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Dental Hygiene and Therapy

Dental Hygiene and Therapy

A degree in this field prepares you to work as either a dental hygienist or a dental therapist.

Dental hygienists work with children and adults, showing them how to look after their teeth and gums.
Dental Therapists complete much of the straightforward work previously done by dentists.

Digging deeper into subject interests can help you in a number of ways:

  • Confirm whether this is (or isn't) something you would be interested in enough to want to study it at university either as the focus of your degree or a minor/elective

  • Give you some inspiration to use when creating your questions and topics for IA's (coursework) and your Extended Essay

  • Provide you with content for your university application writing in the future, enabling you to reflect on the things you've been doing to explore your interests in a way that is academically relevant to the course or institution you are applying for.

Useful Resources

How do I apply to Medical, Dental or Veterinary Courses
Blog | Website
This blog provides you with some useful information on applying to Medical, Dental or Veterinary Courses. Some of the topics discussed include: how to get into universities, how to get into medicine, dentistry or veterinary science, alternatives if you don't reach the required grades, entry requirements, preparation for the BMAT and UKAT tests, and things to consider before applying.
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Research from the University of Bristol
Journal Articles | Website
Explore cutting edge research from the different faculties and departments from the University of Bristol, including free access to their published journal articles.
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Online Course
Coursera is an online platform for distance learning. They have a range of free courses delivered by universities. Search in this section to find courses of interest to you, often these are courses you can follow at your own pace.
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Online Course
The X Series courses on the EdX platform are free online courses delivered by universities and aimed at helping you explore areas of interest.
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Online Course
FutureLearn is a free online platform where universities from around the globe host FREE online courses you can undertake in your areas of interest. Browse courses by categories or use the search bar to find courses relevant to your interests
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BBC Inside heath podcast
Series that demystifies health issues, separating fact from fiction and bringing clarity to conflicting health advice.
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Bench to Bedside
An interactive video guide introducing you to different roles within healthcare including both practitioners and research scientists. This resource from King's College London takes you through the case study of one patient to explore how the different roles interact and support that patient.
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NHS: Find your health career
Take the health career quiz, explore the roles within healthcare and find out about the different routes into these professions
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Springpod Virtual Work Experience
Work Experience
Virtual work experience Opportunities across a range of companies and sectors. Most of them are free.
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WEXLibrary from Medic Family
Work Experience | Online Course
Online Courses from Your Medic Family, including Vet Mentor, Medic Mentor and Dental Mentor. Some have a fee but there are also free courses that are recordings of live broadcasted virtual work experience that took place during COVID
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