A Clinical Dental Technician or Denturist is a registered Dental Care Professional who is trained and qualified to offer a range of Denture Services direct to patients, in accordance with his/her scope of practice and training – services that were previously only available through your Dentist.
A Dentist would usually take the patients impression, and then send the impressions to a Dental Technician who would process and make the denture. The Technician will only work on the instructions from a Dentist’s lab ticket and never see the patient’s facial futures. A qualified Clinical Dental Technician does both roles, takes impressions, makes and fit dentures direct to patients. Not only will a patient receive direct treatments but also benefit with fast results from repairing to construction of new removable dentures.
REMEMBER - Only registered Clinical Dental Technicians holding the qualification Dip CDT RCS (Eng) and Dentists are licensed to provide Denture care in the UK. You need the confidence that the person treating you is properly qualified and registered. Johan at Denturist Studio is a fully qualified Clinical Dental Technician and a graduate of the Royal Collage of Surgeons of England and Wales. He is also a registered member of the General Dental Council. This means that not only is Johan trained to the highest technical end clinical standards, it also ensures that you will be treated in a safe and professional manner and putting patients needs first.
Your dentures are highly technical and a vital part of your life and incorrect provision of dentures can greatly affect your health and wellbeing. Poor fitting dentures. can lead to malfunction, speech impediment, tissue damage and a great disappointment. It’s therefore illegal for a regular dental technician or unqualified person to offer these denture services directly to the public. We advice that any one who has been provided with these “cheep dentures,” should seek a professional for an oral examination, as your health and well being could be at risk.
Equipped with solid technical training as a Dental Technician, together with post-technician training in sciences, clinical skills, and interpersonal skills, enables CTD’s to work independently of other Dental Health Care providers to design, create construct and modify (repair and rebase) removable appliances to ensure optimal fit, maximum comfort and general well-being of patients.