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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 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 apply outlined by the Basic Dental Council (GDC) Scope of apply 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 infrequently meet sufferers. Dental Technicians will be capable 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 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 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 crew members in administration and management, professionalism and communication.

Medical Gadgets Directive & GDC Tips

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


The Dental Technician will be capable to:

Acceptable System Choice

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

System Manufacture

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

1.Prosthetic System Manufacture (Dentures)

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

2.Conservation System 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 System 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 essential procedures utilized in design and manufacture of {custom} made gadgets (together with CAD/CAM & IT Options).

System Evaluation

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

Can assessment 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 crew. Deal with complaints successfully and inside GDC tips.

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 Improvement

Proactive in their very own growth, prepared 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 provide and obtain suggestions successfully and tactfully inside the wider dental crew; 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 could have A ranges or current

related Stage 3 {qualifications}. Different related or prior expertise may additionally be thought of as a substitute. Employers who recruit candidates with out English and Maths GCSE at Grade C or above (or authorised equal) should be sure that the candidate achieves this customary 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 Basic Dental Council as a Dental

Technician, by advantage of a suitable qualification accredited by the GDC.

Observe:  To satisfy the necessities for registration the competencies and related curriculum will likely be used at the side of the training outcomes detailed within the GDC doc ‘Making ready for Apply.’(

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


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

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

Regulated customary

This can be a regulated occupation.

Regulator physique:

Basic Dental Council

Coaching supplier should be authorised by regulator physique

EPAO should be authorised by regulator physique

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