Train at Essex to work as an oral health professional.
Whether you are an aspiring dental hygienist, or looking to progress to becoming a dental therapist, we have a course for you.
At Essex we ensure that you are qualified and confident to practise once you graduate, and gain a holistic approach to patient care.
We have two undergraduate courses on offer:
If you are passionate about something, you should make the most of every opportunity that comes your way. I'm trying to do things that push me out of my comfort zone and make me the best that I can be. I've volunteered with the dental team at Crisis at Christmas. Many of us take good oral health for granted and witnessing individuals who are genuinely in need without the resources available to them to have dental/healthcare whenever they need is incredibly humbling.
Oral health is evolving at an exciting pace.
Under the proposed new dental contract, dental practices that can evidence enhanced skills in advanced care are likely to be commissioned to provide specialised services such as periodontology. Whether you’re a Dentist or a Hygienist/Dental Therapist looking to top up your skills set, we have a course to suit you.
When you choose to study with us, you'll gain more than just a qualification. You'll be part of our learning community, and we've got plenty to offer. Check out our facilities, and find out more about the School of Health and Social Care.
The MSc course was the best step I could have taken for my career development. Whilst undertaking the course, little eureka moments of applying my new knowledge in the clinical sessions made me realise how far I have come.
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Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.
The teaching and assessment methods listed on each course page show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.