Dental Prosthetist Jobs
Dental Prosthetists, like Dental Technicians, design, construct and repair dental appliances and devices – such as dentures, overdentures, crowns, mouthguards, splints/nightguards, and sleep apnoea/anti-snoring devices. However, extra training gives them the ability to work autonomously with patients, or as part of the wider dental team. They can provide diagnostic and preventative services to patients, take measurements, and make molds and impressions of the mouth and teeth to construct new appliances in the Dental Laboratory. Dental Prosthetists may manage a laboratory and team of dental technicians. They can refer patients to Dental Specialists for further diagnosis and treatment. Dental Prosthetists complete an Advanced Diploma in Dental Prosthetics (after the Diploma of Dental Technology) or a Bachelor's degree in Dental Technology and Dental Prosthetics.