Designing, manufacturing, modifying and repairing custom-made dental appliances.
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
There are no end point assessment organisations for this standard yet. There is a monthly application process for organisations interested in delivering end-point assessment. New organisations are added regularly.
If you have an urgent need to select an assessment organisation for this standard, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details.