801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2020
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2019
201+
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Tees Valley, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS1 3BX, United Kingdom

Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy - Teesside University

**This course is closed for September 2019 entry.** **Summary**: This dual qualification is regarded as the emerging future of dental care, now incorporating Direct Access (see GDC website) with a holistic approach to treating and preventing the two most common dental diseases – periodontal disease and dental caries. **Course details**: The dental hygienist and dental therapist provides all types of preventive and non-surgical periodontal treatment and a variety of restorative and caries preventive treatments to adults and children, working with precision instruments and using technique-specific materials. As a competent, accountable, problem-solving and evidence-based practitioner, you need excellent manual dexterity and communication skills to meet the high expectations and demands of the modern dental practice. You need to be able to effectively communicate with the public and other healthcare providers at all levels. As with all healthcare professionals the public place a high level of expectation and trust in their dental hygienist and therapist and therefore to work in this sector it is essential that you are able to demonstrate the core values embedded within the NHS Constitution: working together for patients, respect and dignity, commitment to quality of care, compassion, improving lives and everyone counts. This course provides unique modules which facilitate research skills throughout the three-year duration. It also includes the teaching of leadership and management to prepare you for your future career. The course is designed to ensure you meet the standards and skills necessary to enable you to register with the General Dental Council and hold the title of dental hygienist and dental therapist. Find out more: www.gdc-uk.org, www.badt.org.uk or www.BSDHT.org.uk. Throughout the course, as part of the placement experience, you will be required to participate in a shift pattern rota or work weekends. **After the course**: On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the General Dental Council and to use the titles dental hygienist and dental therapist. Employment prospects are excellent; once registered, you will be eligible to work in general dental practice, private practice, hospital departments, community dental services, specialist practices, defence medical services, dental access centres and research.