Diploma in Dental Hygiene
On successful completion of this two year programme the dental hygiene graduates are able to provide preventative oral care to both children and adults including those with special needs. This includes treatments to prevent or control periodontal (gum) disease and dental decay, advice and counselling in relation to diet and lifestyle habits such as smoking, oral health promotion and oral health education to both individuals and groups of people.
Trinity College Dublin confers the diploma in Dental Hygiene that entitles the graduate to register as a dental hygienist on the Register of the Dental Council of Ireland (www.dentalcouncil.ie).
Dental Hygiene graduates who are EU citizens are entitled to register with the regulatory bodies of other countries in the European Union which fulfill the Sectoral Directives as they relate to the education and training of dental hygienists.
For further information please refer to our Dental School Website Diploma Dental Hygiene