Does a career in dental hygiene get your heart racing? We know the feeling. If you want to take your career in dental hygiene to the next level, our bachelor’s degree program is tailor made for you.
Leverkusen Dental Hygienist, B. Sc.
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
- 6 Semesters
- Practical study
- on campus
- 180 ECTS
- Akkreditiert (Akkreditierungsrat)
- without NC
- Job/family compatible
- full-time in a series of blocks
- winter semester
Your course content What you will learn
The proportion of older people in our population is growing steadily, along with the increasing complexity of disease patterns and the rising demand for lifelong health. This is already creating a need for specialized professionals in all areas of medicine, particularly in the dental practice. Elderly patients with general diseases and special needs also require competent and individual treatment, which necessitates the appropriate know-how. Dental hygienists, with all their comprehensive qualifications, are already in high demand, and this demand is set to increase in the future.
With your bachelor's degree in Dental Hygienist, you will acquire the necessary knowledge and practical skills you need to perform complex tasks in dental prevention and therapy of dental, oral and maxillofacial diseases. You will act as a bridge between dentists and patients and be able to carry out complex preventive measures and periodontal treatments under the supervision and responsibility of a dentist. The bachelor's degree program Dental Hygienist allows you to develop and implement preventive strategies in dental practice.
The dental services that you can provide are based on the German Dental Association’s "Delegation Framework for Dental Hygienists" and § 1 Para. 5+6 of the German Dentistry Act.
Your career prospects Our innovative approach that pays off
The fields of application of a dental hygienist are diverse and include many of the responsibilities listed below. In these areas, you can make a significant contribution to healthier dental hygiene with your extensive expertise. These are also described by the German Society of Dental Hygienists (DGDH)
- Support for oral hygiene deficits
- Health, nutrition and oral hygiene counseling
- Clarification of dental hard and soft tissue damages
- Professional teeth cleaning (PZR)
- Accompanying systematic periodontal treatment, especially pre- and post-treatment / recall
- Guarantee of a quality-assuring and demand-oriented preventive treatment
At our university, you can also continue with the master's degree in "Health and Social Management" and get started. This can lead to a doctorate and an academic career.
Details about the study model and internship
With us, you will follow the full-time study model in the block structure, typical for our university. The attendance times are compressed into blocks which makes it easy for you to balance your studies with your professional activities and your private requirements.
Your studies are based on three pillars: 1) a one-week attendance phase per month at our university at the Rhineland Campus in Leverkusen, 2) practical transfer at your employer or your practice partner, and 3) the self-study phase. This innovative, practice-integrated study model can offer you a very good balance between your studies, professional activities and family, and you can still study fulltime.
You can shorten your studies to 2 years / 4 semesters if you already have relevant work experience in this field. You will then enter directly into the 3rd semester. We would be happy to check at any time if this possibility applies to you based on your application documents. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
Details about the study model and internship
Your modules in the study
Health care system - basics5
Prophylaxis - Basics5
Oral and human anatomy and physiology - basics5
Dental practice hygiene - basics5
Dental hard tissue defects - basics5
Practical training - Basics I5
Orthodontics - Basics4
Endodontology - Basics4
Periodontology and implantology - basics8
Dental Surgery - Basics5
Dental prosthodontics - basics4
Practical training - Basics II5
Natural science basics5
Anatomy / Physiology5
Pathology / Pathophysiology5
Practical training - preclinical (supragingival)5
Microbiology / Hygiene5
Oral diseases - pathology of the oral cavity5
General and special anamnesis5
Special Care - Patients with special needs5
Medical technology / medical devices5
Practical training - preclinical (subgingival)5
Pharmacology / Toxicology5
Emergency medicine, emergency management5
Practical training - Clinic (supragingival)5
Quantitative and qualitative research5
Information technology, quality management, documentation, remuneration and health care system5
Practical training - clinic (subgingival)5
Practical training - Special Care5
Bachelor thesis with colloquium10
Our Locations Here you can study Dental Hygienist (B. Sc.)
You can begin your Dental Hygienist studies at two study locations.
Confirmed study quality
As a joint institution of the federal states, the Accreditation Council Foundation is responsible for quality assurance in study and teaching at German universities. The Foundation Accreditation Council has given the study quality award to our bachelor's program Dental Hygienist.
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