Dental Hygiene

Trinity College Dublin


Course Name Dental Hygiene
Course Provider Trinity College Dublin
Course Code TR802
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Diploma (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose University of Dublin Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Qualification Letters Dip
Duration 2 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+This is a restricted entry course. Applications must be submitted by 1 February 2019.

Applicants will receive a questionnaire in March to be completed and returned to the Academic Registry.

Queries should be sent to ...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Link Modules
These modules are accepted for scoring purposes only and are awarded the following points: Distinction 66, Merit 46, Pass 28.
Mature Applicants Mature Students
Applications may also be considered from mature applicants who do not satisfy the academic entry requirements but can demonstrate appropriate experience relevant to the course.

All offers of admission to this course are made subject to health screening.

Students will be required to undergo Garda vetting.
Alternative Entry Please Refer to:
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places Places 2018: 8
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

You should avoid submitting an application close to a closing date. No extens...

Restricted Entry Yes
Course Content

Expand+What is a Dental hygienist?
The dental hygienist works closely with other dental team members and healthcare professionals. Patients must first be examined by a dentist who will then indicate the treatment to be carried out by the dental hygienist. ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Your degree and what you'll study

This two-year course is based in the Dublin Dental University Hospital at Trinity. It has academic, project-based and clinical components which are carried out in the Dublin Dental University Hospital, Health Serv...

Assessment Method Assessment is by a combination of written assessments and examinations, objective structured clinical examination (OSCE), a community-based health education project, competence tests in various clinical procedures, completion of various logbooks, clinical credits demonstrating of a reasonable level of patient care, and a final written and clinical examination.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career opportunities

The Diploma in Dental Hygiene conferred by Trinity entitles graduates to register immediately after graduation as a dental hygienist on the Register of the Irish Dental Council. This registration is mandatory for working as a...

Further Enquiries Get In Touch!
Contact: Course Administrator,
Natalie McGettigan
Tel: +353 1 612 7361
Points History
Year Points
2018 500 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2017 474 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2016 505 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)