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Technical occupations in dental health care

This minor group includes such technical occupations in dental health care as denturists, dental hygienists, dental therapists, dental technologists, dental technicians, and dental laboratory assistants. They work in private practice; and are employed by dentists’ offices, hospitals, and clinics; educational institutions; governments and government agencies; dental laboratories; and in private industry.

3221 · Denturists
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Denturists examine patients and design, construct and repair removable dentures. Most denturists work in private practice.

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3222 · Dental hygienists and dental therapists
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Dental hygienists provide dental hygiene treatment and information related to the prevention of diseases and disorders of the teeth and mouth. They are employed in dentists’ offices, hospitals, clinics, educational institutions, government agencies and private industry. Dental therapists carry out limited dental services related to the prevention and treatment of diseases and disorders of the…

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3223 · Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants
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Dental technologists and technicians design, prepare and fabricate dentures and dental devices as prescribed by dentists and other specialists. Dental laboratory assistants assist dental technologists and technicians in preparing and fabricating dentures and other dental devices. They are employed in dental laboratories. Dental technologists and technicians who are supervisors are included in this unit group.

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