Taking Care of Our Teeth in a Global Pandemic
26 Jul 21
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Categories: Dental Technology, Undergradute
Do you want to be in the business of putting a smile on people’s faces? Dentistry is a good thought and a viable and lucrative career option, hold on to it. The need for dental technicians is expected to grow faster than many other health professions and there are plenty of opportunities for career progression along with great earning potential.
While a degree in dental technology may be the right choice for you, you need to choose the right university as well. Here are five reasons why you should study your dental technology degree with the University of Bolton:
1. Access to £4.8m industry-standard labs
As an aspiring 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. It is also important to understand the biomechanics and biomaterials used in dental appliance design alongside hands-on experience of the types of instruments employed in modern-day dental science.
In the £4.8 million Queen's Specialist building at the University of Bolton, you will get a chance to work in purpose-built dental laboratories and dental processing rooms. You’ll develop your skills to the highest standards, our facilities include digital dental technology systems and house extremely advanced, specialist industry-standard equipment which you’ll use to learn how to make a variety of dental appliances.
2. Regular hands-on sessions to develop your practical skills
At the University of Bolton, we believe in providing real-life scenarios to our students so that they develop the much needed practical and problem-solving skills required for the job. As a dental technician you will be required to:
• "Trim and pour denture models"
• "Fabricate porcelain veneers for crowns, fixed dental prostheses, implant restorations, and all-ceramic crowns using ceramo-metal techniques"
• "Build and finish porcelain fused to metal restorations"
• "Finish full and partial dentures with and without implants"
• "Fabricate accurate models from doctor's impressions"
• "Maintain dental laboratory records and prepare reports on laboratory activities"
You are also expected to have manual dexterity, time management skills and attention to detail for this sometimes intricate and delicate work. These skillsets can be enhanced by applying your learning to live patient cases via work-based learning modules.
3. Approved by the General Dental Council (GDC)
The Dental Technology degree at the University of Bolton is approved by the General Dental Council (GDC). The GDC is an independent organisation that regulates dentists and dental care professionals in the UK. They set dental standards, hold a register of qualified dental professionals, quality assure education and investigate concerns about treatment or conduct. This approval from the most legitimate and authentic organisation in the UK allows you to start practising in a professional setting once you graduate.
4. Strong employer links
At the University of Bolton, you can enjoy strong employer links, reinforced by industrial dental laboratory work placements. Every student is assigned a work-based mentor and supported by a work placement officer from the dental academic team. This helps students to develop professional networking and work-based relationships which can help them launch their careers.
The University of Bolton has been ranked No.1 for Student Satisfaction for the past three years*. Any student or alumni of the University will appreciate the social opportunities, campus facilities and support network we offer. According to The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, the University of Bolton is one of the most socially inclusive universities in the country. Students enjoy it here because there is a long list of clubs and society options to be a part of. We are a university that put our students needs first and offer a supportive and positive environment so you can achieve your chosen goals. We are all about small class sizes, courses designed in consultation with industry experts, continued multi-million-pound investment in our facilities and we focus on employability after training. We believe that is how a Uni should be!
For more information about the Dental Technology courses we offer, click here. For questions related to accommodation, finance, funding, health and wellbeing, disability support or anything else you’d like to chat about, our award-winning Student Services Team is here to help. Contact +44(0)1204 900 600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Complete University Guide in 2021, 2020 and 2019, North West region
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