Dental technologists use specialized tools and techniques to design, make, fix and adjust dental devices. They have an expert understanding of the oral and facial structure and function, and dental device materials and techniques. Dental technologists use this knowledge to create devices that help people alleviate dental problems. The dental problems treated by dental technologists include missing, broken, cracked, or crooked teeth.
Dental technologists provide services in laboratories in either dental clinics or stand-alone facilities. These services include:
In Ontario, “Dental Technologist” is a regulated profession subject to the Standard of Practice and Guidelines and Code of Ethics defined by the College of Dental Technologists of Ontario. For more information on regulatory colleges, view our What is a Regulatory College page.
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