DipHE Dental Technology

DipHE Dental Technology

DipHE in Dental Technology

The only programme of its kind in Scotland, this specialist course integrates teaching of dental technology, on and off campus, with on-line learning which will educate and train students to be dental technicians. On qualifying with the DipHE in Dental Technology, you will be eligible to register with the General Dental Council (GDC) to practise as a dental technician and to use that title. Dental technicians manufacture, repair and advise on custom-made dental appliances under the prescription of a dentist or other qualified dental care professional.

Upon completion of the programme you will understand the role of a dental care professional, the anatomy, physiology and human disease relevant to dental technology as well as biomaterials and technical aspects related to fixed and removable prostheses and orthodontic appliances. The programme offers you the opportunity to study whilst employed as a trainee dental technician in a registered dental laboratory. This facilitates learning and removes the need to re-locate.

Please note that all applicants must be employed as a trainee dental technician in an MHRA registered laboratory and have access to all three dental technology disciplines.  Please refer to the Application Guidance & Programme Prospectus for further details. 


Applications for our next intake in September 2023 have now closed.   The application window for September 2024 will open in Spring 2024. 

Application information can be found here.