The following resources, professional and student profiles, provide a starting point for you to get a further insight into the career of a dental hygienist and therapist and studying dental hygiene and therapy at university. Don’t forget to actively engage with the resources you are accessing by keeping a record in your reflective diary.
NHS Health Careers
These NHS Health Careers sections gives an insight into the working life of a dental therapist and dental hygienist, their roles in the dental team and some real-life stories.
These National Careers sections provide information on how to become and what it takes to be a dental hygienist or therapist, as well as career path and progression.
The BSDHT provides information for applicants considering training to become a dental hygienist or therapist.
The BADT provides an overview of what Dental Therapists do and provides links to all of the educational institutions who provide training.
Take a look at our professional profiles to see what it is like being a Dental Hygienist and Therapist.