Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) | UWC

APS Required

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Duration

3 year(s)

Type

Bachelor's Degree

Delivery

Full-time

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Requirements

  • Minimum 33 UWC APS
  • English: Code 4 (Home or First Additional Language)
  • Any other language: Code 3 (Home or First Additional)
  • Maths Code 3 or Maths Literacy Code 4
  • Life Sciences Code 4

Career Prospects

  1. Dental Hygienist: Provide preventive dental care services to patients, including dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, and oral hygiene education, to promote oral health and prevent dental diseases such as tooth decay and gum disease. Dental hygienists also perform dental assessments, take X-rays, apply sealants, and provide nutritional counseling to support patients’ oral health and well-being.
  2. Dental Therapist: Perform routine dental procedures and treatments, such as fillings, extractions, and simple restorations, under the supervision of a dentist, to address dental problems and maintain oral health. Dental therapists also provide preventive services, oral health education, and community outreach programs to improve access to dental care and promote oral health awareness.
  3. Community Oral Health Practitioner: Work in public health agencies, community health centers, or non-profit organizations to deliver oral health promotion programs, preventive services, and dental care initiatives to underserved populations or marginalized communities. Community oral health practitioners collaborate with community partners, schools, and government agencies to address oral health disparities and improve oral health outcomes for vulnerable populations.
  4. Oral Health Educator: Educate individuals and communities about oral hygiene practices, dietary habits, and lifestyle behaviors that promote oral health and prevent dental diseases. Oral health educators develop and implement oral health education programs, workshops, and materials, delivering presentations, demonstrations, and interactive activities to raise awareness and empower people to take control of their oral health.
  5. Public Health Dental Hygienist: Work in public health agencies, government organizations, or community health programs to assess community oral health needs, plan oral health initiatives, and implement population-based interventions to improve oral health outcomes. Public health dental hygienists conduct dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications, and oral health assessments in schools, nursing homes, or community centers, and advocate for policies and programs that promote oral health equity.
  6. Research Assistant: Support research projects and studies in dental science, oral biology, or public health dentistry, assisting researchers in data collection, analysis, and interpretation to advance knowledge and evidence-based practices in oral health care. Research assistants participate in literature reviews, data collection procedures, laboratory experiments, and manuscript preparation under the guidance of senior researchers or principal investigators.
  7. Academic Lecturer: Teach and instruct students in dental schools, universities, or vocational training programs, providing education and training in oral health sciences, dental hygiene, and preventive dental care. Academic lecturers develop curriculum, deliver lectures, facilitate clinical training sessions, and assess student performance, preparing future oral health professionals for careers in dental practice, research, and education.
  8. Dental Practice Manager: Manage the administrative and operational aspects of dental practices or dental clinics, overseeing patient scheduling, billing, record-keeping, staff supervision, and facility management to ensure smooth and efficient practice operations. Dental practice managers handle business affairs, regulatory compliance, and patient relations, while supporting dental professionals in delivering high-quality care and services to patients.
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