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Dental Technology

Sheffield College
2 years
Foundation / Pathway program
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About this program

Awarded by: The Open University

This exciting new course offers a practical focus to Dental Technology, allowing students to develop specialist skills in depth whilst also gaining a broad, contextual understanding of the profession. Using a variety of techniques including workshops, seminars and guest lecturers, industry experts are collaboratively involved in the programme. The course encourages the development of practical skills in specialist areas including Complete/Partial Removable Prosthodontics, Fixed Restorative Prosthodontics and Orthodontics that meet the needs of the profession and fulfil the competences and educational requirements set out by the General Dental Council.

The standards and scope of practice defined by The General Dental Council are core to the delivery of the programme. Completion of the course will allows students to be registered as Dental Care Professionals (Dental Technicians) working within the competences set by scope of practice.

Level 4 (Year 1) will focus on academic, professional and basic practical skills necessary for success in the profession. Level 5 (Year 2) develops experience and further professional understanding in the manufacturing techniques and theoretical practices required. Both years of the course comprises of two semesters. In Semester 1 (September to January) students will study 8 modules ranging from 10 to 20 credits. In Semester 2 (January to May) students will study 6 modules, all 10 or 20 credit modules with the exception of Dental Technology Techniques – Removable Prosthesis and Orthodontics, which is a 40 credit module.

Admission requirements

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Sheffield College

The Sheffield College is a general Further Education College in the Sheffield City Region, providing high quality academic, technical and vocational training to enhance qualifications, skills and employability across the region. Adopting a 'one college approach', we operate from a...

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