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What does a Dental Technician do?

A Dental Technician makes dental appliances such as dentures or mouthguards. You might take casts or impressions of clients’ teeth and mouths and use them to construct prosthetic pieces. Dental Technicians use a range of techniques to make mouth appliances and may use materials including wire, ceramics or plastic. You might work for a dental practice or for a specialist appliance manufacturer.

Dental Technicians should have excellent fine motor skills and strong attention to detail. You’ll need to understand the needs of your clients and may have to use your analytical and problem solving abilities. Dental Technicians should be organised and be able to manage their time well.

Dental Technician Courses

There are 8 courses available for people who want to become a Dental Technician.

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How much does a Dental Technician earn?

In Australia, a full time Dental Technician generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Dental Technician?

The number of people working in this industry has dropped slightly in recent years. There are currently 2,700 people employed as a Dental Technician in Australia compared to 2,900 five years ago. Dental Technicians may find work across all regions of Australia, particularly larger towns and cities.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Dental Technician?

A Diploma of Dental Technology is an ideal qualification if you’re interested in a career as a Dental Technician. You’ll learn to construct dental restorations and appliances and perform repairs on dentures and other pieces. You could also consider a Diploma of Dental Prosthetics.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within dentistry. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.