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Interested in developing an exciting career in dentistry? Our Centre for Dental Sciences is the newest dental education department in England, offering opportunities to work in state-of-the-art dental laboratories with access to the latest technology and specialist equipment, all while earning your BSc (Hons) in Dental Technology along the way.
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Interested in a career that combines technical skill, the ability to care for people and a level of artistry? Dental technicians (or dental technologists as they are often referred to) make dentures, crowns, bridges and dental braces that improve patients’ appearance, speech and chewing function. The University of Bolton is home to state-of-the-art facilities and knowledgeable, professional staff committed to delivering a varied curriculum of theoretical, practical and transferable material. Studying subjects within the fundamental areas of oral anatomy and physiology, you’ll have the opportunity to get hands-on with the latest equipment in our specialised laboratories and learn the biomechanics and biomaterials science behind dental appliance design.
We’re dedicated to coaching the next generation of dental technicians in the knowledge and competency required to compete and exceed in this sought-after profession. Strongly employer informed and designed to meet the learning outcomes required by the General Dental Council, this course aims to provide students with a thorough overview of the key regulatory, legal and ethical topics relevant to the industry today, as well as the essential theory of dental technology and biomedical science.
This programme was new for 2016 and has been provisionally accepted to commence delivery by the General Dental Council (GDC) following initial quality assurance processes. The GDC inspected the University provision in the academic year 2018/19 and have reported to the Registrar that the programme is fit for purpose to develop individuals for professional registration as dental technicians.
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Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
On this course, you’ll have the opportunity to 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, as is being aware of relevant theory – this course challenges learners to critically analyse theoretical principles in order to make informed choices on the methods and materials used to produce a range of biomechanically sound appliances.
This course is designed for students who want to work in the field of dental technology or dental biomaterials who will take up posts in academia, research or industry.
Graduate career opportunities are available in the NHS, commercial laboratories, private practices, dental manufacturing companies and dental schools. Within the NHS there is a clear management structure to work through, while within the commercial sector there are options of becoming a laboratory owner or manager with several years of experience.
Dental science has a rich history of academic development, with progression on to MSc postgraduate courses and PhD research available to successful graduates. Possible postgraduate study options can support progression into clinical dentistry, research or teaching.
You could train as a healthcare scientist, specialising in reconstructive sciences like maxillofacial prosthetics through the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP). Graduates may also use the qualification to enter a range of other careers – for some of these roles, both relevant experience and/or postgraduate study may be required. Career options include:
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Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2021/2022 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2021/2022 policy on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For 2021-2022 entry, the maximum government approved undergraduate tuition fee for UK students is £9,250 per year. The University is able to charge this fee subject to an approved Access and Participation Plan for 2021-2022 and its current rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
Please apply through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) for September entry.
The online application form and guidance notes are available on the UCAS website.
You can apply for up to 5 courses through UCAS (at the same or different institutions) for a fee of £24. Alternatively, if you only wish to apply for a single course at a single institution then a reduced applicant's fee of £13 is applicable.
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Institution Code Name: BOLTN
Institution Code Number: B44
Tel: 0870 1122211
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Apply online: University of Bolton BSc(Hons) Dental Technology - 20 September 2021
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Apply online: University of Bolton BSc(Hons) Dental Technology - 20 September 2021
We look forward to receiving your application and you continuing your academic journey with us!
PLEASE NOTE: To meet the requirements of the General Dental Council, all modules are compulsory on this course.
Our BSc (Hons) course in Dental Technology is delivered through the blended methods of face-to-face tuition and online learning. Lectures are held to introduce specific subjects and areas of study, reinforced by tutorials, workshops and practical classes where this theory can be applied.
Class sizes are small to maximise contact with tutors and support is provided via regular feedback and advice on your progress and developmental needs. Electronic learning materials are provided through the virtual learning environment, enabling self-directed study on or off campus.
Assessment takes various forms, including examinations, essays, reports, employment journals, oral presentations, practical tasks and assessment of your practical manufacturing portfolio. In your final year of study your skills will also be assessed through a dissertation.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
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The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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