WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,445 /year
Applications Begin:August 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Dental Technology
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:College of Health Sciences
Campus:Thika Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

Course Rationale
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 makes a difference.

Why study the programme

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles of Dental Technology.
  2. Demonstrate the application of methodologies needed for the identification and control of those factors that can adversely affect the health of present and future generations.
  3. Apply the requisite technical, scientific, managerial and interpersonal skills
  4. Undertake the profession and practice of Dental Technology.
  5. Service the needs of the commercial, industrial and public sector where they may be employed./deployed
  6. Demonstrate competence in conducting research and development.

Target Groups
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, implants 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 office. Also work in public hospitals

Programme Objectives
The programme will be able to:

  1. Generate and impart knowledge, skills and attitudes that are pertaining to effective recognition and response to Dental Technology challenges.
  2. Prepare students academically and professionally for a career in Dental Technology.
  3. Produce competent graduates capable of conducting research and development. This is through critical analysis, problem-solving and life- long learning.
  4. To develop and expand opportunities for individuals wishing to continue their education in the health science disciplines.
  5. Provide community service through consultation, advice, training, participation, moral and financial support to the community and other stakeholders.
Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements
All candidates admitted to Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Technology in the School of Health Sciences must satisfy the following requirements:

i) Direct Entry

  1. They must satisfy common university requirements for admission.
  2.  In addition, candidates must have obtained at least the minimum cut-off points for the year as determined from the following subject cluster drawn from the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) at “C+” level or its equivalent for each of the following subjects: Mathematics or Physics, Chemistry / Physical sciences, Biology/ Biological Science, English or Kiswahili.Or
  3. In addition the candidate should have obtained Division II at KCE or EACE or A level holder with at least three passes in any two of the following Mathematics/ Physics, Biology and Chemistry.Or
  4.  A Bachelor’s Science Degree or Diploma in health related courses recognized by the University Senate.

ii)  Entry via University Bridging

  1. A holder of KCSE certificate or equivalent with a minimum of C+ and lacking cluster subjects in either Mathematics or Physics, Chemistry / Physical sciences,  Biology/ Biological Science, English or Kiswahili
  2. A holder of EACE certificate or equivalent with minimum of two passes and lacking O level clusters subject grades as in  (3) above.

iii)  Entry via Pre-university Programme
A holder of KCSE certificate or equivalent with a mean aggregate of C plain with C plain in either Mathematics or Physics, Chemistry / Physical sciences,  Biology/ Biological Science, English or Kiswahili.
1v)Entry via upgrading
Diploma in Dental Technology from a recognised institution by the university senate, have undergone one year mandatory internship and at least two years’ work experience.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East African applicants: $9
Application Fees for International Students: $46

Application Guidelines:
**Application forms can be downloaded from or collected from the school campuses/ marketing centres. Duly filled application forms should be addressed to the Registrar – Academic Administration.

The following Documents should be made available:
– Copies of all academic certificates including secondary school certificates, Bachelors, Diplomas & Certificate level transcripts and certificates.
– One (1) recent passport size photograph (write your name on reverse side)
– Copy of national I.D/Passport.

Application fee is as follows:
– a) Kshs 1000 for Certificate, Diploma and under- graduate programs for the East African applicants. USD 50 for the Non-East African Applicants.
– Kshs 2000 for Postgraduate programmes for East African Applicants. USD 100 for Non-East African Applicants.

Application for admission does not guarantee admission into the University for course applied for; this will be subject to fulfilment of all requirements and class size as approved by the University Senate.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities for this programme include:
– Dental Technologist
– Dental therapist
– Dental hygienist
– Dentist

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East African applicants: $1,445
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,735

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs. 159,100
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs 190,920
Students from Countries in the East African  Community (EAC), pay the same amount as Kenyan Students. The six countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

– All international students (Non East African) are to pay additional (statutory fee, quality assurance & tuition fee) of 20% above the normal fee.
– The university fees payment can also be done in easy instalments within the semester. The instalments are as follows: 30% upon registration, 30%- second instalment, 20%-third instalment 20% – fourth instalment.

Relevant Contact

Medical School Office
For School Enquiries
General School Office
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Admissions Office
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