Dental Therapy Course

Dental Therapy Course


The Dental Therapy Course is designed to provide those who are preparing for a career in orthodontics with professional skills and specialist knowledge to fast track their career. This introductory training program explores oral embryology, basic pathology and oral embryology in detail, with an in-depth look at periodontal diseases.

Throughout the course, you will learn how to maintain excellent oral health and understand the principles of good oral hygiene. You will also gain a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy of the mouth and dental development in children and adults.

On successful completion, you will have an excellent understanding of fundamental dental therapy practices, with all the relevant skills and knowledge to work in a wide range of professional settings, including the NHS.

Highlights of  The Dental Therapy Course

  • Earn a recognised qualification in Dental Therapy
  • Gain a broad understanding of oral embryology and the history of dental therapy
  • Learn about early tooth and dental tissue development in children and adults
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of the anatomy of the mouth
  • Explore a range of oral periodontal diseases and how the immune system fights them
  • Have solid knowledge of basic pathology in dentistry
  • Familiarise with common bacterial, viral and fungal infections 
  • Understand the key to excellent oral health and how to maintain good oral hygiene

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

Who is This Course for?

The Dental Therapy Course is for individuals who are studying for a career in orthodontics or dentistry, and wish to learn more about the role of a Dental Therapist. It is ideal for learners who are new to the industry and want to gain the relevant skills, knowledge and qualification to make their first steps into this sector. There are no specific entry requirements for this course, which can be studied on a part-time or full-time basis.

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Why study this course

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

The Dental Therapy Course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Career Path

On successful completion, learners will have a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of dental therapy, with the specialist knowledge and skills to propel their career forward.  Related professions in this industry include.

  • Dental Therapist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Orthodontic Therapist

Course Curriculum

Dental Therapy Course
Module 01: Oral Embryology 00:10:00
Module 02: Histology of Oral Tissues 00:20:00
Module 03: Normal Anatomy 00:20:00
Module 04: General Pathology 00:25:00
Module 05: Diagnosis and Classification of Periodontal Diseases 00:25:00
Module 06: Periodontal Diseases and Systemic Health 00:20:00
Module 07: Infectious Diseases 00:40:00
Module 08: Oral Health Education and Promotion 00:30:00
Module 09: Pharmacodynamics: Mechanisms of Drug Action 00:40:00
Module 10: Pediatric Oral Medicine 00:45:00
Module 11: Geriatric Oral Medicine 00:20:00
Module 12: Levels of Clinical Significance 00:15:00
Module 13: Prescribing Guidelines for Commonly Used Medications 00:15:00
Mock Final
Mock Exam – Dental Therapy Course 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Dental Therapy Course 00:20:00

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