Dentistry and Dental Technology, what’s the difference?
11 Jan 21
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An industry to put a smile on your face, welcome to Dental Technology
The need for dental technicians is expected to grow faster than many other health professions and there are plenty of opportunities for career progression, as well as great earning potential. As a trainee technician you can expect a starting salary of £16k, according to Prospects, rising to £22k after a few years.
Dental Technology combines technical skills along with the ability to care for people and their teeth. It’s one of the most popular areas of dentistry, not to mention one of the most lucrative.
As a Dental Technician, you’ll be responsible for everything from the design, manufacture and repair of a variety of equipment; including bridges, crowns, braces and other orthodontic items needed to treat patients.
The Dental Technology degree at the University of Bolton equips you with the skills needed to do all of the above, as well as the foundations to work in a dental practice and support patients with their teeth and dental care; giving you a well-rounded knowledge of this sector.
You’ll study subjects in the fundamental areas of oral anatomy and physiology, and be able to get hands-on with the latest equipment in our specialised laboratories. You’ll also learn the biomechanics and biomaterials science behind dental appliance design.
● Access to the latest specialist equipment in our advanced laboratories
● Participate in regular hands-on sessions to develop your practical skills
● Apply your learning to live patient cases via work-based learning modules
● Enjoy strong employer links, reinforced by industrial dental laboratory work placements Every student is assigned a work-based mentor, supported by a work placement officer from the dental academic team
● Approved by the General Dental Council (GDC), allowing you to practice in a professional setting once you graduate
Find out more about Dental Technology degrees at the University of Bolton, which has been No.1 for Student Satisfaction for the past three years*. We have a good reputation for putting our students and their needs first; come and enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe.
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*Complete University Guide in 2021, 2020 and 2019, North West region