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Diploma of Dental Technology

West Melbourne, VIC

Subject: Trade Skills

High Demand for Dental Technicians and Dental Prosthetists

There is a high demand for dental technicians and dental prosthetists (dental technicians with clinical training) in Victoria and Australia. The Victorian Oral Health Services Labour Force Planning Report shows that, even with high recruitment, demand for services will continue to outpace capacity to supply.

The Dental Technology course offered at Menzies Institute features the latest technology, equipment and teaching methods for students to become qualified dental technicians.

There is a high...

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The Dental Technology course offered at Menzies Institute features the latest technology, equipment and teaching methods for students to become qualified dental technicians.

There is a high demand for dental technicians and dental prosthetists (dental technicians with clinical training) in Victoria and Australia. The Victorian Oral Health Services Labour Force Planning Report shows that, even with high recruitment, demand for services will continue to outpace capacity to supply.

Dental technicians construct and repair dentures (false teeth) and other dental appliances including crowns and bridges.

Dental technicians work closely with dental prosthetists and dentists in the construction, modification and repair of dentures and other dental appliances.

The following course is on offer at Menzies Institute of Technology:

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Diploma of Dental Technology

National Code HLT50507
Location Spencer Campus

Course Description
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to work as a qualified dental technician. During the course, students will learn how to design, construct, modify and repair dental prostheses and appliances, such as dentures, bridges, crowns and mouthguards. The course also incorporates important work and personal skills, such as communication, business techniques and task prioritisation to improve efficiency.

After completion of the course, you will be able to do the following:

Make models of the mouth and teeth from impressions of the patient’s mouth (taken by the dental prosthetist [clinical dental technician] or dentist).
Build up wax replicas of part of all of the mouth and/or teeth on the model.
Encase the wax in a mould material and melt away the wax.
Replace the wax with either plastic, metal or ceramic materials to make the replacement appliance.
Polish and finish the appliance prior to it being placed in the patient’s mouth.
Make appliances for patients with cleft palates, braces and plates for correcting irregular teeth and mouthguards.

Career Opportunities
Dental technicians may work in hospitals or dental laboratories or for dental group practices. Advanced dental technicians work independently in private practice or in partnership with other dental technicians. Many dental technicians also operate their own boutique laboratories and students can combine with the Business Management course to gain necessary skills in operating a business.

Further Study Opportunities
Successful completion of the Diploma of Dental Technology will enable graduates to pursue further study opportunities in dental prosthetics.

Application
To apply for this course, fill out the Application Form. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding assistance. To find out if you are eligible for the funding, please see the FAQ or contact us for direct consultation.

Course Structure & Duration
Please see the Course Structure information section.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) & Credit Transfer (CT)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) takes into account the knowledge and skills you’ve already gained through your previous education and work. This may be through formal or informal training, paid or unpaid work experience, and can earn you credit if relevant to your chosen course. If you wish to apply for RPL for this course, please indicate on the Application Form or contact us for more details on how to apply.
If you have completed the any of the Units of Competency at another RTO, TAFE or University, these units will be recognised for credit transfer if they are identical to the units of competency being offered within the relevant Menzies course structure.

Course Fees
Please see the Fees section on our main website for the applicable course fees. If you are eligible for the Victorian Government Funding, you will have the Victorian Government pay some of the fees upfront for your studies. This means you will have little or no HELP debt after graduation!

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When

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Where

The Menzies Institute of Technology
355 Spencer St
West Melbourne, VIC 3003

Type

  • Class / Group Sessions
 

The teachers

Mission Statement

Menzies institute of Technology is committed to provide a high level of flexible learning...

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Mission Statement

Menzies institute of Technology is committed to provide a high level of flexible learning and education to all students for all nationalities and walks of life and recognizes the importance of each individual and his or her active learning success, provide opportunities to grow and feel motivated in their educational accomplishments.

Menzies Institute of Technology is very committed to provide an honest, lawful, social and ethical adult learning Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and to become the leader in our industry and contribute to its economic sustainability and understand that education as a business is a never ending process.

We strive to enhance the lives of our students and staff by exerting knowledge, leadership development, culture enlightenment, helping, informing, aspiring and empowering them to their best personal and professionally and providing all the assistance we can not only in academia but also their day to day lives. We are concerned for their safety and wellbeing and will strive to implement policies and procedures to cater for their needs.

Menzies Institute of Technology is dedicated to detail, consistency and continuous improvement, delivering and abiding by all regulation, guidelines, codes and standards.

Dr. Steve U.C (MSc., Phd)
PEO

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