Clinical Dental Technology
Our Clinical Dental Technology degree is a unique and innovative clinical dental technology course, which will allow you to train as you will practice in the future, as part of the whole dental team.
The course gives you the opportunity to train as a clinical dental technician who can work within dental technology and primary care dentistry. Primary care dentistry is delivered by the whole dental team, of which clinical dental technicians are an increasingly important part.
The structure of the course is exciting and innovative in that our BSc Clinical Dental Technology, BSc Dental Therapy and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) courses share common modules. Both Clinical Dental Technician students and BDS students will learn clinical, technical and professional skills together during the course.
The University is already renowned for the depth of clinical experience that our current dentistry students gain during their training, which has resulted in a 100% graduate employment rate.
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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What you'll do
- 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.
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.
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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- This course has been provisionally 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.
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 a Clinical Dental Technician.
Graduates who gain a 2:1 degree may also be eligible to apply for entry into the Graduate BDS course available at this University.
Fees and Funding
Scholarships and Bursaries
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
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This course is based in the School of Dentistry located in the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information
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