Edinburgh Dental Institute

BSc (Hons) in Oral Health Sciences

The BSc (Hons) in Oral Health Sciences leads to a qualification in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy.

The programme

Dental student examines patients teeth
The BSc (Hons) in Oral Health Sciences is the only four year Honours degree in Scotland.

The curriculum

3 Dental students use practice dental dummies
Reflective learning is essential throughout the programme, particularly in areas of clinical practice.

Teaching and assessment

Dental student uses practice dental dummy
The small number of students admitted to this course each year lends itself to a variety of teaching and assessment methods.

Fitness to Practise

Oral Health clinic
Professionalism and fitness to practise are important elements for hygienist-therapists.

Student support

4 students talking on the steps of McEwan Hall
Information on how we support students during their time at University.

What can I do with my degree?

dental students close up of hands working with practice dummy
Graduates are well-placed to explore the dental career which suits their own particular interest and ability.

BSc Oral Health Sciences staff

 Dental student with patient
Our BSc Oral Health Sciences team.

Data protection and patient confidentiality (secured)

For Staff and Students at University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian staff and students accurate and secure personal health information is an essential part of patient health care. All staff have an ethical and legal duty to keep patient information confidential.