Designing, manufacturing, modifying and repairing custom-made dental appliances.
This standard needs a training provider who is recognised by the associated approval body. Please check with the training provider for further details.
5 (equivalent to foundation degree)
- Typical length
- 36 months
- Current funding band
Up to £18,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
Candidates will usually have A levels or existing relevant level 3 qualifications (or relevant prior experience).
- What apprentices will learn
- oral anatomy
- how dental devices restore functionality and prevent oral disease
- procedures used in the design and manufacture of custom made devices
- selecting materials for use in dental devices
- advising the prescribing dentist on appropriate dental devices
- how devices are made, including digital manufacturing procedures
- implants and attachments
- decontamination and infection control
Apprentices will achieve a level 5 Foundation Degree in Dental Technology.
Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).
- Professional registration
On completion, apprentices can apply to register with the General Dental Council (GDC) as a dental technician.
- End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number The University of Bolton Higher Education Corporation email@example.com
- More Information
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.