You'll need a degree or diploma in dental therapy approved by the General Dental Council.
You'll also need relevant work experience shadowing a dental therapist or hygienist.
Some dental schools offer part-time courses for qualified dental hygienists and dental nurses wishing to become dental therapists.
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science
- 2 or 3 A levels, or equivalent, including biology for a degree