Dental Technology - BSc (Hons)
This course aims to produce dental technologists able to fabricate dental restorations, prostheses and appliances (such as unique, individually made crowns and bridges or orthodontic appliances) to a high standard of precision. The course also seeks to enlarge understanding of new and developing areas of dental technology and to enhance relationships within the Dental Team.
Great emphasis should be given to the fact that this course is operated in close collaboration with the University of Wales Dental Hospital Trust, which will deliver, assess and be responsible for one third of the course. As a Dental technology undergraduate you will work with trainee dentists and consultants in the second and third years of the course.
- Introductory techniques
- Applied Dental Materials
- Dental Anatomy & Physiology
- Removable Partial Dentures 1
- Complete Dentures I
- Cast Restorations
- Professional Practice 1
- Clinical Observation
- Removable Orthodontics
- Work Placement
- Removable Partial Dentures 2
- Complete Dentures 2
- Ceramic Restorations
- Work Placement
- Research Methods
- Professional Practice 2
- Complete Dentures 3
- Bonded Restorations
- Research Project
- Fixed and Functional Orthodontics
- Advanced Dental Assignments
During years two and three, you will undertake periods of work placements normally at the University of Wales Dental Hospital Trust. The placement periods will enable you to gain the necessary experience in producing appliances, restorations and prostheses for patients.
Our graduates have excellent career prospects. Dental technologists are employed in the NHS, commercial laboratories, private practices and dental schools. Within the Health Service there is a clear career structure ranging through Senior, Chief and Senior Chief Grades. Within the commercial sector, after some years of experience, it would be possible to become a commercial laboratory owner or manager. Employment schemes are also available to successful graduates, for a period of one or two years, at University Dental Schools within the region, providing excellent opportunities to specialise. The Cardiff and Bristol Dental Hospitals offer this to dental technology graduates.
All candidates should have 5 GCSE passes to include English Language, Maths and Science, and one of the following:
- 240 points from at least 2 A Levels / Scottish Advanced Highers to include a grades CC, one to be in a relevant subject, preferably in a Science
- BTEC QCF Diploma / Extended Diploma 240 points within a relevant subject
- 240 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include three B1 grades preferably to include a Science
- 240 points from the Welsh Baccalaureate to include grades CC at A level, preferably to include a Science, Core considered as 3rd subject
- Pass Access with 45 credits at Level 3 to include 15 Merits within a Science
Or ‘Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences’
If your qualification isn't listed above, please refer to the UCAS website.
Accredited by: General Dental Council
UCAS Code(s): B840
School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences
Course Length: Three years full-time
A wide range of assessment methods are used which relate to the aims of the individual modules. The assessment for each module is normally completed by the time the module ends or soon afterwards. Assessment may be by formal examinations (theoretical and practical) and by coursework.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made online to UCAS at http://www.ucas.com/
For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply
Selection is normally based on the receipt of a completed UCAS application and may be invited for interview.
Tuition Fees and Additional Costs:
For up to date information on tuition fees and additional costs relating to this programme please refer to www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees and www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/additionalcosts