About the School

The School of Oral Health Sciences is one of the four schools established under the College of Health Sciences, University of Technology, Jamaica.  The Programme Director of the School of Oral Health Sciences is Dr. Doryck Boyd, with Dani Dougan being the Programme Leader for the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting students who will commence their programme in September 2010. 


The Dental Hygiene Programme will be an accelerated course over 2 calendar years; students will be attending the University full-time over this 2 calendar year period to graduate with a 3-Year Bachelor of Science Degree.


The Dental Assisting Programme is also accelerated and will consist of a 12-month programme with the exit award being a Diploma.  
Plans are also well on the way to offer the Doctor of Medical Dentistry course of study in September 2010. 

PROGRAMMES

Bachelor of Science in Dental Nursing/Therapy
Entry Requirements: 5 GCE “O” Level (A, B, or C passing), or CXC level (1, 2, or 3) June 1998 and after. 
Compulsory Subjects:  English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and any other approved subject.
In addition applicants are required to:

  1. Submit a medical certificate (physical, dental, ophthalmic)
  2. Be age 17 and over
  3. Attend an interview and satisfy the selection committee regarding suitability for entrance to the Dental Nurse course of study.

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
Entry Requirements:  5 GCE “O” Level (A, B, or C passing), or CXC level (1, 2, or 3) June 1998 and after. 
Compulsory Subjects:  English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and any other approved subject.
In addition applicants are required to:

  1.  Submit a medical certificate (physical, dental, ophthalmic)
  2. Be age 17 and over
  3. Attend an interview and satisfy the selection committee regarding suitability for entrance to the Dental Hygiene course of study.

Bachelor of Science in Dental Laboratory Technology
Entry Requirements:  5 GCE “O” Level (A, B, or C passing), or CXC level (1, 2, or 3) June 1998 and after. 
Compulsory Subjects:  English Language, Mathematics, Biology, and 2 other approved subjects.
In addition applicants are required to:

  1.  Submit a medical certificate (physical, dental, ophthalmic)
  2. Be age 17 and over
  3. Attend an interview and satisfy the selection committee regarding suitability for entrance to the Dental Laboratory Technician course of study.

Diploma in Dental Assisting
Entry Requirements:  3 GCE “O” Level (A, B, or C passing), or CXC level (1, 2, or 3) June 1998 and after. 
Compulsory Subjects:  English Language, Mathematics, Biology or Chemistry.
In addition applicants are required to:

  1.  Submit a medical certificate (physical, dental, ophthalmic)
  2. Be age 17 and over
  3. Attend an interview and satisfy the selection committee regarding suitability for entrance to the Dental Assisting course of study.