Eastman Dental Institute


Dental Hygiene MSc

A specialist postgraduate degree specially designed for qualified Dental Hygienists who have been practicing for at least three years.  

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Course update

While CPD courses continue to run, the MSc programme is no longer running, and we are definitely not recruiting for 2024/25.

Why Dental Hygiene?

For a century, the dental hygienist has played an increasingly important role within the dental team. Personalised primary prevention, treatment in the presence of disease, followed by secondary prevention provided or facilitated by the dental hygienist means better oral health: lower levels of decay, periodontitis, tooth loss and as a result, improved systemic health.

As a healthcare professional, dental hygienists are well positioned enhance their knowledge and skills through lifelong learning to fulfill leadership roles in clinical practice, community care, education and commercial industry. 

Why Eastman?

Our Dental Hygiene MSc allows currently practicing dental hygienists to gain further in-depth understanding of theoretical, physiological and pathological aspects of oral diseases management in a variety of diverse patient profiles.

It enables evidence-based assessments to be made applying them to clinical decision-making using state of the art techniques. It enhances professional confidence and leadership skills through group project work, encouraging teamwork and management skills. This, in turn, will equip the Dental Hygienist to consider alternate employment settings such as allied healthcare leadership or teaching posts.


Programme Administrator: edi.dh@ucl.ac.uk

We welcome visits and enquiries from prospective students. Please email the Programme Administrator for more information. edi.dh@ucl.ac.uk


The UCL Eastman Dental Institute has moved to the heart of UCL's Bloomsbury campus. Learn more about our new teaching and clinical skills spaces and resources for our student community.