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    I was looking online about what to do at Uni and saw a course called Oral health science, I couldn't really understand what it actually is, I assume its like dentistry but a little less complicated. Does anyone know if this is a good degree?
    What jobs it can lead to? and also what is the pay like?

    I currently study this at GCU a dental therapist is a trained member of the dental team able to carry out many treatments such as scale and polish, fissure sealants, periodontal treatment , give oral health advice to patients, simpler restorative treatments on adult dentition so smaller fillings not crowns and bridges we can take radiographs and impressions administer local anaesthetic and are able to do all paediatric dental treatments, it's a good degree to have as there are not many graduates every year with this degree only 14 in my glass 10 in Edinburgh and 20 split between 4 campus' in Highlands and Islands I think and it's very hard course in 5 days a week 9-5 pretty much so that's the figures of graduates with the degree you'd have without drop outs, your Salary would depend on where you worked if in NHS it's band 5 so between 21-28'000 but you can advance and earn near enough 40'000 we can also own our own practice so the income for that would be Diffrent and private practices pay would vary considerably depending on how many days you worked/patients you treated a day etc, can also go on to do additional training once you have you degree learning to do Botox and facial fillers as well as learning teeth whitening, hope this helped

    I only know that Newlcastle Uni has that course too.
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