MMU Poster Presentation Afternoon

On Wednesday 21 March our President Barry Appleby and a council member Elizabeth Garratt headed to the north west to attend Manchester Metropolitan University’s (MMU) Dental Technology Poster Presentation afternoon. The afternoon is a very important event in the academic calendar and sees students present the findings of their final year projects to members of the industry, their lecturers and undergraduate colleagues.


They were an impressive bunch with the posters covering research topics ranging from Titanium Implants and 3shape Scanning to the expansion of Crystacal R and Burn-out cycles. The results of the presentations will go towards their final grade and the topics covered influence future research in the Healthcare Science department at MMU.  Students at MMU study all the practical disciplines of dental technology as well as elements of materials science, biological science and professionalism. This showed through in the variety of posters on show. The enthusiasm of the students this year demonstrated the success of the newly revised BSc(Hons) course to inspire young people into dental technology. You can view some photos in the slideshow below, or visit the DTA Facebook page to see photos and some of the posters from the afternoon.


With over 50 students presenting, the Class of 2012 will be the largest group to graduate with BSc(Hons) in Dental Technology from MMU.  Not only that but they are the first group of students to complete the newly revised course. As students up and down the country get their results in June, soon dental labs will see if this course had produced graduates up to the task of becoming working, registered dental technologists. This is particularly important considering the fierce competition in the jobs market currently.


The DTA would like to wish all dental technology students, from all colleges and universities in the UK, the very best of luck as they begin their career. Don’t forget to check our website out for information and help with careers, courses and jobs.