The proposal for the Level 6 Dental Hygienist apprenticeship standard was approved recently and the development of this apprenticeship standard is ongoing.
An apprenticeship could make this profession more accessible, more diverse and more representative of local communities. At present there are barriers that hold back talented people, within the dental team. An apprenticeship could help to change that, while maintaining the exact same high standards of training.
You can now access the Dental Hygienist FAQ here.