The Diploma of Dental Technology program will teach you the skills required to work as a dental technician. To improve your chances of landing a job, you will complete specialized training in the use of computer-aided design (CAD) and learn about computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) processes.
You will learn how to design and make prosthetics and appliances like bridges, crowns, mouth guards, and dentures.
Besides that, dental technicians can work alone, in teams, or under the supervision of dentists, dental prosthetists, or other dental specialists. In settings designed specifically to mimic the workplace, you will receive instruction.
Our staff's instructors are all licensed dental prosthetists or assistants. Each student receives a workstation where they can create dental devices utilizing high-tech equipment. Safety is always of the utmost importance in the lab.
The course also includes vital skills including communication, first aid, infection control, work, health and safety practices (WHS), and business management skills, which are particularly important if you want to open your own practice.
What you will study
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Maintain work health and safety
Construct immediate dentures
Construct removable acrylic partial dentures
Construct cast alloy removable partial denture framework
Construct crown and bridge structures
Construct ceramic and fixed restorations
Construct orthodontic appliances
Deliver and monitor a service to customers
Communicate and work in health or community services
Evaluate and take into account new advancements in healthcare as appropriate.
Put your capacity for analysis and finding solutions to problems to good use.
Evaluate and incorporate the best research findings with clinical expertise and patient values for evidence-based practice.
Provide procedures for both prevention and correction, as well as teaching options.
Manage and promote the health of every patient with the help of the dental team and other medical specialists.
Recognize and appreciate the need to improve oral health beyond those who receive care in typical practice settings.
Opportunities in the field of employment include the following:
Construction and repair of dentures
Dental appliances includes crowns, bridges, partial dentures
Pre and post oral and maxillofacial surgical devices
There are no official requirements for this course.
Before enrolling in the program or beginning the course, you will be required to pass a reading and numeracy test as well as a pre-training interview. These will validate your training plan, help establish whether you are a suitable fit for the course, and help you identify any needs for learning aids.
English Language Requirements
IELTS - 6.0
TOEFL - 60
Tuition Fee and Scholarships
AUD $21,742 Per Year