King’s new undergraduate course: Dental Therapy & Hygiene BSc
The Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences has announced the launch of a new undergraduate course – Dental Therapy & Hygiene BSc, which is now open for UK/EU applications for September 2020 entry.
A spokesperson explained: “The new course combines the latest thinking in dental education with early clinical experience. Taught by internationally-renowned staff, students are exposed to a rich breadth of skills and knowledge in a diverse clinical environment.”
The course is designed to integrate with the undergraduate Dentistry BDS programme, offering students the opportunity of co-training, and preparing them for employment as a GDC registered professional and a key member of the dental practice team.
Said Professor Kim Piper, Dean for Education: “The faculty are delighted in Sept 2020 to welcome therapy and hygiene students together with dental students onto new innovative curriculum’s which will allow us to educate the dental team of the future to improve global oral health.”
The new BSc replaces the long-established Diploma run by King’s College Hospital and will be taught by many of the same experienced staff.