Mount Kenya University being a science and Technology Oriented university carried out a market survey and found out that; the opportunities that exist for dentists now and in the future make oral health one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding professions. Individuals who choose to pursue dental careers are motivated, scientifically curious, intelligent, ambitious, and socially conscious health professionals. They are men and women from diverse backgrounds and cultures, all of whom want to do work that make a difference.
Why Study the Programme
To Train Dental Technologist who will Evaluate, Design, fabricate and fit dental prostheses and appliance accurately
There is a principle that the population should have access to all areas of primary health care, including necessary dental care. Care should be based on scientific evidence and provided efficiently. The Bachelor of Science in Dental Technology of Mount Kenya University shall provide students with specialized knowledge, skills and attitudes to design and manufacture dental prosthetic devices (dentures, partial dentures, crowns and bridges) and orthodontic devices(both passive and active retainers). The programme will produce Dental Technicians and technologists who usually work in a commercial dental laboratory which is separate from the dental practice.
To be admitted into the Diploma in Dental Technology programme, a student must fulfill the following requirements:
a.) A Mean grade of at least C (Plain) at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) level or its equivalent.
C (Plain) in English ,C in Mathematics or Physical Science or Physics C- in any one of the following: -
Biology, Metal Work, Mathematics, Chemistry, General Science.
Exemptions and Credit Transfers
Nine (9) Trimesters
Progamme Start Dates.
Every January, May and Sept