School of Dental Science
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Dental Hygiene - TR802
This two-year course is based in the Dublin Dental University Hospital at Trinity. It has academic, project-based and clinical components which are carried out in the Dublin Dental University Hospital, Health Services Executive and general hospital settings. Emphasis is on health promotion projects, evidence-based learning, and clinical practice. You will be integrated with undergraduate dental science students and dental nursing students for some elements of the programme.
Dental Nursing - TR801
This course gives you the skills and practical competence needed to work in a dental surgery. You will learn about the day-to-day running of a dental practice and acquire the qualifications for entry to the Dental Council Voluntary Register of Dental Nurses.
In the second year of the programme, the students will have the opportunity to work with various dental clinicians in a wide variety of disciplines. Clinical experiences will be gained within the DDUH environment, external institutions and private practices.
If you have an interest in working as part of a dental team in the delivery of oral healthcare and have a caring and understanding disposition, this may be the course for you.
Dental Science - TR052
The curriculum is delivered in a problem-based learning (PBL) format, which aims to provide you with the skills to continuously evaluate and update your knowledge and clinical practice through your professional career.
From second year onwards, you will provide patient care in the clinic under the strict supervision of qualified dental staff. The course is long (five years) and intense, requiring stamina and commitment.
Dental Technology - TR803
The main aim of the course is to educate and train students to become part of the dental team for the planning, designing and fabrication of intra-oral appliances. Dental Technology is divided into four main areas – fixed prosthodontics, complete denture technology, removable denture technology and orthodontic technology. The course is very much hands-on right from the start.
In the Junior Sophister (third) year, students are assigned to the production laboratory for experience in providing a service to patients. There is the opportunity for students to be placed in external laboratories and there is a possibility of Erasmus exchange in this year too.