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Tuition Fees:$342 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Dental Laboratory Sciences
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Biomedical & Allied Health Sciences
Campus:Korle-Bu Campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

This programme pertains to the science and art of producing or manufacturing of corrective devices and replacements for natural teeth. The Programme content includes dental laboratory safety procedures and precautions including crossinfection decontamination and health and safety legislation.

Concepts and techniques associated with the construction of dental casts in dental stone, dental articulators, semi-adjustable and fully adjustable, special trays in shellac, acrylic and metal, occlusal rims in wax, direct and indirect relining repairs, tissue protectors and orthodontic base plates.

Ideal candidates for professions in dental technology usually demonstrate dexterity in using small instruments, good eye-hand coordination and colour perception. They also have the patience to attend to minute detail and an interest in learning the underlying material science.

The practice of Dentistry in general and Dental Laboratory Technology as a specialty field has always been and will continue to be ever changing interrelated fields of endeavour. Both health and aesthetics considerations will continue to be the factors which would significantly affect the continuing development of the sector.

As we advance further into the 21st century, a period of true promise and steady growth in dentistry and dental laboratory sales can safely be anticipated. In fact the future of the entire dental arena is very promising. This programme prepares graduates to work closely with all the dental personnel in their job setting in a professional manner.

At the end of the B.Sc. (DLS) programme, students would be expected to have gained a solid grounding, sound knowledge and understanding of the:
• Fundamental construction and technical design factors relevant to dental laboratory sciences;
• Relevant physical and scientific concepts and principles applied to fabricating dental appliances, prostheses and the materials associated with them;
• Anatomy and physiology of the head and neck;
• Professional and ethical responsibilities of the dental laboratory scientist;
• Health and safety issues, including legislation; Dental team, its function and values, the roles and responsibilities;
• Biomaterials, behavioural and biomedical sciences; Relevance and role of continual professional development; Application and relevance of research to the practice of dental laboratory sciences;
• And Clinical significance of dental laboratory sciences.

Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in Chemistry, Physics and either Biology or Elective Mathematics


For International Students:

West Africa WASSCE:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics and a Science subject
Electives: Credit passes in Three (3) Electives comprising Chemistry, Physics and either Biology or Further Mathematics

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:

Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects comprising Chemistry, Physics and either Biology or Mathematics

International Baccalaureate:

Applicants must have at least Grade 5 in Chemistry, and either Biology or Physics at the Higher Level.
In addition, applicants must have at least grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics SL and at least grade C for the third science at the IGCSE or equivalent.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS
After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
Swift: ECOCGHAC

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

Students who graduate from this programme would be able to construct and assemble false teeth and other prosthetic devices for dental patients. They may specialise in a number of areas, including the following: • Crowns and bridges • Orthodontic appliances • Ceramics • Partial dentures • Complete dentures While some graduates may choose to start their own businesses, many may find employment opportunities in the following work environments: • Dental product manufactures • Military base dental laboratories • Private dental offices • Commercial dental laboratories • Hospital dental clinics

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $342
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,885

Relevant Contact

Prof.
Solomon F. Ofori-Acquah
Dean of School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences