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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.


Example titles

  • Dental technician
  • Dental technician supervisor
  • Dental technologist
  • 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)

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
3 – Health occupations
2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations
Major group
32 – Technical occupations in health
Sub-major group
321 – Technical occupations in health (except practitioners of natural healing)
Minor group
3211 – Technical occupations in dental health care
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