Reference Quantity: ST0108

Particulars of ordinary


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 break up into crown & bridge, dentures and orthodontics; most labs concentrate on 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 fantastic line between artwork and science; they manufacture exact custom-made medical home equipment however require the eye to element, color and guide dexterity that’s anticipated of fantastic artists.

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

Working as a part of the Dental Group 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 accountable for the standard of their completed work earlier than it’s launched to the dentist and affected person.



The Dental Technician may have data 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 Pc Aided Design (CAD)/ Pc Aided Manufacturing (CAM) & IT Options).

Materials Choice

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


The Dental Group and Professionalism

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

Medical Units Directive & GDC Tips

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


The Dental Technician will have the ability to:

Acceptable Machine Choice

Advise the prescribing dentist on acceptable 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 advanced therapy and search recommendation from the dentist or extra skilled Dental Technicians as acceptable.

Machine Manufacture

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

1.Prosthetic Machine Manufacture (Dentures)

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

2.Conservation Machine 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 Machine Manufacture (Braces)

Produce fashions for Orthodontic case research functions and equipment development

Design and manufacture detachable, practical and glued orthodontic home equipment

Digital Manufacturing Procedures

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

Machine Evaluation

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

Can evaluate 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 workforce. 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 laws


What is required

Persevering with Private Improvement

Proactive in their very own growth, 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, info governance and related legal guidelines.


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

Accountability & 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 may have A ranges or current

related Stage 3 {qualifications}. Different related or prior expertise may additionally be thought of in its place. Employers who recruit candidates with out English and Maths GCSE at Grade C or above (or permitted equal) should be certain that the candidate achieves this normal previous to the completion of the apprenticeship.


Stage 5 Basis Diploma Science in Dental Know-how

Linokay to skilled registration

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

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

Notice:  To fulfill the necessities for registration the competencies and related curriculum will likely be used together with the educational outcomes detailed within the GDC doc ‘Getting ready for Follow.’(

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


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

The steering from the Normal Dental Councils high quality assurance part may also inform the persevering with growth and updating of the Apprenticeship.

Regulated normal

It is a regulated occupation.

Regulator physique:

Normal Dental Council

Coaching supplier have to be permitted by regulator physique

EPAO have to be permitted by regulator physique

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