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Clinical Dental Technology

Course Details
The Postgraduate Diploma course is held over an eighteen-month period. The course provides a wide background of focused education and training in clinical dental technology techniques to enable the Clinical Dental Technician to work clinically to the highest national and international standards both safely and independently. A comprehensive education in the theoretical and clinical principles of treatment of edentulous and partially dentate patients is provided. The course leads to the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology (P. Grad. Dip. in Clinical Dental Technology).

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Applicants must possess a dental technology degree or equivalent qualification. Entry to training in Clinical Dental Technology would normally follow a minimum of a three year period of general professional training. Applicants must have evidence of satisfactory protection against Hepatitis B. New regulations may require testing for Hepatitis C for new entrants to the HSE in the future. Applicants will also be required to undergo Garda (Police) vetting. Applicants will also need to include an additional 300-word statement indicating why they wish to undertake the course. For applicants whose first language is not English, the required proficiency for admission to this course is an IELTS (academic version) score of 7, with no individual band below 7.

All applicants must upload a separate statement (no more than 300 words in length) stating why they wish to undertake the Diploma.

Duration

18 months Part Time.

Further enquiries

Course Director(s): Dr Brendan Grufferty
Course Administrator(s): Ms Catherine Creagh
Course Email(s): catherine.creagh@dental.tcd.ie
Course Tel(s): 01-612 7354

Assessment method

Assessment is by written and oral work, clinical attachments and portfolio of work.

Application date

Closing Date: To be confirmed.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: September 2017

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