Dental mechanic | definition of dental mechanic by Medical dictionary
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One who makes dental appliances and restorative devices, such as bridges or dentures, to the specifications of a dentist.
dental technician A person who makes dental appliances, such as dentures, bridges and orthodontic devices.
den·tal tech·ni·ci·an (dentăl tek-nishăn)
The dental professional who fabricates crowns, bridges, and prosthetic devices under supervision of or following a prescription by a dentist.
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It was not until fiscal year 1927 that the Army Dental School produced a sufficient number of well-trained enlisted dental mechanics
who could make and also oversee the manufacture of prosthetics in a dental laboratory.
Between 1915 and the birth of the NHS, the society employed a team of five doctors, two dentists, two dental mechanics
, three dispensers and their assistants and a nurse.
In June 1915 Military Order 387 authorised the appointment of Dentists to commissioned rank and dental mechanics
to non-commissioned rank in the AIF.
Why, closing down all the dental mechanics
who make dentures.