Bachelor of Science in Dentistry

Top 4 BScs in Dentistry 2017

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After obtaining your high school diploma, you may be interested in attaining your bachelor’s degree. A Bachelor of Science degree will allow you take a variety of classes directly related to your field of study rather than taking classes that are unrelated to your major. BSc degrees are usually offered in fields such as mathematics and science.

What is a BSc in Dentistry? A BSc in Dentistry is adequate for those looking to work in the field of dentistry nationally or internationally. Because the field of study may require further education, students will be required to take many courses that will prepare them for the Dental Admissions Test. The length of the BSc in Dentistry program is usually four years. Students can expect coursework in the sciences and mathematics in areas including chemistry, biology, physics, and calculus.

One of the best parts about receiving a BSc in Dentistry is the expected job growth in the field. A BSc in Dentistry will also allow you to help people while gaining a competitive salary.

Costs for obtaining a BSc in Dentistry will depend upon your chosen institution and whether you attend school nationally, internationally or online. Be sure to find a program that not only fits the criteria you want but also is within your budget.

A Bachelor of Science in Dentistry can lead you into many career paths. With a postgraduate degree, you will be able to work as a dental hygienist, a laboratory technician, or a dental assistant. If you wish to become a practicing dentist, you must pass the Dental Admissions Test and be accepted into an accredited school of dentistry after obtaining your BSc.

Acquiring a BSc in Dentistry can lead you into a well-paying and rewarding profession. Search for your program below and contact directly the admissions office of the school of your choice by filing in the lead form.

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Allied health (pre-professional)

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

Pre-health programs: for you who want to help others live healthier and more fulfilling lives. [+]

BScs in Dentistry. Pre-health programs You want to help others live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Four-Year Pre-Health Care Programs: For these programs, you can earn an undergraduate degree here at our university, then apply to a professional/medical school, like the Health Sciences Center in New Orleans or in Shreveport, to continue your education. These pre-health care programs may be aligned with any academic major, provided that you take the prerequisite courses for admission to your intended graduate or professional school. Pre-Dentistry: help people maintain good health by performing exams and procedures to keep their teeth in optimal condition. Pre-Medicine: working as a doctor, you will have countless opportunities for specialization or can work as a general practitioner. Pre-Occupational Therapy: help people overcome physical and mental obstacles so that they can live achieve greater independence or tackle everyday situations. Pre-Physician Assistant: work side-by-side with a doctor to diagnose and treat illnesses, assist in surgeries, and counsel patients. Pre-Pharmacy: as a pharmacist, you will check medicines against possible negative interactions, coordinate with insurance companies, and counsel patients on proper dosage and potential side effects. Pre-Physical Therapy: work with patients who have impairments or disabilities to help them rehabilitate or manage physical limitations. Two-Year Pre-Health Care Programs: For these programs, you can complete your first two years of prerequisites here at our university and then transfer to a professional/medical school, like the Health Sciences Center in New Orleans or in Shreveport, to complete your undergraduate degree. These are pre-professional, non-degree programs. Cardiopulmonary Science: as a respiratory therapist, you will work to improve patients’ heart and/or lung functions. Dental Hygiene: clean and examine patients’ teeth and advise them on proper oral hygiene. Dental Lab Technician: working with a variety of materials, you will create prostheses like dentures, bridges, and crowns from teeth impressions to help alleviate patients’ dental issues. Pre-Medical Technology: in a clinical laboratory setting, you will conduct tests to diagnose and, therefore, help treat illnesses. Pre-Nursing: work on the frontlines of health care, often being the first point of contact for patients seeking treatment. [-]

BSc in Dental Hygiene and Therapy

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

This is an integrated programme, approved by the General Dental Council, leading to a qualification in dental hygiene and dental therapy. It is a collaborative programme funded via the Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust and validated by the University. [+]

Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists work closely with other members of the Dental team. They are able to carry out preventive and periodontal treatments for adults and children. They carry out a variety of treatments on a wide range of patients including fillings, radiographs and impressions. They may also extract deciduous teeth, undertake pulpotomies and place preformed crowns on children’s teeth. This is an integrated programme, approved by the General Dental Council, leading to a qualification in both Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. It is a collaborative programme which is delivered by the Birmingham School of Dental Hygiene and Therapy, which is part of the Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust. The funding is provided through the Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust and the BSc in Dental Hygiene and Therapy is validated by the University of Birmingham, via the collaborative agreement. You will be taught in our new Dental Hospital and School, which opened in April 2016, just a mile from the University's main campus in Edgbaston. As the first integrated, stand-alone dental hospital and dental school to be built in the UK for almost 40 years, the new £50 million hospital will provide world-class research facilities and a modern learning environment for more than 600 undergraduate and postgraduate students and trainees. First year In dental hygiene, clinical practice is a major component of the early part of the programme, preparing you for seeing your first patient in the second term in your first year. Professionalism is introduced in year one and is embedded in all teaching throughout the course. The Biomedical Sciences and Oral Health Promotion modules prepare you to study disease, patient management, and health education later on in the programme. You will begin to learn about law and ethics in dentistry and how to manage dental decay by restoring teeth on phantom heads in the laboratory. Second year Building on experience gained in the first year, you will be continuing to manage your own list of patients and gaining confidence and competence in clinical skills. You will learn applied pharmacology, general pathology and dental radiography, along with the specialities of paediatric dentistry and the management of periodontal diseases. In addition you will begin to restore teeth for patients on clinic. Third year In your final year, clinical placements (including outreach) prepare you for life after graduation. Integrated clinical practice combines the dental hygiene and therapy skills into holistic patient care. You will also undertake research and critical appraisal of published literature, relevant to your studies. Why study this course Birmingham School of Dental Hygiene and Therapy offers a fully integrated course which links underpinning theory to clinical practice at all levels. It is delivered in a large teaching hospital with opportunities to participate in primary, secondary and tertiary care of patients, and to train alongside other members of the dental team. The opportunity to undertake outreach clinical training in the second and third years of study facilitates the smooth transition from student to qualified professional working within the community. Tuition fees There are no academic fees payable by the student. Funding Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University or other sources. Entry requirements Number of A levels required: 3 Typical offer: ABB Required subjects and grades: A Level Biology at grade B or above; A GDC recognised Dental Nursing qualification may be submitted in lieu of one A Level subject. Minimum of six GCSEs at grade C to include English, Mathematics and a Biological subject/dual award science. General Studies: not accepted. BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma are not accepted. Other qualifications are considered – learn more about entry requirements. Additional information: Interviewees would be expected to be familiar with the role of the Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist within the dental team in the United Kingdom Satisfactory references, interview, health screening and criminal records searches are all part of the selection process. If the application is successful you will be asked to provide satisfactory evidence of non infectivity and immunisation against Hepatitis B. The School of Dental Hygiene & Therapy is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities for all, and welcomes applicants from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds Individuals are selected on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities. Birmingham School of Dental Hygiene & Therapy currently has no facility to offer places to overseas students from non-EU countries or students with overseas qualifications seeking shortened courses Selected applicants will be invited for interview. All successful applicants must produce satisfactory evidence of immunisation against Hepatitis B and evidence of non-infectivity for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C virus prior to confirmation of a place and becoming registered as a dental student. (The UK Government Department of Health now requires all potential undergraduate dental students to undergo additional health clearance before acceptance onto the course; additional health clearance stipulates that individuals must be non-infectious for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. For further information about these requirements, please see: Medical and Dental Students: Health clearance for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and Tuberculosis). Students will be required to complete a successful Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before admission to the programme. All students will be required to sign the subject-specific Fitness to Practise Code of Conduct on entry, details of which will be forwarded with an offer letter. Candidates are expected to show a range of skills including dexterity, communication and teamwork. Some work experience in dentistry, particularly shadowing a dental hygienist or dental therapist, is required before completing the UCAS form. Selection of students Candidates should demonstrate work observation/experience in Dental Hygiene and Therapy in the UK and evidence of good dexterity (for example, through playing a musical instrument, model-making, DIY work or art). All applicants who have been offered a place at Birmingham will be offered the opportunity to attend the department for a day of familiarisation with the programme. International students: Please note: This course is open to Home/EU students only. Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate competence in English by passing IELTS with a score of 7.0 or higher. International Baccalaureate Diploma: 6,5,5 at Higher Level (to include biology and preferably chemistry) with a minimum of 32 points overall. Depending on your chosen course of study, you may also be interested in one of our foundation pathways, which offer specially structured programmes for international students whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UK universities. [-]

Dental Technology - BSc (Hons)

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

With 100% overall student satisfaction in the 2013 National Student Survey, this course aims to produce dental technologists able to fabricate dental restorations, prostheses and appliances (such as unique, individually made crowns and bridges or orthodontic appliances) to a high standard of precision. [+]

BScs in Dentistry. With 100% overall student satisfaction in the 2013 National Student Survey, this course aims to produce dental technologists able to fabricate dental restorations, prostheses and appliances (such as unique, individually made crowns and bridges or orthodontic appliances) to a high standard of precision. The course also seeks to enlarge understanding of new and developing areas of dental technology and to enhance relationships within the Dental Team. This course is operated in close collaboration with the University of Wales Dental Hospital Trust, which will deliver, assess and be responsible for one third of the course. As a dental technology undergraduate you will work with trainee dentists and consultants in the second and third years of the course. Learning & Teaching​ An enquiring, questioning, curious approach to the topics which need to be understood and acquired for registration as a competent technologist will be developed. During your time on the course you will experience a number of teaching and learning methods. These will include lectures, seminars, practical sessions, team assignments and self and peer assessments. There will be some joint learning sessions with part time students, use of e-portfolios and extensive use of the virtual learning environment where lecture notes, videos of practical demonstrations, lecture delivery items and past papers can be accessed on line. You will also be assigned a personal tutor who will be available to discuss your academic progress and could refer you to other experts for other matters where necessary. There has been a long and established link with the Cardiff and Vale Health Board Dental School culminating in that institution providing a major contribution to this degree programme. Two semesters in the second and third years will be delivered and assessed at the Dental School, which is situated within easy walking distance from Cardiff Met, Llandaff. Students are thus able to gain valuable experience producing appliances, restorations and prostheses and see these items fitted to patients. Assessment Each module that you undertake is assessed. The nature of the assessment will vary according to the nature and purpose of the module. There are essentially five types of assessment used throughout the programme: - Written Formal Examinations (usually taken at the end of each semester); - Practical Assignments (usually students will complete technical exercises with help from lecturers through demonstrations, advice and practical support); - Timed Practical Examinations (where students will receive no practical assistance, but verbal guidance may be available during construction of pieces); Written Assignments (these are projects where students use the library/resources centre to compile and collate necessary information or follow a case study), and Oral Presentations (this requires presentation of a topic to the remainder of the group; peer assessment and comment may be used). Employability & Careers​ Our graduates have excellent career prospects. Dental technologists are employed in the NHS, commercial laboratories, private practices and dental schools. Within the Health Service there is a clear career structure ranging through Senior, Chief and Senior Chief Grades. Within the commercial sector, after some years of experience, it would be possible to become a commercial laboratory owner or manager. Employment schemes are also available to successful graduates, for a period of one or two years, at University Dental Schools within the region, providing excellent opportunities to specialise. The Cardiff and Bristol Dental Hospitals offer this to dental technology graduates. [-]

BSc in Dental Hygiene

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

We designed this plan to provide an extensive study of the theory and practice of dental hygiene. It is the only Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Program (BSDH) in Arizona. Oral health is an important part of total health and there is increased demand for dental hygiene services in public and private health settings. The program provides many opportunities for students to develop expertise in oral health education and clinical care for underserved populations in northern Arizona. [+]

We designed this plan to provide an extensive study of the theory and practice of dental hygiene. It is the only Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Program (BSDH) in Arizona. Oral health is an important part of total health and there is increased demand for dental hygiene services in public and private health settings. The program provides many opportunities for students to develop expertise in oral health education and clinical care for underserved populations in northern Arizona. This plan is nationally recognized by the American Dental Association. This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in Dental Hygiene? Professional dental hygienists with good people skills can make patients feel more comfortable and confident that they're getting the best care. If you like working closely with others and are interested in science, then a career in dental hygiene may be for you. The Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene is a four-year program that includes two years of prerequisite course work and two years of professional education. Practice in our 18-chair dental hygiene clinic and five-chair radiographic facility. Our program is fully accredited by the American Dental Association. You will graduate fully prepared to take regional and national board examinations. Note: If you want to major in Dental Hygiene, you must apply and be accepted to the Department of Dental Hygiene's program in addition to being admitted to the university. Less Career opportunities that might be pursued: Dental supply company Indian Health Service (IHS) Pharmaceutical company Private dental office With further education, one of these paths is possible: Dentistry Plastic Surgery Pathologist Surgeon University Requirements To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below. All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements. All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work. At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University. Campus Availability Flagstaff [-]