32112 – Dental technologists and technicians



32112 – Dental technologists and technicians
Dental technologists and technicians design, prepare and fabricate dentures and dental devices as prescribed by dentists and other specialists. They are employed in dental laboratories. Dental technologists and technicians who are supervisors are included in this unit group.


Index of titles
Apprentice dental prosthesis maker
Apprentice dental technician
Certified dental technician (CDT)
Crown and bridge dental technician
Dental ceramist
Dental laboratory technician
Dental prosthesis maker
Dental technician
Dental technician - Canadian armed forces
Dental technician apprentice
Dental technician supervisor
Dental technologist
Metal dental technician
Orthodontic dental technician
Orthodontic prosthesis maker
Orthodontic technician
Registered dental technician (RDT)
Registered dental technologist (RDT)


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Design, fabricate, modify or repair dental devices including full or partial dentures, orthodontic appliances, crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, clasps and bands, and implants
Ensure proper handling and control of hazardous materials, and adhere to laboratory infection control procedures as required.
May consult with dentists or other specialists on problematic dental cases
May train and supervise other dental technicians and dental laboratory assistants in fabricating dentures and other dental devices
May conduct research in the science, techniques and practice of dental technology
May perform administrative functions for the dental laboratory.


Employment requirements
Dental technologists and technicians are required to complete a college program in dental technology or four or more years of on-the-job training under the supervision of a registered dental technologist or technician.
Registration with a regulatory body is required for dental technologists and technicians in all provinces except in Manitoba and the territories.


Additional information
Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants (33100)
Dental hygienists and dental therapists (32111)
Denturists (32110)