University of Bolton Dental Technology
This BSc (Hons) in Dental Technology gives a comprehensive understanding of Dental Technology practices both in terms of the theoretical knowledge, and the methods and technologies used to treat dental patients. Throughout the programme the undergraduate will experience an increase in academic demands and practical skills development in order to be able to carry out the design and construction of dental appliances.
The key aim of the programme is to develop graduates who have strong academic, practical and transferable skills enabling them to compete in this exciting employment sector.
The course is designed to provide students with academic skills throughout the 3 years of the course by delivering study skills and a research methodologies module. This prepares you for the final year dissertation project where you choose the subject of the project. Subjects include dental biomaterial science principles and advancements pertinent to the dental technology.
You will learn the fundamental aspects of oral anatomy and physiology and its influence on dental appliance design. Practical skills development is a crucial element in the training of a dental technician. This course challenges learners to critically analyse theoretical principles in order for them to make informed choices on the methods and materials used to produce a range of biomechanically sound appliances.
The programme also requires the completion of two work specific modules that have been designed to ensure that all practical aspects of dental technology are developed and that you gain the skills and knowledge required to be a competent and safe starter in practice.
This course is designed to meet the learning outcomes required by the General Dental Council.
The course develops your understanding of professional standards required to practice as a Dental Care Professional. You will gain knowledge of key regulatory, legal and ethical topics allowing the acquisition of skills complementary to the practical aspects of this course.