Clinical dental technician

Clinical dental technician

2 Jan , 2015  

What is a Clinical dental technician?

A clinical dental technician has registration in the dental technology scope of practice and a postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology.

A clinical dental technician has the following scope of practice:

  • taking impressions and undertaking other non-invasive clinical procedures involved in the fitting, relining or repair of removable complete dentures when there are no natural teeth remaining and there is no diseased or unhealed hard or soft tissue.

  • taking impressions and undertaking other non-invasive clinical procedures involved in the fitting, relining or repair of removable partial dentures subject to the patient having obtained an oral health certificate from a dentist or dental specialist.

  • taking impressions and undertaking other non-invasive clinical procedures involved in the construction or repair of removable complete and partial immediate dentures on the prescription of, and prior to the fitting by a dentist or dental specialist, taking impressions, relining and undertaking other non-invasive clinical procedures involved in the construction of removable complete and partial root/tooth over-dentures subject to the patient having obtained an oral health certificate from a dentist or dental specialist.

To find a clinical dental technician near you visit www.fillinggaps.co.nz and click the ‘specialist’ box to select ‘clinical dental technician’.


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