About the Course
The Diploma in Oral Health Therapy aims to train students in Oral Health Therapy to become safe & competent beginning practitioners eligible for registration with the Singapore Dental Council.
Graduates with this diploma can be employed as Oral Health Therapists in government institutions, private dental clinics or in other areas related to the dental industry.
The prospects for Oral Health Therapists are very promising. They can practise in a variety of settings, for example within the School Dental Service/School Health Services where they can be deployed to work in the Field or Mobile Dental Clinics, the Oral Health Promotion Section, the Dental Therapists Training Section, the Audit Section or at the School Dental Centre at the Health Promotion Board. With the recent Dental Act to license Oral health Therapists, graduates can work in private dental practices or dental institutions under the supervision of dentists.
Because of the increasing demand for and shortage of professional oral health therapists, graduates can expect an attractive and competitive pay structure with opportunities for further career progression and growth. There are also opportunities for further studies overseas upon graduation.
As Oral Health Therapy is a young profession, there are limited local options.
However, further education in Bachelor of Oral Health can be obtained from the following Universities which are recognised by the Singapore Dental Council:
University of Sydney
University of Queensland
University of Adelaide
University of Melbourne
University of Newcastle
Auckland University of Technology
University of Otago
We have NYP Alumni who are currently enrolled or have graduated from Otago, Curtin, Melbourne, Queensland and Newcastle.
Admission and credit exemptions are discretionary.