Dental Technology is the technical side of dentistry where a dental technician, on the prescription of a dentist, makes any prosthesis or appliance for the head and neck. This could consist of:
Dental technicians do not have direct contact with patients. Instead, they work in a dental laboratory where various prosthetic appliances are custom made. Dental technicians can be thought of as artists who, with a thorough understanding of dental materials science, use their artistic skills to fabricate the form, color, and function of individual teeth or maxillofacial prostheses for a patient. The fact that the product can affect the health and appearance of a person demands of the technician a high level of responsibility and accuracy. For this reason, the profession of dental technology is registered under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2004. Graduates with the Bachelor of Dental Technology (BDentTech) degree are automatically entitled to register with the New Zealand Dental Technicians Board.
The selection of applicants who have met these criteria will be based on academic merit. Final admission is subject to the fulfillment of the University’s entrance requirements and confirmation of satisfactory NCEA Level 3 results (or equivalent).
You need to complete credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at https://www.otago.ac.nz/courses/qualifications/bdenttech.html