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Dental technicians use moulds, models, and images of patients to help dentists build oral devices like dentures and partial bridges, as well as specialized orthodontic insertions to help patients’ teeth.
To become a dental technician in South Africa, you will need the following qualifications:
Different educational institutions may have different admission requirements; however, you will typically be required to demonstrate competency in the following subjects:
Dental technicians in South Africa typically study for 3-4 years.
Once qualified, you will have to register with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in order to work.
Dental technicians in South Africa often work in private practice, in the public hospitals as well as in the medical division of the defence force, dental supply companies and dental laboratories.