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Dental Technology course details

The University of Otago's Bachelor of Dental Technology (BDentTech) programme is the only one in New Zealand.

It's a three-year degree taught within the Faculty of Dentistry. This creates long-lasting relationships with other dental health professionals, and establishes the right dental care perspective from day one.

During your study you will learn about:

  • The oral environment
  • Biomaterial
  • Design principles
  • Practical skills in designing and fabricating appliances for the mouth

These appliances include:

  • Artificial teeth (such as complete dentures)
  • Partial dentures
  • Implants
  • Mouth guards
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Removable orthodontic appliances in materials such as acrylics, alloys, and ceramics