WHAT IS A DENTAL PROSTHETIST?
Dental prosthetists differ from both dentists and dental technicians. Dental prosthetists are masters in the fit and construction of partial dentures, dentures and mouthguards. It takes eight years of study and apprenticeship before an individual may become a fully qualified dental prosthetist.
Dental prosthetists must first train extensively to become a dental technician, working closely with a dentist by referral, then take further study before finally becoming qualified to consult with patients directly.
“When you put yourself in the care of a dental prosthetist you can be secure in the knowledge that you’re being looked after by a health professional with the most comprehensive knowledge of advanced techniques, new materials and the latest world trends in the field of denture prosthetics”. – ADPA