dental technician


Dental technicians manufacture dental custom-made devices like bridges, crowns, dentures and appliances under the supervision of dental practitioners following their directions and specifications.

Alternative label

  • maxillo-facial prosthetic technician

  • prosthetic technologist

  • maxillo-facial prosthetic technologist

  • orthodontic technologist

  • chief dental technician

  • dental prosthetist

  • chief dental technologist

  • dental technologist

  • senior dental technician

  • orthodontic technician

  • senior dental technologist

  • clinical dental technician

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Optional skills and competences



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