UniversityUniversity of Otago
This course is available
Level of Study
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
University of Otago
The Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology (PGDipCDTech) is a one year full-time course involving formal education, teaching and clinical practice held at the Faculty of Dentistry in Dunedin.
The programme, which includes three papers (DTEC 401 Complete Denture Prosthodontics, DTEC 402 Partial Denture Prosthodontics, and DTEC 403 Dental Health), is for dental technicians who wish to obtain training in Clinical Dental Technology and is designed to enable graduates to practise clinical procedures safely and restore the dentition using either complete or removable dentures.
There is also the option to study this programme part-time over two academic years. The part-time programme attendance model requires a minimum of 2 days per week attendance on campus at the Faculty of Dentistry in Dunedin. In addition, there is an initial orientation week and attendance is required for end of year examination/s at the University of Otago (Dunedin).
Structure of the Programme
a. The programme of study shall comprise the following papers:
DTEC 401 Denture Prosthodontics 1 (45 points)
DTEC 402 Denture Prosthodontics 2 (45 points)
DTEC 403 Dental Health (30 points)
Duration of the Programme
The duration of the programme shall be one academic year of full-time study.
Level of Award of the Diploma
The diploma may be awarded with distinction or with credit.
English language requirements