Edinburgh Dental Institute

Dental care by student hygienist-therapist

Free dental care by student hygienist-therapists

What does a Dental Hygienist-Therapists do?

Dental Hygienist-Therapist provides the following treatment for adult patients:

  • Disease prevention and oral hygiene advice
  • Scale and polish (gum treatment) and
  • Routine fillings

 There are some clinical treatments which the students are not able to provide; namely: root canal treatment, extraction of permanent (adult) teeth, dentures, veneers, crowns, bridges, whitening, orthodontics and dental implants.

Patients must not be registered with a local dentist and must require treatment that that is appropriate for the students' stage of training. 


Download and read the patient information leaflet for futher details, please read this before filling in the online form below.

Register interest

If you would like to be considered for treatment with the undergraduate students please complete and submit the online form below.  Please take time to read patient information leaflet which outlines the process for self-referral.

EDI online dental referral



This service is not affiliated with NHS Lothian specialist referral services within Edinburgh DentaI Institute