What is a Dental Prosthetist?

Dental Prosthetists are denture experts and mouthguard specialists.

Originally trained as dental technicians, they undergo a further education in prosthetics that qualifies them to provide more specialised services for removable oral appliances and also to allow them direct contact with dental patients.

Some of Dental Prosthetist's tasks include:

  • Performing oral checks up including: oral cancer screenings, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) disorders , saliva testing 

  • Making impression for dentures and mouthguards

  • Developing appropriate treatment, selecting appropriate materials and techniques depending on the specific patient

  • Performing repair, reline and maintenance services on removable dental prosthesis as required by the patient 

  • Advising their patients on dental hygiene, nutrition and systemic health as a part of comprehensive dental care

  • Referring patients to appropriate specialists