Roles in detistry includes dentist, dental nurses, dental therapists, dental hygienists and dental technicians/technologists. There are also opportunities to progress into more specialist roles such as an orthodontic therapist.
There are three stages to the training, but you’ll need to start by going to university to do an approved degree in dentistry.
Current students on approved degrees in dentistry can receive some financial help from the NHS. You can find out more about financial help available from the NHS on the NHS Business Service Authority’s website.
Tackling oral health in children across Greater Manchester
The Greater Manchester Dental Local Professional Network’s Baby teeth DO matter campaign to encourage oral hygiene routine in under-fives, has led to better quality, more easily accessed preventive primary dental care.
Oral health improvement teams, local school nurses and safeguarding teams are working together as part of the ‘buddy practice’ scheme, currently operating in one Greater Manchester locality. This has increased access, identified unmet need and delivered signifantly improved outcomes for a number of vulnerable children.