For key module dates, view the 2023-24 Module Calendar (.docx)
Increasingly, the skills of dental therapists are being acknowledged as a valuable part of the skill mix structure for the delivery of oral health care in the UK.
Whilst many dental care professionals possess a joint dental hygiene and dental therapy qualification, some do not have the opportunity to practise the skills of a dental therapist in their workplace.
This module enables you to consolidate your existing dental therapy skills to a level of contemporary competence and develop your knowledge so that it is consistent with that of a practising dental therapist. The module will provide you with the expertise to practice with confidence, compassion and professionalism.
The module is taught 1 day per week over 20 weeks within one of the specially designed university dental skills laboratories.
The Academic Dental Clinic where the module is based is located on Bromley Road, Colchester, CO4 3JE.
After this module you will:
- appreciate and be competent at the clinical skills required of a dental therapist working in contemporary dental practice in the UK
- have a critical understanding of current UK policy in relation to dental therapy practice
- be able to critically reflect upon your own strengths and weaknesses.