King’s College London has launched a new dental therapy and hygiene undergraduate course.

The faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences at King’s College London is now open for UK/EU applications for September 2020 entry.

This new course combines the latest thinking in dental education with early clinical experience.

Students will be trained to be safe beginner clinicians, prepare for registration and be more employable as a dental therapist.

The programme is studied over three years full-time.

It offers a spiralled modular curriculum using a variety of inspiring evidence-based teaching and assessment methods.

King’s College are hosting a special information session on 12 December 2019.

This will be for students who are considering applying for September 2020 entry.

Entrants will be able to learn about the course from the dean for education, director of undergraduate admissions and the course director.

There will also be the chance to tour the facilities and clinics at Guy’s Campus.

More details can be found here.

Co-training with BSc students

The programme has been designed to integrate with the undergraduate dentistry BDS course.

The course offers students the opportunity of co-training, and preparing them for employment as a GDC registered professional.

It establishes hygienists and therapists as key members of the dental practice team.

The new BSc is replacing the long-established and highly successful diploma run by King’s College Hospital.

Educating dental teams of the future

Professor Kim Piper, dean for education at King’s College gave her reaction.

‘The faculty are delighted in September 2020 to welcome therapy and hygiene students together with dental students on to new innovative curricula.

‘It will enable us to educate the dental teams of the future to improve global oral health.’