It's good to know and FAQs

We asked our students what is it they would like to have known before they became OHP students. The questions they provided are interesting and diverse. From these questions we have created the "it's good to know" series of information leaflets that we hope it will help future students make more informed decisions around studying OHPs.

Its good to know Leaflets Series

N1 Thinking about studying Dentistry, Dental Hygiene
N2 Thinking about studying Dentistry
N2a Thinking about studying Dental Hygiene
N3 Oral Health Professional Team
N4 Clinical Environment
N5 International student mobility


We have also compiled some frequently asked questions identified by current oral health professional students. FAQs are organized into subcategories, why not explore this by clicking in the tabs below.

Programs that lead to professional registration tend to be very competitive and are often oversubscribed. The number of places available depends on country and university context and in many cases are set by the state. You can find out more about this by looking at the various report cards on O-Health-Edu or exploring the national level reports.

Hint: Getting to know and understand the programme you wish to study and the local contextual entry requirements year will greatly help your application success.

While in the past this might have been viewed as a challenge, most Universities now have either left handed chairs or chairs that are modifiable to either right- or left-handed practice. So this should not be an issues for you.

Hint: You may wish to enquire directly with the programme you are interested in studying with. 

The entry requirements can vary from country to country. Generally, you will need to have a high level of academic skills, thus in most countries having the sciences and maths can help you qualify for a place. In many countries entry is through a centralized application system and this may include some form of manual dexterity skills testing however, remember the purpose of your training is to help you gain these so the skills required at entry will be simple. Some university may interview you to assess your communication, empathy competence.

Hint: You should identify early the entry requirements for the country, university and indeed programme you plan on studying. There is regional variation on what is required and how you should apply. Failure to follow the required protocol can lead to you being excluded.

There is currently no centralised system for applications at a European level. Application in on a country by country basis. In many countries there is a centralised application process where you can apply to study in your hierarchy of preference.

Hint: It is important to learn about the application process in the country you wish to apply, you will usually find this information on the university or on the professional regulators website.

In many countries there is a national centralised applications system that allows you rank your preferences, while in others application is direct to each university.

Hint: Understanding and knowing the local applications system is very important, many programs offer open days where they share this information.