What is a Clinical Dental Technician?
A Clinical Dental Technician is a specially trained dental technician who has undergone additional training in the clinical aspects of prosthetic dentistry.
This training includes:-
• Impression taking
• Bite registration techniques (ways to record the way the top and bottom jaw meet)
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• Advanced denture fabrication techniques (Bps system)
• Techniques for flat gums
• Infection control systems and universal precautions
• Clinical examinations
• Medical record keeping
The clinical part of the denture fabrication is usually carried out by a dentist. In 2008 the GDC (general dental council) made it possible
for dental technicians with the correct additional training to register and officially become Clinical Dental Technician’s. You can check with the GDC on their website to see whether a clinician is qualified to carry out the work they offer, or what to do if you are unhappy with the way you have been treated and cannot get a resolve.