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The School offers an exciting opportunity to train for a diploma in dental hygiene and dental therapy (awarded by The Royal College of Surgeons of England) in the primary care setting – where the majority of dental hygienists and therapists work.

The aim of the course is to train competent professionals complementary to dentistry for primary care, by integrating the clinical and theoretical components of the training course. By combining the training of dental therapy with dental hygiene this gives greater flexibility, more career prospects and opportunities, and provides a better multi-skilled clinician for the future.

The training takes place in Manchester and Salford. Lectures‚ seminars and clinical skills training‚ using patient simulators‚ take place at St James’ House in Salford. When clinical skills have been developed‚ the training then moves to Health Centres throughout Greater Manchester‚ with clinical placements in clinics in the Community Dental Service, Personal Dental Practices and with the Oral Health Promotion and Education Teams. New students start in January each year‚ and the course runs for 27 months. Interviews are held in the August and September. For students who are employed within the dental profession‚ or within the NHS‚ a training salary is available.

As the course is funded by The Workforce Development Corporation there are no course fees to pay.

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