Hygiene & Therapy

January 2019

Dental hygienists and therapists are highly skilled professionals who are able to work in all divisions of dentistry. These Dental Care Professionals (DCPs) require impeccable communication skills combined with a sympathetic and caring nature. Their role combines education, prevention and clinical treatment.

The Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy provided by King’s College NHS Trust (KCH) is a full time course taking two and a half year to complete (Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm - inclusive). During the course students are based at the King’s College site - Denmark Hill, St Thomas’ Hospital (Westminster) and various community clinics. Our current intake for this course is 30 students per annum, commencing in January.

The KCH School of Dental Hygiene & Therapy prides itself in its high quality teaching in all aspects of the required training from academic to clinical training. The dual course has been running successfully since 2006 and originally commenced as a university affiliated course. However, since 2008 the external examining body has been the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Our aim is to produce caring, knowledgeable, competent and skillful graduates, who are able to accept professional responsibility for their contribution to the effective and safe care of patients. These individuals will appreciate the need for continuing professional development and apply advances in relevant knowledge throughout their career.

The programme is constantly under review such that aspects could be subject to change. The course follows the guidelines set by the General Dental Council - Preparing for Practice.

To express an interest for the next Hygiene and Therapy course, please email kings.dht@nhs.net

Contact Details

School of Dental Hygiene & Therapy
3rd Floor Dental Extension, Dental Institute
Caldecot Road, SE5 9RS
Email: kings.dht@nhs.net

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