24/11/2021

What Can You Do With a Dental Technology Degree?

A question we are commonly faced with when considering a career in dentistry: is dental technology a good degree?

Dental technology beautifully combines technical skill, the ability to care for people and a surprising level of artistry. Dental technology degrees are dedicated to the unwavering pursuit of cultivating the next generation of dentistry experts, honing their skills and passions and training them to the highest levels of competency and knowledge in the field.

What do I study in a Dental Technology Degree?

Whilst studying a dental technology degree, you will get hands-on practical experience and gain a high level of familiarity with practices such as: dentures, crowns, bridges and dental braces that improve patientsappearance, speech and chewing function. You will also have the opportunity to apply your skills to live patient cases via work-based learning. In order to understand the influence and design of dental appliances, you will learn the fundamental aspects of oral anatomy and physiology.

What Can You Do After Completing Your Degree?

Dental science degrees have a rich history of academic development, with progression on to MSc postgraduate courses and PhD research available to successful BSc graduates. Dental technology degrees are designed for those looking to take up a career in the field of dental technology or dental biomaterials. Upon your successful graduation, a vast range of opportunities are available to you. This may be in the NHS, commercial laboratories, private practices, dental manufacturing companies or dental schools. There is a plethora of roles you can fulfil as a dentist, from restorative dentistry to paediatric dentistry.

Why Choose the University of Bolton?

At the University of Bolton, the BSc (Hons) in Dental Technology is approved by the General Dental Council (GDC). The University is home to state-of-the-art facilities and a supportive teaching staff that gives you the opportunity to efficiently enhance your skills and knowledge. Our location in Greater Manchester gives you access to our strong industry links and an exciting social scene, meaning you can experience #UniAsItShouldBe.

If you have any questions, just send an email to enquiries@bolton.ac.uk and our friendly team will be happy to help or take a look at the courses we offer here.

 

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