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Dental therapy and dental hygiene programmes and qualifications

​Below are details of qualifications leading to registration with the GDC as a dental therapist and/or a dental hygienist, and the schools that offer these qualifications.

Registering with the GDC

If you wish to register with us, please check your qualification is listed below. If it is, you can then apply for registration. If you hold a qualification not listed below, please our list of historic qualifications or contact us.

If you have qualified outside the UK, please check your route to registration.

Inspection reports

Under the details for each school are links to the most recent GDC inspection reports for each programme. Please note that the first report for a programme will not be published until the year the first cohort graduates, or later if an ongoing sufficiency decision cannot be given at that point. At the end of each report are observations received from the school on the contents of the report and any requirements and recommendations made by the GDC.

 
Bachelor in Dental and Oral Sciences (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.
School of Dental Hygiene and Therapy
 
 
School for Dental Care Professionals
 
 
Diploma in Dental Hygiene
 
Diploma in Dental Therapy - conversion course for qualified dental hygienists
 
School of Dentistry
 
 
Diploma in Dental Hygiene
 
​School of Dental Hygiene & Dental Therapy
 
 
​Dental Institute
 
 
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy
 
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.

Recent inspection DHT -King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust programme report plus observations 2016

​School of Dental Sciences
 
 

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

Bachelor of Science; Oral and Dental Health Sciences

Recent inspection DHT - Newcastle University Dental Hospital examination report plus observations 2008

​Barts and the London Centre for Dental Care
 
 

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.
 
 
BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and 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.

​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)
 
​Leeds Dental Institute
 
 

Graduate Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

Recent inspection DHT - University of Leeds inspection plus observations 2017

​The School of Dentistry
 
 
​Dental Academy
 
 
BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene
 
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.
 
​The School of Clinical Dentistry