24 months
24489 USD/year
22333 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Dental Technology is a global profession. Throughout the world there is a high demand for skilled dental technicians. This Master of Dental Technology is taught at University of Otago.

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A candidate whose qualification for admission to the Master of Dental Technology at University of Otago is a postgraduate diploma (other than the Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Technology) or equivalent may be exempted from papers to a maximum of 60 points, provided that the candidate's previous study is directly relevant to the proposed and approved programme of study.

The programme of study, the topic of the thesis, and the supervisors of the research, shall be approved by the Faculty of Dentistry.

A candidate may not present a thesis which has previously been accepted for another degree.

For the thesis, the research should be of a kind that a diligent and competent student should complete within one year of full-time study.

Career opportunities 

The high skill base that New Zealand dental technicians achieve makes them desirable to overseas employers. 

In New Zealand and Australia, dental technicians are employed by commercial dental laboratories. These laboratories provide the bulk of the work for the private dental industry, the defence forces, hospitals, and state 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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Dental Materials Science
  • Advanced Fixed Prosthodontic Techniques
  • Advanced Implant Prosthodontic Techniques
  • Advanced Maxillofacial Prosthodontic Techniques
  • Advanced Dental Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by programme with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand. 
  • A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.
  • If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24489 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24489 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    22333 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22333 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National: 37,439 NZD
  • International: 41,054 NZD


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Dental Technology
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