Reference Quantity: ST0108

Particulars of normal


Dental Technician


Period of Apprenticeship 

36 months 

Function profile 

Dental Technicians design, manufacture, modify and restore custom-made dental home equipment. Usually the work is undertaken in a dental laboratory on a prescription from a dentist. The work can broadly be cut up into crown & bridge, dentures and orthodontics; most labs specialize in one or two of those areas however in the course of 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 apply outlined by the Common Dental Council (GDC) Scope of apply Doc September 2013 http://www.gdc-

Working as a part of the Dental Workforce Dental Technicians might want to adjust to skilled regulation, collaborate with dental practices and sometimes 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 data of:

Oral Anatomy

Regular dental/oral anatomy and physiology.

Dental gadgets and combating oral issues

How design of custom-made gadgets 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 gadgets – dentures, crowns, bridges, orthodontic (together with Pc Aided Design (CAD)/ Pc 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 Workforce and Professionalism

The position of Dental Technician and different dental workforce members in administration and management, professionalism and communication.

Medical Gadgets Directive & GDC Pointers

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


The Dental Technician will have the ability to:

Applicable Gadget Choice

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

Gadget Manufacture

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

1.Prosthetic Gadget Manufacture (Dentures)

Design and manufacture full and partial detachable prosthesis, together with the supply 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 research functions and equipment development

Design and manufacture detachable, useful and stuck orthodontic home equipment

Digital Manufacturing Procedures

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

Gadget Evaluation

Assess impressions, fashions and completed gadgets in addition to the health for function of gadgets and suggest options the place essential, consistent with affected person prescription, and formally report these selections as for MDD necessities

Can evaluate and High quality Guarantee the gadgets

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 workforce. Deal with complaints successfully and inside GDC tips.

Decontamination & An infection Management

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


What is required

Persevering with Private Improvement

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

Moral/Authorized Consciousness

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


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

Duty & Integrity

Able to take accountability 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 present

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


Degree 5 Basis Diploma Science in Dental Expertise

Linokay to skilled registration

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

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

Notice:  To satisfy the necessities for registration the competencies and related curriculum might be used at the side of the educational outcomes detailed within the GDC doc ‘Getting ready for Follow.’(

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


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

The steering from the Common Dental Councils high quality assurance part may even inform the persevering with improvement and updating of the Apprenticeship.

Regulated customary

This can be a regulated occupation.

Regulator physique:

Common Dental Council

Coaching supplier have to be accredited by regulator physique

EPAO have to be accredited by regulator physique

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