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dental technician

n.
One who makes dental appliances and restorative devices, such as bridges or dentures, to the specifications of a dentist.
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dental technician

A person who makes dental appliances, such as dentures, bridges and orthodontic devices.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Majority of the dental technicians reported using dental bench-press (Handler or Gibling Bros) (98.3%) for packing acrylic dough in the investment mold and using students dental flask set with press (94.2%) during acrylic denture curing.
The between-group analysis revealed an increased risk of concomitant sensitization in the groups of dental professionals ([Chi.sup.2] = 13.479, p < 0.001, OR = 14.167, 95% CI: 2.687-74.703) and the one of dental students ([Chi.sup.2] = 4.826, p = 0.028, OR = 2.505, 95% CI: 1.092-5.745) as compared with the group of students from the dental technician school.
A Clinical Dental Technician is a legally GDC registered and a qualified Dental care professional, trained to provide an expertise in a range of private Denture services.
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It can produce up to 450 individually designed units per 24 hours, compared with about 60 per day for traditional dental technicians working three shifts.
Dental technicians design, build and repair devices for people who have lost teeth
Several studies have examined the effects of occupational exposures on respiratory health in dental technicians. Choudat (1994) reported no significant differences in lung function and prevalence of respiratory symptoms between dental technicians and controls, but an increased risk of pneumoconiosis among dental technicians and a positive interaction between occupational exposure and cigarette smoking.
Typical dental technician workbenches are 4' x 2', but the benches also come in 5' and 6' sizes.
A retired dental technician, Chase used the skills he learned on the job to cast his daughter's stars at his home worktable.
Tutor Darren Ware commented: "While we are immensely proud of the excellent achievements of all our dental technician course graduates, we also wanted fellow students and aspiring dental professionals, as well as our industry partners and colleagues, to be inspired by two of our most exceptional learners.
The "messy" tasks of deflasking and cleaning moulds are dispensed with, thus allowing the dental technician to concentrate on his or her core competence, namely the post-processing of the metal structure and its aesthetic upgrade: ceramic veneering.