About Clinical Dental Technicians
So what’s the difference between going to a Dentist for dentures or direct to a Clinical Dental Technician?
Unlike general dentists, Clinical Dental Technicians are personally involved in the manufacturing of your dentures in their on-site dental laboratories, as well as seeing each patient clinically for all the impression taking and denture fittings. They are officially a part of the dental team treating denture patients directly and keeping records the same as dentists.
Clinical Dental Technicians are not dentists; they only work with Dentures.
They offer a whole new experience to the denture wearer. In their hands, patients will benefit from the undivided attention and creativity of a Denture Expert who is experienced, highly skilled and qualified to design, handcraft and fit dentures, overseeing the whole process from the laboratory work to the final patient fitting.
“The best skill I have attained in a dedicated career working as a full-time Clinical Dental Technician for over 30 years, is the ability to listen and to interpret my patient’s descriptions regarding their cosmetic needs or problems with the fit and function of their dentures”.
“I aim to make the whole process as quick and easy as possible for all my patients”.
It is important to remember that only registered Clinical Dental Technicians holding the qualification Dip CDT RCS (Eng) and Dentists are licenced to provide denture treatment in the UK.
Please note normal Dental Technicians are not trained in cross infection control, patient record keeping, oral cancer screening and many other important factors. This is to ensure patients safety. This is why it is important to check your Clinician holds the relevant up to date qualifications.