Dentistry and Dental Technology, what’s the difference?
11 Jan 21
“At the University of Bolton, we take great pride in providing a quality, supportive learning environment for our students.”
Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
“...tutors are very supportive and you’re not just a student ID number, at this university you are an individual with a name.”
Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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For anyone thinking of a career in dental care, dental hygiene or any other speciality within dentistry, then this BSc (Hons) Dental Technology degree provides the perfect platform.
What you will study
You will follow a course created by academic experts with input from industry partners, that is designed to train the next generation of dental technicians. This degree combines theory and practical modules, including all areas of anatomy relevant to a dental career.
Anyone choosing a career in dentistry will have to operate in a highly regulated world and we prepare students by including relevant legal and regulatory topics. We believe in helping students reach their full potential, in terms of both personal and professional development.
We have invested in the very latest technology to create state-of-the-art laboratories that all students will use for all practical sessions and their major practical project.
Some of the types of dental technology you will be learning about include braces, dentures and crowns. You will have the foundations to work in dental practice and support patients with their teeth and dental care.
Where you will study
At the University of Bolton, we have been voted No.1 for Student Satisfaction in the North West for three years in a row (Complete University Guide 2021, 2020, 2019). Our campus is located only 20 minutes from Manchester and has everything you need for a fantastic university life.
We are committed to the highest level of teaching quality for every student, with our small, friendly campus being mirrored by smaller class sizes. This allows us to give every student more support, access to more resources and overall, a better experience.
For those thinking about the costs of studying here at the University of Bolton, we have developed a selection of bursaries and scholarships for all eligible students, including our Vice-Chancellors scholarship that pays up to £1,000 for full-time Undergraduates with at least 128 UCAS points. Click here to find out more.
When you graduate
As a graduate of our BSc (Hons) Dental Technology course, you will have the theory and practical skills required to train as a dental technician.
For graduates who want to pursue a career in the dental industry, this course will provide you with the foundations needed to apply for roles within the NHS, private practices, laboratories and dental manufacturers.
You will also have the opportunity to take your academic studies to the next level, with masters courses and PhD courses available, as well as specific NHS training programmes.
What is the next step
Now we’ve got your attention, visit our course page today and find out more about the course and how you can apply.