What is a Clinical Dental Technician?
Clinical Dental Technicians (CDTs) are registered Dental Care Professionals who are regulated by the General Dental Council. Qualifying as a CDT involves years of intensive study that exceeds a dental technician’s training through additional modules in sciences, clinical skills and customer care. Their position allows them to offer patients direct treatment for the construction, repairing and fitting of removable dental appliances. Whilst dentist and clinical dental technicians work independently of each other, they may confer in treatments when it is in the best interest of the patient. Whilst their services are most commonly used by denture-wearers, CDTs can offer a range of other services, including oral health. Along with performing technical and clinical procedures for removable dental appliances, clinical dental technicians can carry out intensive clinical examinations to search for oral abnormalities and refer patients to other health care professionals where necessary.
The British Association of Clinical Dental Technology (BACDT) is the leading professional association that looks to sustain and advance the ethical practice of Clinical Dental Technology. BACDT members are checked to ensure they meet all the General Dental Council Regulations and the BACDT Charter. BACDT members are passionate about the profession of Clinical Dental Technology as well as being keen to develop their skills and knowledge in order to constantly improve their service to patients.
For further information, visit DentureProfessionals.org.uk