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Cardiff Met Dental Technology Open Day

A description of the BSc HONS Dental Technology course provided at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
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Chetan Geisel

on 14 October 2016

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Transcript of Cardiff Met Dental Technology Open Day

3 year full time degree course
Half of 2nd and 3rd year delivered and assessed with The University of Wales, Dental Hospital, Cardiff
Items for patients are completed during these periods
Contact with the Clinical Staff and Patients - an excellent component within the course
Entry Qualifications
96 points from at least 3 A levels to include grades BB, one to be in a Science subject (Maths accepted); Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma considered as a third subject
QCF BTEC Extended Diploma Merit Merit Merit within a Science subject
96 points from at least 3 Scottish Advanced Highers to include grades CC, one to be in a Science subject (Maths accepted)
96 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include grade 3 x H2 in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. Higher level subjects considered only with a minimum grade H4
96 points from the Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Science subject​
The Successful Student is
Proficient in all the theoretical and practical requirements of a Dental Technician
Competent in all standard dental technological procedures
Equipped with the abilities required of any Cardiff Metropolitan University honours degree graduate
Computer/TV
Teaching
Environment
Specialist
Laboratory
Facilities
Learning and Teaching Strategies Include
Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Oral presentations
Large amount of laboratory practicals
The Centre for Dental Technology
consists of
Individual Work Stations
Practical Demonstrations
Cardiff Met BSc (Hons) Dental Technology
Students
Working
Practical Subjects Studied:
Prosthodontics (Dentures)
Orthodontics (Braces)
Conservation (Crowns & Bridges)
Complete Dentures under construction
Further Adjustments
Completed in wax ready for conversion to plastic
Completed Full Dentures
Upper Partial Denture Model
Waxing the framework
Completed Wax Upper Partial Denture Wax-up
Completed Lower Cobalt Chromium Partial Denture Framework
Wires moving teeth forward
Wire to move tooth backwards
Wires hold teeth in correct position after movement
Porcelain being
mixed on a glass
plate
Building Porcelain on Sub-structure
Completed Porcelain
Build-up
Placed in furnace to heat
(Firing)
Completed Porcelain Crown
Small Scale Bridge
Career prospects
Currently good employment rates after successful completion of the course
(80% from unistats.direct.gov.uk - with 95% after 6 months)

Graduates can become employed within
Commercial Dental Laboratories
Private Practices
Dental Hospitals and Clinics
Or
Self employed in Own Commercial Dental Laboratory (after some experience)
Or
Undertake Postgraduate Studies
Or
Specialise through further training in:
Clinical Dental Technology
Maxillo-Facial Technology
Happy Graduates
Large Scale Bridgework
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