Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants

National Occupation Code (NOC): 3223  ยท  Browse All Occupations

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.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Apprentice Dental Prosthesis Maker
  • Apprentice Dental Technician
  • CDT (certified Dental Technician)
  • Ceramic Denture Caster
  • Ceramic Denture Mechanic
  • Ceramic Denture Mechanic-moulder
  • Ceramic Denture Moulder
  • Certified Dental Technician
  • Crown And Bridge Dental Technician
  • Dental Ceramic Caster
  • Dental Ceramic Moulder
  • Dental Ceramist
  • Dental Laboratory Assistant
  • Dental Laboratory Bench Worker
  • Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Laboratory Technician Assistant
  • Dental Prosthesis Maker
  • Dental Technician
  • Dental Technician Apprentice
  • Dental Technician Supervisor
  • Dental Technologist
  • Denture Bench Moulder
  • Denture Finisher
  • Denture Framework Finisher
  • Denture Packer
  • Denture Setter
  • Denture Set-up Man/woman
  • Denture Trimmer-polisher
  • Denture Wax Pattern Former
  • Denture Wax Pattern Former - Metal Framework
  • Metal Dental Technician
  • Occlusion Rim Former - Dentures
  • Orthodontic Band Maker
  • Orthodontic Dental Technician
  • Orthodontic Prosthesis Maker
  • Orthodontic Technician
  • Plaster Moulder - Dentures
  • RDT (registered Dental Technician)
  • RDT (registered Dental Technologist)
  • Registered Dental Technician
  • Registered Dental Technologist
  • Ceramic Denture Moulder
  • Dental Laboratory Assistant
  • Dental Technician
  • Dental Technician Supervisor
  • Dental Technologist
  • Denture Finisher
  • Denture Wax Pattern Former
  • Orthodontic Band Maker
  • Registered Dental Technician
  • Registered Dental Technologist

Requried Skills for Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants

  • Attention to Detail
  • Bookkeeping
  • Cleanliness
  • Customer Service
  • Dental Appliance Fabrication And Care
  • Dental Technology
  • First Aid
  • Fluent French
  • Hardworking
  • Hygiene
  • Interpersonal
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Leadership

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $28,121
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants.

Gender Median Income
Male $38,628
Female $0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 10
25 to 34 years 10
35 to 44 years 10
45 to 54 years 15
55 to 64 years 15
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 60
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 15
Part Time 30
Total 45
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 20
Female 35
Total 55
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 55
Self Employed 0
Total 55
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 55
Unemployed 10
Total 60
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 15
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 10
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 15
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 15
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 0
Total 55
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Required Skills for Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants

  • Attention to Detail
  • Bookkeeping
  • Cleanliness
  • Customer Service
  • Dental Appliance Fabrication And Care
  • Dental Technology
  • First Aid
  • Fluent French
  • Hardworking
  • Hygiene
  • Interpersonal
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Leadership

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