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NOC 3223 – Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants

To apply under NOC-3223 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Design, fabricate or repair dental devices including full or partial dentures, orthodontic appliances, crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, clasps and bands, and implants
  • Prepare plaster models and moulds from dental impressions
  • Prepare wax bite-blocks and impression trays
  • Cast gold or metal alloys for bridges and denture bases
  • Pack plastic material in moulds to form full or partial dentures
  • Mould wax over denture set-up to form full contours of artificial gums
  • Make orthodontic bands from gold, silver, stainless steel or other metals
  • Finish metal framework of dentures and polish and buff dentures to obtain natural finish
  • 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 perform administrative functions for the dental laboratory.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants. 

NOC 3223 – Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants: example titles.

  • apprentice dental prosthesis maker
  • apprentice dental technician
  • bench moulder, dentures
  • CDT (certified dental technician)
  • ceramic caster, dentures
  • ceramic denture caster
  • ceramic denture mechanic
  • ceramic denture mechanic-moulder
  • ceramic denture moulder
  • ceramic moulder, dentures
  • certified dental technician
  • crown and bridge dental technician
  • dental ceramic caster
  • dental ceramic moulder
  • dental ceramist
  • dental laboratory assistant
  • dental laboratory bench worker
  • dental laboratory technician
  • dental laboratory technician assistant
  • dental prosthesis maker
  • dental technician
  • dental technician apprentice
  • dental technician supervisor
  • dental technologist
  • denture bench moulder
  • denture finisher
  • denture framework finisher
  • denture packer
  • denture setter
  • denture set-up man/woman
  • denture trimmer-polisher
  • denture wax pattern former
  • denture wax pattern former – metal framework
  • framework finisher, dentures
  • metal dental technician
  • occlusion rim former – dentures
  • orthodontic band maker
  • orthodontic dental technician
  • orthodontic prosthesis maker
  • orthodontic technician
  • plaster moulder – dentures
  • RDT (registered dental technician)
  • RDT (registered dental technologist)
  • registered dental technician
  • registered dental technologist
  • set-up man/woman, dentures
  • supervisor, dental technician
  • technician, 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.
  • Dental laboratory assistants usually require secondary school and up to two years of on-the-job training.

Additional Information

  • Dental laboratory assistants may progress to dental technologist and technician positions with training, experience and registration.


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