The oral cavity is a miror of general health.

Degree programme objectives

A dental hygienist is a health professional that works with patients in the field of dental hygiene and focuses on prevention, treatment and education in the area of oral hygiene in cooperation with dentists. The main areas covered by this programme are prevention, periodontology and oral hygiene. The aim of the programme is to educate Bachelor-holding professionals that know the principles of oral hygiene and can use them in their profession. Both general and profession medical training enables them to understand the relationship between oral care and the biomedical and social sciences, and to use this knowledge in their occupation. They should be able to help patients maintain, improve and protect their health and prevent oral diseases. They educate and motivate individuals as well as groups to choose a healthy lifestyle, especially in the field of oral hygiene. Graduates will also be able to manage and run medical facilities, cooperate and work independently in some areas of research, and continually maintain and improve their knowledge and skills.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    A dental hygienist is a health professional that works with patients in the field of dental hygiene and focuses on prevention, treatment and education in the area of oral hygiene in cooperation with dentists. The main areas covered by this programme are prevention, periodontology and oral hygiene. The aim of the programme is to educate Bachelor-holding professionals that know the principles of oral hygiene and can use them in their profession. Both general and profession medical training enables them to understand the relationship between oral care and the biomedical and social sciences, and to use this knowledge in their occupation. They should be able to help patients maintain, improve and protect their health and prevent oral diseases. They educate and motivate individuals as well as groups to choose a healthy lifestyle, especially in the field of oral hygiene. Graduates will also be able to manage and run medical facilities, cooperate and work independently in some areas of research, and continually maintain and improve their knowledge and skills.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • Understand the structure, function and dysfunction of the human body focusing on the orofacial zone, and to follow the principles of diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive procedures used in dentistry.
    • Perform all activities of a health professional with professional competence in accordance with Article 3 of the Decree No. 55/2011 Coll. according to the current version of 2017.
    • Without professional supervision and indication, to educate and instruct patients to regular and systematic preventive care for oral hygiene, to determine an individual level of oral hygiene, to carry out oral hygiene practices and check their effect
    • Perform collective health education activities focused on prevention of dental caries, parodontopathies, orthodontic anomalies and on well-balanced nutrition.
    • Carry out, in cooperation with a dentist, research in the field of dentistry focusing mainly on an oral hygiene.
    • Perform, in accordance with the individual treatment plan established by the dentist, an initial and control examination of the oral cavity including Patientś history, periodontium and soft tissue status evaluation, assesment of teeth and caries risk
    • Perform teeth impressions, and to make study models.
    • Remove a dental plaque and supragingival tartar, to polish the surface of the teeth with prophylactic materials. Remove pigmentation both with prophylactic materials and special devices, to remove of plaque retention areas, and to polish fillings.
    • Perform professional teeth cleaning, bleaching and small aesthetic corrections, treatment of sensitive dentine, and to apply the prophylactic materials (local fluoridation).
    • Based on an individual treatment plan established by the dentist, to establish the individual treatment plan for dental hygiene, and on its basis, to carry out a conservative nonsurgical, initial, maintenance and supportive therapy.
    • Remove subgingival tartar, polish the teeth roots, and to perform closed curettage and apply local medical products both supra- and subgingivally.
    • Do the work of a dental assistant in accordance with Article 40 of the Decree No. 55/2011 Coll. according to the current version of 2017.
    • Under supervision, to apply surface anaesthesia, tooth whitening, to change rubber accessories for fixed orthodontic appliances, and to seal the fissures under direct supervision.
    • Know the principles of running the dental hygienist surgery and to cooperate with the dentist.
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates of the programme will find a wide range of applications both in private sphere and beyond. They will make their mark in the dental workplaces of hospitals, clinical workplaces and in dental surgeries, to the extent and according to the conditions stipulated by the Decree No. 55/2011 Coll. according to the current version of 2017. The graduate can apply in the research, production and promotion of dental materials and products.

  • Regulated Professions
    • Dental Hygienist
  • Practical Training

    A dental hygienist is a health professional that works with patients in the field of dental hygiene and focuses on prevention, treatment and education in the area of oral hygiene in cooperation with dentists. The main areas covered by this programme are prevention, periodontology and oral hygiene. The aim of the programme is to educate Bachelor-holding professionals that know the principles of oral hygiene and can use them in their profession. Both general and profession medical training enables them to understand the relationship between oral care and the biomedical and social sciences, and to use this knowledge in their occupation. They should be able to help patients maintain, improve and protect their health and prevent oral diseases. They educate and motivate individuals as well as groups to choose a healthy lifestyle, especially in the field of oral hygiene. Graduates will also be able to manage and run medical facilities, cooperate and work independently in some areas of research, and continually maintain and improve their knowledge and skills. Practical training is performed also in other subjects - Oral hygiene, Periodontology, Dentistry I., II. and Preventive dentistry. The number of hours of practical training is 1691 hours altogether.

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    Learning Outcomes

  • Goals of Theses

    A standard scope of a Bachelor thesis ranges from 72000 to 60000 characters including footnotes, cover sheet, content, index, list of literature, and annotations. A Bachelors thesis does not have character of an independent empirical research (potential exception shall be approved by the thesis supervisor). Students can work with already published texts and data for secondary analysis. They should demonstrate the ability to work critically with specialized texts process the concepts and theories discovered there, and find relevant answers to given questions.

  • Access to Further Studies

    Continuing study does not exist.

  • Additional Information

Basic information

Type
Bachelor's degree programme
Profile
career-oriented
Degree
Bc.
Length of studies
3 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

49
number of active students
15
number of theses/dissertations

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