02/08/2021

Categories: Dental Technology, Undergradute

What Makes a Good Dentist or Dental Professional?

Think you know what it takes to work in the dental industry? Today’s essential traits may not be what you thought…

Times are changing in dentistry, and being a good dental professional is key in ensuring patients get the preventative, responsive and long-term care that they need. One of the biggest areas of focus is digital technology, and both dentists and dental technicians need to have their fingers on the pulse.

The University of Bolton’s dental technology degrees provide you with the best foundation for your career, taking place in our £4.8 million Centre for Dental Sciences. We do more than just deliver modules too. We put a big focus on personal development, helping you be the best you can be in any workplace!

So what makes a good dentist or dental technician? Some of the obvious traits include having extensive technical and anatomical knowledge, being good at problem-solving, and being a great leader. But here are key traits that we think are even more important…

You have to be likeable 

A pleasant and agreeable personality can be the difference between patient loss and retention.

It takes confidence to work as a dentist or dental professional, but your ego should be left at the door. Because the way you interact with your clients will be key to your success.

You need to have the patience of a saint

Communication is a vital tool if you want to help your clients improve their dental health and hygiene. Explaining complex procedures requires patience, and this means you have to be able to understand things from their perspective.

Patience, empathy, good verbal and non-verbal communication, and a friendly and gentle approach are a must if you want to make a difference.

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BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Dental Technology
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Dental Technology (top-up)
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Digital Dental Technology
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Dental Technology (top-up)
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

FdSc FdSc Dental Technology
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Digital Dental Technology
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

University of Bolton

FdSc FdSc Dental Technology
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

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