Dental laboratory bench workers help dental technologists and dental technicians to make dentures and other dental devices.
Dental laboratory bench workers help dental technologists and dental technicians to make dentures and other dental devices. You may work for a dental laboratory. You do not work directly with patients. A denturist works directly with patients, but you must have a licence to work as a denturist in Ontario. You may also be called a denture bench moulder, denture finisher or dental prosthesis maker.
Generally, dental laboratory bench workers:
This job requires: High School
This job requires 0 - 2 years of work experience.
As a dental laboratory bench worker, you need to:
Source: Ontario Skills Passport
You need to communicate in person, on the phone and in writing with dental technicians, dental technologists, suppliers and others. You also need to follow written product directions, make written notes to co-workers and fill in forms. You need to use dental terminology.
This occupation has an older age profile and job opportunities are expected to arise from workers retiring.
While there could be job opportunities in the field are increasing could because the population in Canada is aging and needs dentures and other dental device, it also depends on how the economy is doings. As well, more people have dental insurance to pay for dentures and other dental devices.
The work prospects for this job are: FAIR
The work prospects for this job are: C$17.30/hour.
These links will give you a list of related educational programs or where you can search for them. There may be other schools that have similar programs, such as private career colleges. You may be able to get advanced standing.
Here is a list of some bridging programs. These programs can help you assess your education and skills, get practical training or improve your language skills so that you can work in your field.
Here is a list of some language training programs, such as Enhanced Language Training (ELT) and Occupation Specific Language Training (OSLT).
Some college programs and bridging programs in this field include co-operative (co-op) work experience.
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