Auckland University of Technology

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Oral Health

Auckland University of Technology

Faculty:Full/Part-time Programmes
Field of Study:Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other


Oral health is a vital part of general health for all New Zealanders. As more is understood about the links between oral and systemic health in people, it has become vital that oral health and disease prevention messages are promoted widely to our communities. By successfully completing the AUT oral health degree you will become a dual-trained oral health practitioner (you can register as a dental hygienist and a dental therapist with the Dental Council of New Zealand). You will be at the forefront of the changing oral health profession.

AUT's degree in oral health provides you with both pre-clinical experience in our oral health simulation laboratory, as well as extensive clinical experience at AUT’s on-campus oral health clinic and Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS) clinics. You get to explore and understand the diverse field of preventative and rehabilitative oral health care, with a lot of real world application such as completing oral health promotion projects within communities around Auckland and undertaking a national or international community placement in your third year of study. At least half of your three years of learning is focused on clinical practice.

Modified on November 19, 2017