BSc (Hons)

Clinical Dental Technology

3 Years
September 2024
Campus Taught

Our Clinical Dental Technology degree is a unique and innovative clinical dental technology course. You will train to become a dental technician and the course teaches you to work as you'll practice in the future, as part of the whole dental team.

Why study with us

  • This groundbreaking course is the first of its kind in the UK.
  • Dentistry at the University ranked first in the UK for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2022).
  • As a student, you will have the opportunity to treat your own patients in our on-site Dental Clinic.
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Students in dental laboratory
Students in dental laboratory

Becoming a Dental Technician

  • Your first two years will involve training in our on-site dental laboratory and UCLan Dental Clinic.
  • Technical and clinical team skills are reinforced in Year 2.
  • In year 3 you'll gain experience in the UCLan Community Dental Clinic in Preston.

Module overview

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Year 1

Compulsory modules
  • DG1006: Pre-clinical Dental Sciences
  • DG1007: Foundation of Professional Practice
  • DG1010: Dental Technology Studies 1
  • DG1011: Foundation Clinical Knowledge for Dental Technology Studies

DG1006: Pre-clinical Dental Sciences

The aim of this module is for you to gain knowledge in the normal and abnormal development and growth of the oro-facial region. You'll also look at the basic science underpinning oral and systemic disease relevant to clinical dentistry.

Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Your teaching team

William Kiraga in a white shirt and grey jacket
William Kiraga
Lecturer in Dental Technology
School of Medicine and Dentistry

William teaches Dental Technology to our Dental students and Undergraduate Clinical Dental Technicians, with particular expertise in fixed dental restoration devices.


  • This course has been accepted by the GDC Registrar. The GDC is the UK-wide statutory regulator of the dental profession. They register qualified dental professionals, work to ensure the quality of dental education, and protect patient safety.

Careers as a Dental Technician 

On completion of the course, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the General Dental Council *subject to GDC approval (visit website for full details) and work in dentistry as a Dental Care Professional. You could work as a Dental Technician (or Dental Technologist) or a Clinical Dental Technician.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£14,900 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

  • Care Leaver Bursary

    Our Care Leaver Bursary is for students who need extra support because they have been in care or are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Care Leaver Bursary
  • Estranged student support

    Estranged Student Support Bursary is for students who need extra support because they are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Estranged student support
  • Dependants Bursary

    Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for our Dependants Bursary as part of our financial support package. 

    Find out more about Dependants Bursary
  • Contextualised Admissions Bursary

    We recognise that the last two years have been very challenging for young people and learning has been impacted. To help support students eligible for a contextualised offer we are offering a bursary of £250 in their first year of study.

    Find out more about Contextualised Admissions Bursary

This course is based in the School of Medicine and Dentistry

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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