This ground breaking course is the first of its kind in the UK. The course gives students the opportunity to train both as a dental technician and a clinical dental technician who can work within dental technology and primary care dentistry. Primary care dentistry is delivered by the whole team in which the role of the clinical dental technician is an increasingly important part. The structure of the course is exciting and innovative in that the dental technology and the clinical training are fully integrated. The course is also integrated with the BDS and dental therapy courses. The clinical dental technology students study alongside the dental and therapy students and share common modules. The school is already renowned for the depth of clinical experience its current students gain during their training.
The first two years of the course will involve training in our on-site dental laboratory and patient contact will be in our purpose built UCLan Dental Clinic. Technical and clinical team skills are reinforced in Year 2 and in Year 3 when students will have the opportunity to gain experience alongside the BDS students at one of our Dental Education Centres.
The course, subject to General Dental Council (GDC) approval, will allow the graduates to register with the GDC as a Clinical Dental Technician.
Full-Time 3 years
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
3 A-Levels with minimum grades BBC – 1 of the grade B A Levels must be in Biology (Including a Pass in Biology practical endorsement). We will consider all subject areas for the remaining 2 A levels, except general studies or critical thinking.
5 GCSE’s at grade C/4 or above - must include Mathematics, Science and English Language.
A registrable qualification in Dental nursing or dental technology will be accepted in lieu of 1 C grade A-Level, however, Biology will still be required at grade B or above.
A 60 credit (45 graded) science based access course may be considered alongside a dental nursing or dental technology qualification. 19 credits at Merit or above plus 26 credits at pass or above – all the Biology modules would be required at Merit or above.
All students whose first language is not English, must have IELTS – grade 7.0 or above in all four categories (unless a U.K. Degree level qualification is held).
International applications will be considered with the equivalent qualifications (subject to fees).
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This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.
It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.
This course is based in the School of Dentistry
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2020 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.