dental blocks), dental radiographs and dental impressions.

Any eligible international students meeting the above entry criteria will be expected to demonstrate an IELTS Score of 6.5 or equivalent at the time of application.

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Student Destinations

Dental therapists provide fillings for adults and children and extract and place preformed crowns on deciduous teeth. On adult patients, dental therapists can provide any dental work that does not extend to the nerve of a tooth. The dental therapist’s scope of practice makes them an essential support to dentists and a versatile and multi-skilled member of a dental team. After you complete this course, you’ll be able to add dental therapist onto your existing GDC registration

Module Details

Year 1 core modules
Advancing Professional Practice

Comprehensive Oral Health Care for Children and Adolescents?

Designing Research Projects

Enhancing Professionalism, Leadership and Service Improvement Skills for the Future Ready Practitioner

Extending Oral Health Practice for the Dental Professional

Year 2 core modules

Modules offered may vary.

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