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University of Bolton: Digital Dental Technology

Institution University of Bolton
Department Dental Technology
Telephone +44 (0)1204 903903
Study type Taught


This MSc in Digital Dental Technology aims to meet the dental industry's need for professionals skilled in advanced dental technology manufacturing techniques. Combining essential knowledge from the fields of digital dental technology, materials science, research, leadership and management, this course is ideal if you are a dental technician or clinical professional seeking to take your already considerable knowledge of dental technology to the postgraduate level.

The University of Bolton's MSc in Digital Dental Technology offers you the opportunity to develop skills using digital dental systems to manufacture appliances in fixed prosthodontics, removable prosthodontics and orthodontics. It will support you to further your knowledge of how digital solutions can assist with advanced techniques, including dental implants. In addition, we'll help you build your business and transferable skills, ready to take on leadership and management roles or run your own commercial dental laboratory. Overall, this postgraduate degree is an ideal academic progression for dental technicians and clinical professionals who have suitable training and experience in dental technology.

Studying this course will help to develop your understanding of how principles and techniques from different fields, such as engineering, materials science, and computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), can be brought together to advance dental technology. We'll provide you with a sound background in research methodology and critical thinking that will support you if you choose a career in dental research and development.

Our industry-experienced team will guide you as you gain an in-depth knowledge of digital technology and manufacturing practices. Your training will offer plenty of hands-on experience as you learn to design and manufacture advanced dental appliances and implant restorations that are biomechanically acceptable.

Your studies will culminate in an independent and substantial piece of research that offers you the chance to demonstrate your mastery of an aspect of contemporary dental technology. In consultation with our team, you'll choose an area of interest to research (ideally through experiment) so you can mould your own master's-level learning. You'll be able to draw together concepts from across your learning as you develop your research methodology, collect and analyse data, interpret and justify your results, and draw your conclusions. This exciting process not only helps to develop your advanced dental research knowledge but supports you in gaining the critical analysis, problem-solving and lifelong learning skills you'll need to adapt to new challenges, techniques and procedures throughout your career.


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