Bachelor of Dental Technology(R/724/6/0017) (11/26) (MQA/FA 0208)

BACHELOR OF DENTAL TECHNOLOGY

The program aims to equip competent dental technologists with strong theoretical and practical knowledge to significantly contribute as a member of the dental health care for planning, designing and fabrication of dental prosthesis that involves construction of dentures, removable appliances. The basic biomedical sciences within this program will be taught in the school of medicine.

The technological training will be carried out in the school of dentistry and dental hospital. The students enrolled in dental technology program will be integrated with undergraduate dental students for few course elements to ensure effective teamwork throughout their learning duration and future endeavours.

 

CoursesMinimum Entry RequirementsCareer Opportunity

Programme Outline

Year 1
The first year deals with the introduction of basis medical sciences like anatomy and physiology to enhance their knowledge and understanding in dentistry. Students will be introduced to basic dental science disciplines (oral biology, oral physiology, dental laboratory and prosthetic technology). Students will develop the laboratory skills to fabricate complete dentures, removable partial dentures and orthodontic appliances.
Year 2
More detailed study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, oral microbiology, oral biology, dental material and prosthetic technology will be taught. Students will develop the laboratory skills to fabricate cast partial dentures, crown and bridge work, simple occlusal splint construction and orthodontics appliances.
Year 3
Students will be trained with regards to the laboratory aspects of fixed prosthodontics which encompasses crowns and bridges, veneers, inlays & onlays. Students will develop the laboratory skills to fabricate intraoral maxillofacial prosthesis, orthodontic appliances and complex occlusal splints. The principle involved in health promotion and health education is also incorporated in the curriculum with special emphasis on communication, sociology and psychology
Year 4
Final year emphasizes on the application of knowledge and skills involved in management of complex dental cases like implant supported crown and bridge work, precision attachments and extra-oral maxillofacial prosthesis.

 

QUALIFICATION  ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 
A-Levels/STPM Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects i.e.
Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.
(Grade C can only be in either Physics or Mathematics)
AIMST Foundation in Science/ Matriculation/Foundation in Science/Pre-medical course** (course ≥ 1 year in the same
institution)
CGPA 3.0 (out of 4) in 3 subjects i.e.
Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics
UEC B4 each in 5 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry, Physics,
Mathematics and Additional Mathematics
UNSW Foundation /MUFY/Western Australia Curriculum Council/ HSC Sydney Australia/ Trinity College Foundation Studies/ Australian Universities Foundation Programmes/ South Australian Matriculation/ Victorian Certificate of Education, Australia Year 12/ Ausmat Aggregate or average of 80% or equivalent of B in 3 subjects
i.e. Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics Or
80% ATAR provided the subjects include
·         Biology
·         Chemistry and
·         Physics or Mathematics
National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 / New Zealand Bursary Average of 80% in 3 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry
and Physics or Mathematics
CPU/ CIMP/ Canadian Grade 12/13/ Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12 Average of 80% in 3 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry
and Physics or Mathematics
Indian Pre-University Average of 70% in 3 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry
and Physics or Mathematics
International Baccalaureate (IB) 30 points with a minimum of 2 science subjects or
Mathematics at Higher Level (HL) and 1 science subject at
Standard Level and attained a minimum score of 4
each in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics
Diploma in Health Sciences (course ≥ 2 1/2 years or 5 semesters in the same institution) CGPA ≥ 3.5 (out of 4)
Diploma in Dental Technology CGPA 2.75 (Entry into year two (2) is subjected to credit
transfer exemption policy)

Career Opportunities

Dental technologists have ample opportunities in both public and private sectors:

  • Ministry of Health Dental Service
  • The Armed Forces
  • Dental Clinics
  • Companies (Industry manufacturing dental prosthetic materials)
  • Private Dental Laboratories
  • University Teaching and Research