Diploma in Dentistry

Best 16 Diplomas in Dentistry 2017

Dentistry

A diploma is a certificate that a student gets once they complete a course of study. This is typically an undergraduate program, but can also be pursued by professionals looking to gain more specific knowledge. A diploma often takes less than a year to complete.

What is a diploma in dentistry? A diploma in dentistry focuses on a specific feature relating to dentistry. It can focus on restorative dental treatments, endodontics, oral surgery, periodontology or a number of other educational areas. No matter the focus, this course gives students the technical knowledge needed to succeed as a professional in dentistry. This type of program requires students to conduct research, participate in clinical practice and attend lectures. While some diplomas can be pursued without a prior degree, a diploma in dentistry requires that you have already graduated with or are currently pursuing a Bachelor of Dental Surgery or a related degree.

This type of study is beneficial because it can give a professional a specialization. It allows students to focus on a specific aspect of dentistry for their career, which usually translates to higher pay and better working conditions.

Obtaining a diploma in dentistry can cost a lot, but the cost will vary. It all depends on the country, the school you want to attend and how you want to attend classes, so always contact schools for specific information.

Once you have a diploma in dentistry, you will likely work in health care related to the mouth. The career you have will depend on the specialization that you took. You can either be a practicing dentist or focus on doing research. If you decide to practice, you can work in restorative dentistry, pediatric dentistry, oral medicine, prosthodontics or one of the many other specialties available.

Choosing the school to attend will depend on where your program is available. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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P.Grad.Dip. in Special Care Dentistry

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Part time 18 months September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Postgraduate Diploma course provides training in clinical special care dentistry to enable dentists to deliver primary care both safely and independently to this patient group. In addition, it aims to deliver a comprehensive education in the theoretical principles of special care dentistry and develop an ability to critically analyze professional literature. The course leads to the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Special Care Dentistry (P.Grad.Dip. in Special Care Dentistry)... [+]

Diplomas in Dentistry. P.Grad.Dip. in Special Care Dentistry The Postgraduate Diploma course provides training in clinical special care dentistry to enable dentists to deliver primary care both safely and independently to this patient group. In addition, it aims to deliver a comprehensive education in the theoretical principles of special care dentistry and develop an ability to critically analyze professional literature. The course leads to the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Special Care Dentistry (P.Grad.Dip. in Special Care Dentistry). The curriculum is designed to enable postgraduate students, including dental practitioners who work in general dental practice as well as community and hospital dental services, to achieve the intended learning outcomes of the course. The course consists of seven core (compulsory) modules as follows: Biological Sciences of Relevance to Special Care Dentistry; Concepts of Health, Impairment, Functioning and Disability; Concepts of Oral Health, Impairment and Disability; Clinical Special Care Dentistry; Oral Healthcare Planning and Oral Health Promotion for Individuals and Groups; Professional Literature Appraisal; Legislation, Ethics and Clinical Governance. In addition to the course of study and examinations, students must present an essay-based project on barriers to care, and a related presentation, a dissertation, clinical competencies and case presentations as well as submitting a project on service delivery models. Students must also submit a portfolio including a reflective logbook of all cases seen as part of the course as well as selected cases from their own independent practice demonstrating application of knowledge and practical skills obtained through this course. Satisfactory attendance at all aspects of the course is compulsory. A Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Special Care Dentistry is awarded on passing all components of the course. The Diploma will be unclassified but a Distinction will be awarded if a combined mark of at least 70% is obtained across all modules. Admission Requirements Practitioners must hold a Bachelors Degree in Dental Science or its equivalent of at least two years and be eligible to register with the Dental Council of Ireland. Students have a responsibility to have valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from a certified body for the duration of the course. Furthermore, students must possess their own professional indemnity insurance and present evidence of satisfactory seroconversion against Hepatitis B virus and a recent negative hepatitis C antibody test. Applicants will also be required to undergo Garda (Police) vetting. All applicants must upload a separate statement (no more than 300 words in length) stating why they wish to undertake the Diploma. [-]

Dentistry

Medicine Hat College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Canada Medicine Hat Brooks + 1 more

Dentists play an important role in the field of healthcare, and a career as a dentist offers rewarding opportunities and great income potential. You can start your dentistry studies at Medicine Hat College, and then apply to transfer to the University of Alberta, or the University of Saskatchewan. [+]

Dentists play an important role in the field of healthcare, and a career as a dentist offers rewarding opportunities and great income potential. You can start your dentistry studies at Medicine Hat College, and then apply to transfer to the University of Alberta, or the University of Saskatchewan. Dentistry is the treatment and care of the teeth and associated oral structures. Dentistry is mainly concerned with tooth decay, disease of the supportive structures, such as the gums, and faulty positioning of the teeth. Like medicine and surgery, it is practiced in specialized fields: oral surgery, orthodontics (corrective dentistry), periodontics (diseases of the gums), prosthodontics (partial or total tooth replacement), endodontics (treatment of dental pulp chamber and canals), and pedodontics (dental problems of children). You can begin your studies in dentistry at Medicine Hat College and then apply to transfer to the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry or the University of Saskatchewan, Faculty of Dentistry to complete your studies. Admission to the University of Alberta Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program, or the University of Saskatchewan Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM) requires the successful completion of a minimum of 60 credits (20 courses), of which 30 credits (10 courses) must be taken during one Fall/Winter term (September to April inclusive). Entry into both programs is very competitive. If you are entering pre-professional studies in dentistry, you should have an alternate plan in place. We recommend that you meet with an academic advisor from Medicine Hat College and from the university you plan to attend regarding admission requirements and course selections. Navigating a transfer can be very complex, and course selection is very important to ensure you meet the admission requirements of the institution you wish to apply to. Career Opportunities Dentists may pursue a career in: Private Practice Research Practice Specializations Teacher/Professor Admission Requirements High School (Alberta High School Courses or equivalents with a minimum 60% average in the required courses) ELA 30-1 Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1 Biology 30 Chemistry 30 Physics 30 Mature Student The following are minimum admission requirements. Please see an advisor for additional course-specific pre-requisites. ELA 30-1 Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1 Biology 30 Chemistry 30 Physics 30 [-]

Dental Hygiene

Medicine Hat College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Canada Medicine Hat Brooks + 1 more

Dental hygienists have strong employment and earning opportunities throughout Canada, and the field is expected to continue growing over the next decade. Focusing on preventative care, dental hygienists play an important role in the health care field. They perform tasks such as dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, administering x-rays, and much more. [+]

Diplomas in Dentistry. Dental hygienists have strong employment and earning opportunities throughout Canada, and the field is expected to continue growing over the next decade. Focusing on preventative care, dental hygienists play an important role in the health care field. They perform tasks such as dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, administering x-rays, and much more. You are able to begin your studies in dental hygiene at Medicine Hat College and then apply to transfer to the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry to complete your bachelor degree. The minimum requirement for admission to the Dental Hygiene diploma program is the satisfactory completion of 30 transferable credits (ten courses), of which a minimum of 24 credits (eight courses) must be taken during one Fall/Winter academic year (September to April inclusive). A minimum overall GPA of 2.7 is required to be considered for admission, however, does not guarantee acceptance to the Dental Hygiene diploma program at the University of Alberta. As part of the admission process, competitive applicants will be interviewed by an admissions team to determine if they possess the personal qualities necessary for the profession. The Dental Hygiene diploma program at the University of Alberta is a quota program and all applicants are in open competition for any given year. Applications for admission are accepted between July 1 and November 1 prior to the year admission is sought. Please note that limited spaces are available for out-of-province applicants. Career Opportunities Private Dental Practices Research Health Care Institutions Health Promotion Agencies Admission Requirements High School ELA 30-1 Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1 Biology 30 Chemistry 30 One additional 30-level academic subject Mature Student ELA 30-1 Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1 Biology 30 Chemistry 30 [-]

Certificate in Dental Assistant

Northwest Suburban College
Campus Full time 24 weeks September 2017 USA Rolling Meadows

The Dental Assistant Program is 24-week, seven-course program designed for a comprehensive coverage of dental assistant theory and practice in all aspects of clinical and administrative responsibilities. [+]

The Dental Assistant Program is 24-week, seven-course program designed for a comprehensive coverage of dental assistant theory and practice in all aspects of clinical and administrative responsibilities. Students will explore areas such dental sciences including microbiology and cranial anatomy, dental radiography, laboratory procedures including constructing casts, operative dentistry, orthodontics, and dental health. Upon completion of the six courses at NWSC, students will gain hands-on experience during the externship at an affiliated dental facility. Occupational Objective: Graduates are trained to work as dental assistants and may find work in dental offices, clinics, or other dental facilities. Program Objectives: Upon completion of the program, the student should be able to: Work under the direct supervision of a practicing dentist and qualify for the title of Dental Assistant, performing all tasks required in a dental office. Demonstrate knowledge of the standards of care chairside assisting; proper use of dental instruments; and in exposing, processing, and monitoring radiographs. Demonstrate knowledge of disinfection, sterilization, infection control, handling and disposing of hazardous materials and sharps; mixing techniques of laboratory materials, tray setups, and assistance in chairside restorative procedures. Demonstrate the use of instruments and sequential procedures of orthodontic treatments. [-]

Diploma/MSc Primary Dental Care Postgraduate

University of Kent, Centre for Professional Practice
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

This programme is designed for primary care dental professionals wishing to develop their personal and professional skills in order to engage more effectively in meeting the changing needs [+]

Diplomas in Dentistry. This programme is designed for primary care dental professionals wishing to develop their personal and professional skills in order to engage more effectively in meeting the changing needs of a modern dental care service. The programme provides you with the opportunity to assess and raise the standards of patient care through workplace-based learning; to critically review outcomes of care delivered through informed research and audit and to enhance skills in clinical and non-clinical disciplines. It also provides a quality standard to assist Primary Care Trusts wishing to contract with dentists for special interest services. With guidance and support from the NHS Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex teaching staff, you consider the nature of your role in the practice, and are assessed on the underpinning theory behind your clinical and non-clinical work. By analysing your skills and knowledge in this way, you are able to increase your professional contribution to the practice, and ultimately, to your patients. The programme provides transferable credits to the NHS Health Education KSS Career Pathway, the career development framework that leads to the Fellowship of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners UK (FFGDP). Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HE KSS Deanery) HE KSS Deanery has collaborated in the University of Kent's Centre for Professional Practice in the development of this programme, which provides a pathway following on from the Postgraduate Certificate for Foundation Dentists. HE KSS Deanery meets the health needs of the public across Kent, Surrey and Sussex by developing the people, skills and competencies necessary to deliver the health service of the future. The Deanery’s responsibilities include the commission of high-quality education and development and leading innovation in all areas of its operation. The Centre for Professional Practice (CPP) The Centre for Professional Practice is a trans-disciplinary academic department focused on flexible work-related learning within Higher Education. The Centre is founded on the belief that employers can benefit from the University of Kent’s academic and research excellence, quality teaching, design and development activities to create positive change and to forge new knowledge within their organisation. We work with a wide range of external partners and employers to create distinct and original work-based and work-related developmental and educational solutions, which respond to the unique workforce challenges experienced by employees and organisations across the region and beyond. The Centre’s programmes are designed to enhance career progression and foster intellectual and professional development and practice. For more information please contact the Centre for Professional Practice, University of Kent, T: 01634 88 8929 , E: cppmedway@kent.ac.uk, Web: www.kent.ac.uk/cpp [-]

Diploma Dental Assisting

CDI College
Campus Full time 45 weeks September 2017 Canada Surrey Burnaby + 1 more

The Dental Assisting program at CDI College trains students for careers in the dental industry. During the 45-week program, students will learn about dental care, pharmacology, oral pathology, and dental radiography. [+]

Dental Assisting Diploma Program

 

The Dental Assisting program at CDI College trains students for careers in the dental industry. During the 45-week program, students will learn about dental care, pharmacology, oral pathology, and dental radiography.

 

The Dental Assisting program will also help prepare students to prepare patients for treatment, assist dentists during treatment, perform infection control procedures, maintain patient records, and other office duties.

 

This diploma program trains graduates to become useful members of any dental office team. Students who are looking to upgrade their skills can also take the Expanded Training in Orthodontics program.... [-]


Dental Hygiene

College Boreal
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Canada Sudbury

In this program, the student develops the ability to evaluate the oral health of clients and interpret clinical results. Students learn to develop, in collaboration with clients, a dental health plan. The prevention, screening, and control of oral and dentals diseases are an integral part of the hygienist's work. [+]

Diplomas in Dentistry. This program is taught in French, click here for the French Translation of the program The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). Enrolment in this program is limited. In this program, the student develops the ability to evaluate the oral health of clients and interpret clinical results. Students learn to develop, in collaboration with clients, a dental health plan. The prevention, screening, and control of oral and dentals diseases are an integral part of the hygienist's work. The dental hygienist is responsible for delivering quality care and services, whether they are preventative, educational or therapeutic, within his or her scope of practice. The graduates of this program are prepared to practice the profession confidently with an interprofessional health care team. Students of this program experience internal and external clinical experiences and participate in a number of interprofessional activities in collaboration with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Graduates must sit for the national certification examination required to practice the profession. This national examination is offered by the National Dental Hygiene Certification Bureau (www.ndhcb.ca). Graduates are also required to register with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (www.cdho.org). Admission requirements: Ontario high school diploma or its equivalent from another province, or mature student status 2 French credits (at least 1 mandatory group course): grade 11 or 12, pre-college or pre-university 1 biology credit: grade 11 or 12, pre-college or pre-university 1 English credit: grade 11 or 12, pre-college or pre-university 1 chemistry or physics credit: grade 11 or 12, pre-college or pre-university 50% passing grade for all mandatory courses Other requirements: BEFORE October 15: First aid certificate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR Level C * Standard first aid certificate by a recognized organisation Current immunizations (including two 2-step tuberculin test, Hepatitis B and Flu Vaccines) Criminal record check with vulnerable sector check (to be provided annually before the beginning of clinical placements) Valid WHMIS certificate *First aid and CPR courses are offered several times throughout the college session by the Adult and Continuing Education Service of Collège Boréal. Work environment (type of employer): Dentist's office Personal dental hygiene services firm Public health services Makers/ distributors of dental supplies Teaching Possibility of a bachelor's degree or other title: Many universities recognize the postsecondary credits of Collège Boréal. Each university has its own admission criteria. After your college studies, the university of your choice will examine your credits in order to establish appropriate equivalence. Note: It is essential to be able to communicate orally and in writing in both French and English during clinical internships. Furthermore, most specialized Health Sciences textbooks are only available in English. The Collège favours the use of French textbooks appropriate to the study program wherever possible. An existing certificate in Dental Care is an important asset The student must actively recruit clients for the clinical component of this program, with the support of Collège Boréal The passing grade in all speciality courses is 70 %. This program is part of the “Consortium national de formation en santé au Collège Boréal” project and is made possible with the financial support of Health Canada. Semester 1 FRA1005 ~ Français I BIO1016 ~ Anatomie et physiologie I ENG1010 ~ Pre English – Professional Communication HYD1000 ~ Anatomie dentaire et bucco-faciale HYD1001 ~ Pratique préclinique I HYD1003 ~ Radiologie bucco-dentaire I HYD1004 ~ Microbiologie HYD1005 ~ Histologie et embryologie Semester 2 BIO1013 ~ Anatomie et physiologie II HYD1006 ~ Matériaux dentaires I HYD1007 ~ Promotion de la santé bucco-dentaire HYD1008 ~ Pratique préclinique II HYD1010 ~ Radiologie bucco-dentaire II HYD1011 ~ Fondements professionnels I HYD1015 ~ Pharmacologie I - HYDG HDE1041 ~ Fondements professionnels et parodontaux Semester 3 HYD1012 ~ Matériaux dentaires HYD1013 ~ Initiation à la clientèle HYD1014 ~ Parodontologie I HYD1015 Pharmacologie I ~ HYDG HYD1016 ~ Fondements professionnels II HYD1017 ~ Santé et nutrition HYD1034 ~ Médecine buccale HYD1035 ~ Physiopathologie Semester 4 HYD1018 ~ Statistiques et recherche HYD1019 ~ Prestation de soins à la clientèle I HYD1020 ~ Parodontologie II HYD1021 ~ Pharmacologie II - HYDG HYD1022 ~ Gestion adaptée à la clientèle HYD1023 ~ Santé communautaire I CHOIX ~ Formation générale au choix Semester 5 ENG1003 ~ English Communications I HYD1024 ~ Prestation de soins à la clientèle II HYD1025 ~ Santé communautaire II HYD1026 ~ Pratique fondée sur les données probantes HYD1027 ~ Entreprenariat HYD1028 ~ Fondements professionnels III Semester 6 HYD1029 ~ Pratique clinique consolidée HYD1030 ~ Consolidation des notions théoriques HYD1031 ~ Politique et défense des droits en santé HYD1032 ~ Orthodontie HYD1033 ~ Gestion d’une pratique en hygiène dentaire CHOIX ~ Formation générale au choix [-]

Hygiène dentaire

College Boreal
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Canada Sudbury

L'étudiante ou l'étudiant développe ses compétences à évaluer l'état de santé buccale du client et à interpréter les résultats cliniques. En collaboration avec le client, elle ou il élabore un plan de soins qui reflète les besoins de chaque individu. Par la suite, l'étudiante ou l'étudiant procède à prodiguer des interventions éducatives, préventives et thérapeutiques telles que prescrites dans son champ d'exercice. La finissante ou le finissant est outillée à prodiguer des soins de santé primaires de haute qualité avec confiance et professionnalisme au sein de l'équipe de santé. [+]

L'étudiante ou l'étudiant développe ses compétences à évaluer l'état de santé buccale du client et à interpréter les résultats cliniques. En collaboration avec le client, elle ou il élabore un plan de soins qui reflète les besoins de chaque individu. Par la suite, l'étudiante ou l'étudiant procède à prodiguer des interventions éducatives, préventives et thérapeutiques telles que prescrites dans son champ d'exercice. La finissante ou le finissant est outillée à prodiguer des soins de santé primaires de haute qualité avec confiance et professionnalisme au sein de l'équipe de santé. L’étudiante ou l’étudiant participe à des stages internes et externes dans divers milieux tels que la Clinique d’hygiène dentaire du Collège Boréal, des centres de santé communautaire francophones, des établissements de soins de longue durée et le service de santé publique. De plus, l'étudiante ou l'étudiant profite d'activités interdisciplinaires en collaboration avec l'École de médecine du nord Ontario. Suite à l’obtention de son diplôme, la candidate ou le candidat se présente à l’examen de certification nationale nécessaire à l’exercice de la profession. Cet examen est offert par le Bureau national de la certification en hygiène dentaire (www.ndhcb.ca). La candidate ou le candidat doit s’inscrire à l’Ordre des hygiénistes dentaires de l’Ontario afin d’obtenir l’autorisation d’exercer sa profession dans la province (voir www.cdho.org). Conditions d’admission : diplôme d’études secondaires de l’Ontario ou l’équivalent d’une autre province, ou le statut de candidate ou de candidat adulte 2 crédits de français (au moins 1 cours du groupe obligatoire) : 11e ou 12e année, filière précollégiale ou préuniversitaire 1 crédit de biologie : 11e ou 12e année, filière précollégiale ou préuniversitaire 1 crédit – English : 11e ou 12e année, filière précollégiale ou préuniversitaire 1 crédit de chimie ou physique : 11e ou 12e année, filière précollégiale ou préuniversitaire 50 % dans chacun des cours préalables Autres exigences : AVANT le 15 octobre certificat de secourisme général établi par un organisme reconnu* certificat de soins immédiats en réanimation cardiorespiratoire – niveau C*. Doit être renouvelé chaque année immunisations à jour (y compris un test de tuberculose à 2 étapes et le vaccin contre l’hépatite B et la grippe) un extrait du casier judiciaire incluant la vérification de l’aptitude à travailler auprès des personnes vulnérables. Ce document doit être remis annuellement avant le début des cliniques. Certificat SIMDUT à jour *Des cours de secourisme et de RCR sont offerts à plusieurs reprises durant l’année collégiale par le service de la Formation continue du Collège Boréal. Articulation : Les personnes diplômées de ce programme peuvent, à certaines conditions, poursuivre leurs études au niveau universitaire et recevoir des transferts de crédits pour leurs études collégiales. Notes : Il est essentiel de pouvoir communiquer en français et en anglais, à l’oral et à l’écrit, lors des stages cliniques. Certains des manuels de spécialisation en sciences de la santé ne sont disponibles qu’en anglais. Dans la mesure du possible, le Collège favorise l’utilisation des manuels en français qui sont appropriés dans le domaine d’études visé. L’étudiante ou l’étudiant collabore activement avec le Collège Boréal au recrutement des clientes et des clients pour la composante clinique de son programme. Les personnes diplômées du programme de Pré-sciences de la santé ayant obtenu une moyenne pondérée de 3,3 ou plus auront un statut privilégié à l’admission pour ce programme. La note de passage des cours de spécialisation est 70 %. Ce programme est un programme soutenu par le projet du Consortium national de formation en santé au Collège Boréal; un projet rendu possible grâce à une subvention de Santé Canada. Milieu de travail (type d’employeur) : cabinets dentaires généralistes ou spécialisés (c.-à-d. orthodontie, parodontologie, etc.) entreprises personnelles de services d’hygiène dentaire services de santé publique distributeurs de fournitures dentaires enseignement Étape 1 FRA1005 ~ Français I BIO1016 ~ Anatomie et physiologie I ENG1010 ~ Pre English – Professional Communication HYD1000 ~ Anatomie dentaire et bucco-faciale HYD1001 ~ Pratique préclinique I HYD1003 ~ Radiologie bucco-dentaire I HYD1004 ~ Microbiologie HYD1005 ~ Histologie et embryologie Étape 2 BIO1013 ~ Anatomie et physiologie II HYD1006 ~ Matériaux dentaires I HYD1007 ~ Promotion de la santé bucco-dentaire HYD1008 ~ Pratique préclinique II HYD1010 ~ Radiologie bucco-dentaire II HYD1011 ~ Fondements professionnels I HYD1015 ~ Pharmacologie I - HYDG Étape 3 HYD1012 ~ Matériaux dentaires HYD1013 ~ Initiation à la clientèle HYD1014 ~ Parodontologie I HYD1015 ~ Pharmacologie I - HYDG HYD1016 ~ Fondements professionnels II HYD1017 ~ Santé et nutrition HYD1034 ~ Médecine buccale HYD1035 ~ Physiopathologie Étape 4 HYD1018 ~ Statistiques et recherche HYD1019 ~ Prestation de soins à la clientèle I HYD1020 ~ Parodontologie II HYD1021 ~ Pharmacologie II - HYDG HYD1022 ~ Gestion adaptée à la clientèle HYD1023 ~ Santé communautaire I CHOIX ~ Formation générale au choix Étape 5 ENG1003 ~ English Communications I HYD1024 ~ Prestation de soins à la clientèle II HYD1025 ~ Santé communautaire II HYD1026 ~ Pratique fondée sur les données probantes HYD1027 ~ Entreprenariat HYD1028 ~ Fondements professionnels III Étape 6 HYD1029 ~ Pratique clinique consolidée HYD1030 ~ Consolidation des notions théoriques HYD1031 ~ Politique et défense des droits en santé HYD1032 ~ Orthodontie HYD1033 ~ Gestion d’une pratique en hygiène dentaire CHOIX ~ Formation générale au choix [-]

Dental Hygiene Program

Hillsborough Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Tampa

The Dental Hygiene Program leads to an Associate in Science Degree.This program prepares students with both the clinical skills and classroom knowledge to successfully pass the National Dental Hygiene Board and the State Of Florida Dental Hygiene Board examinations. [+]

Diplomas in Dentistry. The Dental Hygiene Program leads to an Associate in Science Degree.This program prepares students with both the clinical skills and classroom knowledge to successfully pass the National Dental Hygiene Board and the State Of Florida Dental Hygiene Board examinations. Both of these are required for licensure in the state of Florida. A Dental Hygienist is a vital member of the dental team.They provide non-surgical periodontal therapy that includes scaling and root planning, adult and child prophylaxis, placement of dental sealants, exposure and processing radiographs, and individualized patient education. The Dental Hygienist must maintain the license by completing 24 continuing education credits every two years, as well as maintenance of their CPR certification. The dental hygiene curriculum includes five consecutive semesters of courses and requires a time commitment of 35-40 hours weekly. Students will also complete their certification in expanded duties that are permitted by Florida Statute Title XXXII for dental auxiliaries. Licensed Dental Hygienists also have the opportunity to join the American Dental Hygienists' Association. As a member of the association the dental hygienist can continue to grow as a professional. The program is offered at the Dale Mabry Campus only. Associate in Science in Dental Hygiene Degree- 88 Credit Hours Prerequisite Courses The following prerequisite courses will be required of all Dental Hygiene applicants: Freshman English I - ENC 1101 Human Anatomy & Physiology I - BSC 2085 Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab - BSC 2085L Human Anatomy & Physiology II - BSC 2086 Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab - BSC 2086L College Algebra- MAC 1105 OR Liberal Arts Math I-MGF 1106 Microbiology & Human Disease - MCB 2000 Microbiology Lab - MCB 2000L Chemistry for Health Sciences - CHM 1032 Chemistry for Health Sciences Lab - CHM 1032L Fundamentals of Human Nutrition, Introduction to Sociology and General Psychology, Public Speaking and any Humanities Course are additional general education requirements. These courses are required for graduation and may be taken while enrolled in the program, however, it is recommended that they be completed in advance HCC Health Science Programs do not maintain waiting lists for students hoping to gain entry, rather, candidates are ranked according to their prerequisite GPA. Selections are based on the number of available seats and this GPA ranking. General Education Requirements The following course must be taken in the fall or spring of the students first year: HUN 2201 Fundementals/ Human Nutrition 3 credits Additional required general education courses may be taken in advance or after admission to the dental hygiene program and must be completed with a grade of C or higher prior to graduation. PSY 2012 General Psychology3 credits SPC 1600 Public Speaking 3 credits SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits Any Elective Course from Humanities Area 3 credits Total Credits 12 Accreditation The program in Dental Hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted accreditation status of approval without reporting. [-]

Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing Course

South London Academy
Campus Part time 18 - 24  August 2017 United Kingdom London

The Dentistry market in the UK has seen significant growth over recent years. The Dentistry industry in the UK valued according to LaingBuisson in the fourth edition of Dentistry UK Market Report, at £5.8bn in 2013/2014, with £3.62bn (63%) of this spent by government and patients on NHS dentistry, and £2.2bn generated from private dentistry (37%). Recent regulations in this industry have made the course more crucial than ever. [+]

The Dentistry market in the UK has seen significant growth over recent years. The Dentistry industry in the UK valued according to LaingBuisson in the fourth edition of Dentistry UK Market Report, at £5.8bn in 2013/2014, with £3.62bn (63%) of this spent by government and patients on NHS dentistry, and £2.2bn generated from private dentistry (37%). Recent regulations in this industry have made the course more crucial than ever. Dental nurses are essential across the dental industry. They contribute significantly to the care of patients undergoing dental treatment and are vital members of the dental team. They act as a chaperone and the second appropriate person in the dental surgery. There are varied job roles once you are qualified to working in a dental training, dental hospital or community dental services. South London Academy has the City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma Dental Nursing that would suit anyone who would like to pursue a career in dental nurse. South London Academy has three intakes a year and you will be on the course between 18 to 24 months this will depend on how quickly you progress with your qualification. You can study from 9.00 to 4.00 and classes run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Who is the course for? If you want to train to become a qualified dental nurse and are able to attend the academy one day a week and also to be able to work in a dental training in a placement for a minimum of 15 hours then this course is for you. You will need to sit a test before enrolling Course Structure: The qualification consists of 15 compulsory units and 4 synoptic multiple choice exams and the whole qualification is worth 48 credits. Students of dental nurse course can progress through the qualification by completing each of the units by completing a portfolio of evidence and using various methods of evidence to complete this, observations, workbooks, assignments, professional discussions, reflective accounts and witness testimonies. Students of dental nurse course will achieve this by attending college to receive the knowledge required for each unit and being assessed by the academy’s assessor in their workplace. The core topics that you will cover for the qualification is Health and safety, Cross infection, the roles and responsibilities of the dental nurse, preparing and maintain the clinical environment, assessment of the patient’s oral health, radiography, prevention of dental diseases, provision of prostheses, oral surgery, provide information to patients on protection of their oral health. Course Objectives: Our dental nurse course is designed to get all students to achieve their City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing so that you can work as a qualified dental nurse and complete your General Dental Council (GDC) Registration and continue on your dental career path way. Certificates: You will receive 5 certificates for the qualification 4 for the examinations and three for the whole qualification. Additional Facilities: Access to the Library for all course related books Access to the Computer Lab Class excursions to the Dental Museums Recognised Basic Life Training and valid certificate How to Apply: Please read the Application Procedure and accept terms and condition Complete the Application Form Send copy of your passport (and ID card if EU) and other relevant documents to admissions@southlondonacademy.org.uk [-]

Diploma in Restorative Dentistry

The Royal College of Surgeons, Faculty of General Dental Practice
Campus Part time 24 days August 2017 United Kingdom London

Are you a general dental practitioner looking to enhance your restorative dental skills and deliver a recognised standard in restorative dentistry in primary dental care? [+]

Diplomas in Dentistry. Why choose this course? Are you a general dental practitioner looking to enhance your restorative dental skills and deliver a recognised standard in restorative dentistry in primary dental care? Our two-year restorative dentistry course will ensure that you are fully equipped to offer the highest standards of restorative dentistry to your dental patients. A Diploma in Restorative Dentistry from the FGDP(UK) is a highly regarded addition to your list of academic achievements. Successful completion of the course will publicly demonstrate your commitment to your patient’s safety and best interests. Previous students have been able to offer a range of additional patient services post course, including: Accepting restorative referrals Complex endodontics Implant rehabilitation Occlue reorganisation Thermal oburation of root canals Splint therapy This is by no means an exhaustive list. The Diploma in Restorative Dentistry will give you an opportunity to broaden your services in a way to suit you and your practice. Application criteria To be eligible, you will need to: Hold current registration with the UK General Dental Council or equivalent in another country. Have been qualified for at least two years. Be practising in an appropriate environment where there is sufficient demand for restorative dentistry, so that you have access to a broad range of restorative cases, sufficient to meet the needs of the qualification. Hold indemnity or insurance cover at an appropriate level. Be trained and competent in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) prior to the clinical component, with documentary evidence of this. Have a high level of competence in listening, reading, speaking and writing in English. Provide the required evidence of your qualifications. Pay the fees as set out in the financial agreement. Have an email address and internet access. If you are coming to study from abroad you should feel confident in your proficiency in the English language at a level suitable for a postgraduate medical subject as delineated here: http://www.uefap.com/assess/ielts/ielts.htm Be confident the care you offer patients will be safe and predictable. How are participants selected? Applications are sent to a selection panel where they are scored against the following criteria: Minimum 2 years’ experience post-graduation. Evidence of postgraduate education and any diplomas awarded. Evidence of directed CPD in restorative dentistry. Evidence of training in enhanced practical skills/hospital post in restorative dentistry. Referral profile both to and from. Practice Quality Assurance (CQC) Healthcare provider etc… Publication/ involvement in training. Quotes and recommendations "Very relevant to everyday practice; good to have lecturers who have been on the course and are in general practice." "If you wish to think more deeply / roundly / widely about the dentistry you practice and be able to justify what you do against the current evidence base, then do this course!" "Very refreshing to have speakers with some controversial ideas as this really got me thinking." "Perio could not have been any more dynaminc and exciting." "Clinical relevance was excellent. You managed to pack a lot into the course." [-]

Diploma in Dental Assisting

Provo College
Campus Full time 10 months September 2017 USA Provo

If you want to work in a professional healthcare environment and would like to help patients receive quality dental care, Provo College’s Dental Assisting Program may be perfect for you. Provo College will give you the Dental Assisting courses that will help you embark on your career with confidence. You’ll get the training you need to enter the field of Dental Assisting in as little as ten months... [+]

If you want to work in a professional healthcare environment and would like to help patients receive quality dental care, Provo College’s Dental Assisting Program may be perfect for you. Provo College will give you the Dental Assisting courses that will help you embark on your career with confidence. You’ll get the training you need to enter the field of Dental Assisting in as little as ten months. Just how in-demand are people with Dental Assisting Degrees? The Utah Occupational Long-Term Projections forecast that dental assistants will be among the fastest growing careers through 2020, with a projected total job growth of 43% or 5,850 jobs (Utah Department of Workforce Services Occupational Projections, 2012). You can take our fast-paced Dental Assisting courses at our school in Layton, Utah and in Murray, Utah, just minutes away from Salt Lake City. To learn more about how to get a Dental Assisting Degree, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you. Program Overview Dental Assisting graduates are trained in: Clinical skills including operatory preparations, radiography certification, charting, and procedural setups Laboratory preparation of diagnostic casts, acrylic crowns and bridges, bleaching trays, and bite registrations Expanded functions such as polishing, sterilization, fluoride applications, and patient care Dental office management Job Titles for Dental Assisting Graduates: Chairside Dental Assistant Patient Coordinator Average program length: Diploma in Dental Assisting – 10 months [-]

Diploma in Dental Assisting

CDI College
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Calgary Edmonton

CDI College's Dental Assisting program provides hands-on training for students who want to pursue careers in the dental field. [+]

Diplomas in Dentistry. Diploma in Dental Assisting CDI College's Dental Assisting program provides hands-on training for students who want to pursue careers in the dental field. Topics covered in the program include oral facial science, dental materials, clinical dentistry, preventative dentistry and nutrition, prevention of disease transmission, oral pathology, and more. Students will develop a thorough understanding of dental theories as well as have the opportunity to practice them in field placements, becoming proficient in assisting all aspects of four-handed and six-handed dentistry. [-]

Diploma Dental Assistance

CDI College
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Montreal

The Dental Assistance program prepares the student to become a Dental Assistant [+]

The Dental Assistance program prepares the student to become a Dental Assistant in different private or public health care establishments and dental offices.

 

The program fosters the development of effective dental assistant practices as well as the development of organizational and communication skills. An important portion of the program is delivered in laboratory and in clinicals. 

 

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Diploma in Dental Technician

CDI College
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Surrey

Explore the fascinating world of dentistry with the Dental Technician program at CDI College. Covering a range of topics including dentures, orthodontics, bridges and crowns [+]

Diplomas in Dentistry. Explore the fascinating world of dentistry with the Dental Technician program at CDI College. Covering a range of topics including dentures, orthodontics, bridges and crowns, the Dental Technician program will prepare you for work in dental laboratories, dental manufacturers, dental suppliers and other dental settings. Gain the knowledge and skills you need to work in this exciting field at CDI College! [-]