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The innovative Higher Education Diploma in Dental Technology is designed to educate and train dental technicians and prepare them for registration with the General Dental Council (GDC) and to practice as a dental technician.
The diploma is delivered in collaboration between the University of the Highlands and Islands and the University of Aberdeen Dental School and Hospital, supported by NHS Grampian and NHS Education for Scotland. Like all new courses within dentistry, the diploma will have provisional approval from the GDC until the first students have completed the entire programme.
Dental technicians focus on the manufacture and repair of custom-made dental appliances under prescription of a dentist. Most Dental technicians work in independent private sector dental laboratories and with NHS Health Boards in hospitals.
Part Time (Structured)
Learning takes place within the University of Aberdeen Dental School and Hospital and at the your place of employment. You will be required to attend the University of Aberdeen on two consecutive days per month. Teaching is delivered face-to-face and enhanced through the online study via the UHI Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.
The Higher Education Diploma in Dental Technology will prepare you for registration with the General Dental Council (GDC) and to practice as a dental technician.
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International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.