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Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19

Course Overview

The course introduces the student to the materials and manufacturing techniques used in the dental laboratory for the manufacturing of metallic dental appliances across all disciplines. Modern materials and techniques based on Computer aided design computer aided machining (CADCAM) are explored.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 20 credits (10 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mr James Mackie

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2
  • Dentistry (DE)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course explains the theoretical and practical components of dental alloys and the techniques used for the manufacture of metallic components used in dental appliances. Students are provided with the theory of dental refractory cast production, appliance design, metal forming techniques and metal finishing techniques. It forms the foundation for knowledge of this subject.  Students will demonstrate this knowledge in the laboratory setting in the work they produce under prescription for their client’s treatment of patients.

This course fulfils the requirements for the  relevant Government Skills for Health National Occupational Standards for Dental Technology.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

There are no assessments for this course.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyApply the science underpinning dental materials used in the manufacture of dental removable Prosthodontic appliances.
ProceduralCreateDesign, manufacture and critique metal components used in dental appliance manufacturing processes.
ReflectionEvaluateDescribe and evaluate the procedures used in the design and manufacture of metallic dental devices.
ProceduralApplyApply legal, regulatory, management and quality control procedures to administer dental prescriptions.

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