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Particulars of normal


Dental Technician


Length of Apprenticeship 

36 months 

Position profile 

Dental Technicians design, manufacture, modify and restore custom-made dental home equipment. Sometimes the work is undertaken in a dental laboratory on a prescription from a dentist. The work can broadly be break up into crown & bridge, dentures and orthodontics; most labs concentrate on one or two of those areas however throughout the apprenticeship Dental Technicians will develop competency throughout all disciplines from begin to end earlier than selecting if/the place to specialise as soon as they’re certified.

Dental Technicians tread a high quality line between artwork and science; they manufacture exact custom-made medical home equipment however require the eye to element, color and handbook dexterity that’s anticipated of high quality artists.

Dental Technicians are registered professionals and work inside the requirements and scope of follow outlined by the Basic Dental Council (GDC) Scope of follow Doc September 2013  http://www.gdc-

Working as a part of the Dental Staff Dental Technicians might want to adjust to skilled regulation, collaborate with dental practices and infrequently meet sufferers. Dental Technicians will have the ability to work with minimal supervision and are chargeable for the standard of their completed work earlier than it’s launched to the dentist and affected person.



The Dental Technician could have information of:

Oral Anatomy

Regular dental/oral anatomy and physiology.

Dental units and combating oral issues

How design of custom-made units can contribute to restoration of performance in addition to prevention of oral illness/additional decline.

Manufacturing Procedures

The procedures utilized in design and manufacture of {custom} made units – dentures, crowns, bridges, orthodontic (together with Laptop Aided Design (CAD)/ Laptop Aided Manufacturing (CAM) & IT Options).

Materials Choice

The rules relating to the choice and use of supplies to be used in {custom} made dental


The Dental Staff and Professionalism

The function of Dental Technician and different dental group members in administration and management, professionalism and communication.

Medical Units Directive & GDC Pointers

Compliance with the Medical Units Directive Council 93/42/EEC (MDD), GDC requirements for Dental Staff, Scope of follow[1 ].pdf


The Dental Technician will have the ability to:

Applicable Gadget Choice

Advise the prescribing dentist on applicable dental units based mostly on dentist enter, whereas recognising oral limitations and their impact on units. Consider, for particular person sufferers, the necessity for extra complicated therapy and search recommendation from the dentist or extra skilled Dental Technicians as applicable.

Gadget Manufacture

Design, manufacture, assess, restore, modify and supply biomechanically sound custom- made dental units within the following three areas:

1.Prosthetic Gadget Manufacture (Dentures)

Design and manufacture full and partial detachable prosthesis, together with the availability of {custom} made impression trays

2.Conservation Gadget Manufacture (Crown/Bridge)

Produce fashions and dies for conservation work

Design and manufacture single metallic and tooth colored restorations

Create substructures for bridgework and apply tooth colored supplies for everlasting restorations

3.Orthodontic Gadget Manufacture (Braces)

Produce fashions for Orthodontic case examine functions and equipment development

Design and manufacture detachable, practical and glued orthodontic home equipment

Digital Manufacturing Procedures

Conscious of the fundamental procedures utilized in design and manufacture of {custom} made units (together with CAD/CAM & IT Options).

Gadget Evaluation

Assess impressions, fashions and completed units in addition to the health for objective of units and suggest alternate options the place crucial, according to affected person prescription, and formally report these selections as for MDD necessities

Can assessment and High quality Guarantee the units

Implants and attachments

Conscious of fundamental procedures for using implants, milling and precision attachments as used with varied types of {custom} made dental restorations


Talk successfully with and about sufferers, their representatives and the remainder of the dental group. Deal with complaints successfully and inside GDC pointers.

Decontamination & An infection Management

Handle security, an infection management and decontamination dangers across the dental laboratory consistent with present rules


What is required

Persevering with Private Growth

Proactive in their very own improvement, prepared to decide to lifelong studying by use of a Private Growth Plan (PDP), private reflection and steady enchancment.

Moral/Authorized Consciousness

Recognise and act inside GDC requirements, moral steerage, data governance and related legal guidelines.


Keen to offer and obtain suggestions successfully and tactfully inside the wider dental group; takes duty for establishing private networks with dental professionals, specialists and different related people and organisations.

Duty & Integrity

Able to take duty for integrity of accomplished work.

Entry necessities

Particular person employers will set the choice standards for his or her apprentices. Most candidates could have A ranges or current

related Stage 3 {qualifications}. Different related or prior expertise can also be thought-about as a substitute. Employers who recruit candidates with out English and Maths GCSE at Grade C or above (or authorized equal) should be certain that the candidate achieves this customary previous to the completion of the apprenticeship.


Stage 5 Basis Diploma Science in Dental Expertise

Linok to skilled registration

On completion of the apprenticeship the apprentice can apply to register with the Basic Dental Council as a Dental

Technician, by advantage of an appropriate qualification accredited by the GDC.

Be aware:  To fulfill the necessities for registration the competencies and related curriculum will probably be used along side the training outcomes detailed within the GDC doc ‘Making ready for Observe.’(

The training and coaching suppliers have to be compliant with the GDC Requirements, Pupil health to follow and necessities for suppliers of training and coaching programmes.


The apprenticeship needs to be reviewed after a most of three years (length of Apprenticeship).

The steerage from the Basic Dental Councils high quality assurance part may also inform the persevering with improvement and updating of the Apprenticeship.

Regulated customary

It is a regulated occupation.

Regulator physique:

Basic Dental Council

Coaching supplier have to be authorized by regulator physique

EPAO have to be authorized by regulator physique

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