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Dental therapy and dental hygiene programmes and qualifications

Listed below are details of qualifications leading to registration with the GDC as a dental therapist and/or a dental hygienist and the providers offering these qualifications.

Registering with the GDC

If you wish to register with us, please check to ensure your qualification is listed below.

If you qualified several years ago and your specific qualification is not listed below, please our list of historic qualifications or contact the Registration team.

If you have qualified outside the UK, please check your route to registration. This includes qualifications awarded in the European Union, European Economic Area and all other primary qualifications awarded by an overseas institution.

If you have any queries, please contact the Registration team.

Latest inspection reports:

School of Dentistry
 
 
Diploma in Dental Hygiene
 
​School of Dental Hygiene & Dental Therapy
 
 

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

Eastman Dental Institute programme report 2017

​This programme is awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Dental Team Education Centre

 
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

​School of Dental Sciences
 
 

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

Bachelor of Science; Oral and Dental Health Sciences

Newcastle University programme report with observations 2018

​Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
 
 

BSc Oral Health

This programme has been provisionally accepted by the GDC Registrar. The decision as to the approval of a new programme for dental care professionals will not be made until the first cohort has completed their studies and examinations, or assessments, and the programme inspected by the GDC. The recommendations of the inspection panel must then be considered by the Registrar. Please contact the provider for further information about the programme.

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

Recent inspection DHT - Queen Mary University of London inspection report plus observations 2017

​School of Health and Social Care
 
 
 
Diploma in Dental Therapy
 
This programme has been provisionally accepted by the GDC Registrar. The decision as to the approval of a new programme for dental care professionals will not be made until the first cohort has completed their studies and examinations, or assessments, and the programme inspected by the GDC. The recommendations of the inspection panel must then be considered by the Registrar. Please contact the provider for further information about the programme.
 
Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry
 
 
Bristol Dental School
 
 
Diploma in Dental Hygiene
 
Diploma in Dental Therapy - conversion course for qualified dental hygienists
 

Recent inspection DHT - Bristol Dental School and Hospital programme and examination report 2018

BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Therapy

This programme has been provisionally accepted by the GDC Registrar. The GDC will carry out a full inspection of the programme and the final examination/assessment prior to the first cohort of students qualifying, before deciding on full approval. The recommendations of the inspection panel must then be considered by the Registrar. Please contact the provider for further information about the programme.

​School of Dentistry
 
 

BSc in Oral Health Sciences (Hygiene and Therapy)

The School have changed made significant changes to the curriculum and this affects those starting on this programme from Septemeber 2019.  For those students starting in 2019 this programme has been provisionally accepted by the GDC Registrar. The decision as to the approval of a new programme for dental care professionals will not be made until the first cohort has completed their studies and examinations, or assessments, and the programme inspected by the GDC. The recommendations of the inspection panel must then be considered by the Registrar. Please contact the provider for further information about the programme.

Recent re-inspection report plus observations DHT - University of Dundee 2018

​Department of Health and Human Sciences
 
 

Foundation Degree in Oral Health Science (Hygiene)

Recent inspection DHT - University of Essex report 2018 

 
​School of Dentistry
 
 

Graduate Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

Recent inspection DHT - University of Leeds inspection plus observations 2017

BSc (Hons) in Dental Hygiene & Therapy

This programme has received short-term approval for those students who were awarded the BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy at the examination board on 18 June 2020.

A decision on approval of the programme for future cohorts will follow after the inspection of final summative assessments and examination board meeting. That part of the inspection will be completed in 2021 when the next Year Three cohort undertake their final assessments.

 

Combined Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

Recent inspection DHT - University of Liverpool report  plus observation 2006

Dental Therapy BSc (Hons)

This programme has been provisionally accepted by the GDC Registrar. The decision as to the approval of a new programme for dental care professionals will not be made until the first cohort has completed their studies and examinations, or assessments, and the programme inspected by the GDC. The recommendations of the panel must then be considered by the Registrar. Please contact the provider for further information about the programme.

​The School of Dentistry
 
 
​Dental Academy
 
  

BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

Recent inspection DHT - University of Portsmouth inspection plus observations 2015

Dental Hygiene BSc (Hons)
 
This programme has been provisionally accepted by the GDC registrar. The decision as to the approval of a new programme for dental care professionals will not be made until the first cohort has completed their students and examinations, or assessments, and the programme inspected by the GDC. The recommendations of the inspection panel must then be considered by the registrar. Please contact the provider for further information about the programme.

 

Dental Therapy BSc (Hons)

This programme has been provisionally accepted by the GDC Registrar. The decision as to the approval of a new programme for dental care professionals will not be made until the first cohort has completed their studies and examinations, or assessments, and the programme inspected by the GDC. The recommendations of the panel must then be considered by the Registrar. Please contact the provider for further information about the programme.

​The School of Clinical Dentistry
 
 
BSc in Oral Health Sciences (Hygiene and Therapy)

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Recent inspection DHT - University of the Highlands and Islands programme and examination report plus observations 2011

BSc Oral Health Science Therapy

This programme has been provisionally accepted by the GDC Registrar. The decision regarding approval of a new programme for dental care professionals will not be made until the first cohort has completed their studies and examinations, or assessments and the programme inspected by the GDC. The recommendations of the panel must then be considered by the Registrar. Please contact the provider for further information about the programme.