Bachelor Of Science In Dental Technology

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Undergraduate or Graduate Level : Undergraduate Level
Duration of Program : 3 years

About this Program

Dental Technologists are the people who make replacements of lost parts in the form of dentures, crowns, bridges, veneers, in and onlays, maxillofacial and orthodontic appliances that improve patients’ appearance, speech and their ability to chew.
Prior to 1982, Uganda trained her Dental Technologists abroad, a very expensive exercise that resulted in low numbers. Makerere University in 1982 with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education and Sports decided to start training Dentists locally. Although this improved the clinical aspect of the service, the technical aspect was not addressed. Infact, sending them abroad for training was suspended in 1976, citing high costs. With time attrition in form of death and retirement has reduced Dental technologists to almost zero.

Courses

Year 1
Semester 2
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Applied Dental Materials II DLT 1212 5 Undergraduate Level
Complete Dentures - I DLT 1213 5 Undergraduate Level
Cast Restorations DLT 1214 5 Undergraduate Level
Introductory Techniques DLT 1111 3 Undergraduate Level
Metal Technology DLT 1211 5 Undergraduate Level
Semester 1
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Orthodontics I DLT 2113 4 Undergraduate Level
Applied Dental Materials DLT 1112 3 Undergraduate Level
Dental Anatomy and Physiology DLT 1113 5 Undergraduate Level
ICT and Current Issues DLT 1114 5 Undergraduate Level
Partial Denture Design DLT 1115 5 Undergraduate Level
Year 2
Semester 1
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Metal partial dentures –I DLT 2111 5 Undergraduate Level
Clinical Observation DLT 2112 5 Undergraduate Level
Work Placement DLT 2114 5 Undergraduate Level
Semester 2
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Metal partial Dentures – II DLT 2211 5 Undergraduate Level
Complete Dentures II DLT 2212 5 Undergraduate Level
Ceramics DLT 2213 5 Undergraduate Level
Practice management I DLT 2214 5 Undergraduate Level
Year 3
Semester 2
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Dental Assignments DLT 3212 5 Undergraduate Level
Advanced Dental Technology Studies DLT 3213 5 Undergraduate Level
Advanced Dental Technology Studies DLT 3213 5 Undergraduate Level
Perspectives on the Dental Team DLT 3214 5 Undergraduate Level
Orthodontics II DLT 3211 5 Undergraduate Level
Orthodontics II DLT 3211 5 Undergraduate Level
Semester 1
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Complete Dentures III DLT 3111 5 Undergraduate Level
Bonded Restorations DLT 3112 5 Undergraduate Level
Research and research project DLT 3113 3 Undergraduate Level