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Oral health sciences

Train at Essex to work as an oral health professional.

Oral health sciences
Our FdSc course prepares you for a career as a dental hygienist and enables you to register with the General Dental Council.

At Essex we ensure that you are qualified and confident to practise once you graduate, and gain a holistic approach to patient care. You are taught by clinicians with extensive experience of real life day-to-day dentistry; our team have over 250 years of combined industry experience. Our BSc prepares you for a career as a dental therapist. This course is a one-year top-up, open to you as an existing registered dental hygienist.

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.  Find out more about the School of Health and Social Care here.
Why study here?
  • 99% of our School of Health and Social Care students are in professional employment or postgraduate study within six months of graduating from Essex (DHLE, 2016)
  • Learn clinical skills in our dedicated, state-of-the-art dental skills lab.
  • You're involved in the treatment of patients – right from the beginning of your course.

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.  Find out more about the School of Health and Social Care here.
Why study here?
  • Gain hands-on experience in our purpose-built dental skills labs and clinical patient care facilities.
  • Flexible study options to fit around the busy working lives of clinicians – make study part of your lifestyle.
  • Expand your knowledge, and reinforce and enhance the skills required for everyday clinical practice.
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