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Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Technology (PGDipDentTech)


University of Otago Faculty of Dentistry

Full time & Part time See Course PgDip, Other Full-time: approx 1 year; Part-time: equivalent

About the course

Dental Technology is a global profession. Throughout the world there is a high demand for skilled dental technicians.

In New Zealand and Australia, dental technicians are employed by commercial dental laboratories which provide the bulk of the work for the private dental industry, the defence forces, hospitals and state health dental services. The ratio of employer to employee is approximately 1:3 and many dental technicians ultimately set up business for themselves. There are no barriers to becoming self-employed.

The profession of dental technology is registered under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2004 and graduates with a Bachelor of Dental Technology (BDentTech) degree are automatically entitled to register with the New Zealand Dental Technicians Board in

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Entry Requirements

Every applicant must present evidence of ability for advanced level academic study, and have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Dental Technology, or have alternative qualifications and experience acceptable to the Dean of Dentistry (in considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be given to the detail of the course of study followed, as well as the applicant's performance).


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