BSc (Hons)

Clinical Dental Technology

3 years
September 2024

On our Clinical Dental Technology (CDT) degree, you will train to become a dental technician. You'll train in our on-site dental laboratory and Dental Clinic gaining the technical and clinical skills you need.

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 trainee Dental Technician, 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 Dental Clinic.
  • Technical and clinical team skills are reinforced in Year 2.
  • In year 3 you'll gain experience in our Community Dental Clinic in Preston.


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 Clinical Dental Technology Experts

Helen Hughes smiling in glasses and an animal print blouse
Helen Hughes
Course Leader
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Helen is the Course Leader and Senior Clinical Lecturer for the BSc and Diploma programme for Clinical Dental Technology. She teaches across a variety of undergraduate programmes and is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh).


  • 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.

Future 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) and work in dentistry as a dental care professional. You could work as a dental technician (or dental technologist) or a clinical dental technician.

You can also progress into advanced or specialist dental technology. You could specialise in reconstruction sciences such as:

  • maxillofacial technology
  • conservation
  • orthodontics
  • prosthodontics

Fees and funding

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.


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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