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
- Design principles
- Practical skills in designing and fabricating appliances for the mouth
These appliances include:
- Artificial teeth (such as complete dentures)
- Partial dentures
- Mouth guards
- Removable orthodontic appliances in materials such as acrylics, alloys, and ceramics
“It's hard work, but it's manageable. You can't just cruise. You are constantly dealing with new technology and materials … The lecturers are very helpful. They really know their stuff and have a lot of industry experience.”