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.
While job opportunities in the field are increasing because of the growing aging population in Canada, it also depends on how the economy is doing. Also, more people have dental insurance to pay for dentures and other dental devices.
However, the demand for dentures has decreased recently due to the popularity of fixed prostheses and dental implants, such as crowns and bridges. The need for modern equipment has gone up and therefore there is a higher demand for dental technologists and technicians instead of dental laboratory bench workers.
The work prospects for this job are: LIMITED
The average hourly wage for this job is: C$23/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.
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Some college programs and bridging programs in this field include co-operative (co-op) work experience.
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