Case study

Developing new professions for new businesses: Bringing the Sparkle to dental science

21 Mar 2017

The University of Bolton has joined forces with Sparkle Dental Labs to be part of a sector-leading learning environment for dental sciences students that will bring new jobs to Bolton. Based in the University’s Queen’s Specialist Building, Sparkle Dental Labs will be based adjacent to the University’s brand new purpose-build dental sciences teaching facilities which have been developed as part of the University’s vision to kick-start investment in dental sciences higher education.

Part of Genix Healthcare and based in Leeds, Sparkle Dental Labs is led by Managing Director, Mustafa Mohammed who is Chair of the national trailblazer programme for dentistry and is well known for his holistic approach to education and industry. Through its parent company, Sparkle Dental Labs is a partner in sponsoring UTC Bolton, ensuring students there get both clinical and laboratory experience in dentistry.

The new laboratory opened in 2016 and brought 100 jobs to Bolton, with further long-term plans to create 100 more posts over the next three years.

With industry professionals on campus, full-time undergraduate students studying on dental science courses work on real-life projects on-campus, have direct access to the latest commercial and professional techniques in the dental industry and have a distinct advantage of career networking opportunities.

Sparkle Dental Lab’s state-of-the-art new laboratory operation covers 600 square metres of floor space on the ground floor of Queen’s.

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