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Clinical Dental Technology

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must possess a degree in Dental Technology. Entry to training in clinical dental technology would normally follow, as a minimum, a three year period of professional experience in a dental laboratory.  Applicants must have evidence of satisfactory seroconversion for protection against Hepatitis B. New regulations require testing for Hepatitis C for new entrants to the HSE.  Applicants will also be required to undergo Garda (Police) Vetting.


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The course runs over 18 months, part-time leading to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology.

Closing Date

Closing date for the January 2023 intake is to be confirmed

Tuition fees (2018/2019)

EU residents €11,458/Non EU residents €23, 808

Bench fee is €3,000

Note that the above fees pertain to the 2018/9 academic year and as such are subject to change. Please see here (  for the most up to date information on postgraduate fees.


Dublin Dental University Hospital



Amy Fisher, Postgraduate Administrator, Dublin Dental University Hospital. Tel 00353-1-612 7354


Course Staff

The Course Director is  Dr Brendan Grufferty

About the programme


This programme has been designed to enable postgraduate dental technicians, working in general dental services, the community and hospital dental services, to safely and effectively provide intraoral prostheses for patients to the highest international standards.


The course will extend over 18 months and consist of formal didactic components, supervised clinical practice, directed private study, written assignments, oral presentations and formative and summative assessments.  Candidates for the course have to attend 3 days per week (Tuesday – Thursday).  The course is divided into 8 modules, each having specific aims and learning outcomes.  There are elements of direct contact teaching, self-directed learning, clinical practice, clinical competence and associated assignments for each module.

Format & assessment

Assessment is by written and oral work, clinical attachments and portfolio of work.

Application procedure

New applications must be made online through