Dental laboratory assistant
Assisting dental technicians, who design, make, modify and repair custom made dental devices.
3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
- Typical length
- 18 months
- Current funding band
Up to £5,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
Candidates will usually have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent), including English and maths.
- What apprentices will learn
- oral anatomy
- material selection and uses
- recognising manufacturing requirements and meeting clinical standards for custom made dental devices
- helping technicians with the early stages of making dental devices
- decontamination and infection control
Apprentices will achieve a level 3 Diploma 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 of this apprenticeship, the apprentice can start a higher apprenticeship.
People who complete the higher apprenticeship can register with the General Dental Council (GDC) as a qualified 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.