A professional clinical programme, accredited by the General Dental Council and leading to registration (practice rights) in the categories of Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? Team based clinical training in a primary care environment leading to professional registration (practice rights) with the General Dental Council. You will be supported by a diverse range of professional and academic staff with a wealth of experience and skills to meet your educational needs. Student satisfaction was 100% in 2016 (NSS) and graduate employability rates were at 100% in 2015 (DHLE). MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE UPDA is a modern, purpose built facility which has embraced technology and embedded it in both clinical and academic teaching practices. Digitised dental imaging and electronic patient management systems. Students are enabled to work within the wider dental team and are enabled to participate in multidisciplinary projects with allied health care professions. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for those with a passion for a career in a dental team and looking for insight into the scope and role of a DHDT. You must be interested in and adept at science and wanting to work with the public, applying knowledge to technical and practical work. Experience of work shadowing or work experience in the field is required. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED Gain clinical operative skills in the field of dental hygiene and dental therapy as well as the professional knowledge, team working skills and behaviours required. AFTER THE COURSE Graduates have gone on to provide dental therapy and dental hygiene care for patients in dental practices or community dental services, purchase and manage dental practices or gone on to postgraduate education.