Statutory Registration with the General Dental Council (GDC) for all Dental Care Professionals came into place on 31st July 2008. We are keen to help you keep up to date and help to support you in accessing the education and training you need to embark on the career pathway of a Dental Technician. If you are already qualified, we run courses to support you in fulfilling the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements ensuring you maintain your GDC registration.
Exceptions for Dental Technicians are that they can substitute Radiography and Radiation Protection with Materials and Equipment (at least 5 hours in every cycle) as their CPD, as the application of Radiography is not covered in the curriculum for Dental Technicians.
Pathways to Registration There are several pathways to Dental Technician registration; these all require the student Dental Technician to attend college or university on full or part-time courses with work-based learning in a dental laboratory. Qualification and registration in dental technology can only be achieved through approved GDC programmes of education. Therefore, it is recommended that potential students contact the training provider directly for further information and these can be found on the GDC website: Dental technology programmes and qualifications pages.
There are several organisations which can provide further information for Dental Technicians. Some of them are listed below.
Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists & Technologists
Orthodontic Technicians Association
Dental Technicians Association