Cardiff Metropolitan University Dental Technology

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Cardiff Metropolitan University Dental Technology

Cardiff Metropolitan University Dental Technology

Dental Technology – BSc (Hons) Degree

Course Overview

​This BSc Dental Technology degree aims to produce dental technologists able to fabricate dental restorations, prostheses and appliances (such as unique, individually made crowns and bridges or orthodontic appliances) to a high standard of precision. The course also seeks to enlarge understanding of new and developing areas of dental technology and to enhance relationships within the Dental Team.​

This course is operated in close collaboration with the University of Wales Dental Hospital Trust, which will deliver, assess and be responsible for one third of the course. As a dental technology undergraduate you will work with trainee dentists and consultants in the second and third years of the course​.

Course information on this page relates to September 2017 entry.

​Course Content​

Year One:

  • Introductory techniques
  • Applied Dental Materials 1
  • Dental Anatomy & Physiology
  • Removable Partial Dentures 1
  • Complete Dentures 1
  • Cast Restorations​
  • Professional Practice 1

Year Two:

  • Clinical Observation
  • CAD/CAM in Dentistry
  • Work Placement
  • Removable Partial Dentures 2
  • Complete Dentures 2
  • Ceramic Restorations
  • Work Placement
  • Research Skills

Year Three:

  • Bonded Restorations
  • Research Project
  • Orthodontics
  • Advanced Dental Assignments
  • Removable Prosthodontics
  • Professional Prctice 2

During years two and three, you will undertake periods of work placements involving the University of Wales Dental Hospital Trust. The placement periods will enable you to gain the necessary experience in producing appliances, restorations and prostheses for patients.

Learning & Teaching

An enquiring, questioning, curious approach to the topics, which need to be understood and acquired for registration, as a competent technologist will be developed.

Durin​​g your time on the course you will experience a number of teaching and learning methods. These will include lectures, seminars, practical sessions, team assignments and self and peer assessments.  There will be some joint learning sessions with part time students, use of e-portfolios and extensive use of the virtual learning environment where lecture notes, videos of practical demonstrations, lecture delivery items and past papers can be accessed on line.  You will also be assigned a personal tutor who will be available to discuss your academic progress and could refer you to other experts for other matters where necessary.