What is a CDT?
A Clinical Dental Technician (CDT) is a suitably qualified Dental Technician who has undertaken further study and qualification to satisfy the George Brown College, Toronto, Canada; and to further have that qualification ratified and examined by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Therefore any CDT should have the qualification Dip CDT RCS Eng, be registered with the General Dental Council and carry appropriate professional indemnity. Our training covers: – Medical Emergencies, Professionalism, Confidentiality, Record Keeping and Handling complaints, Cross-Infection Control.
Unless a Dental Technician has this extended training and qualification, he/she cannot legally provide dentures directly to the patient and can only register with the GDC as a Dental technician and provide work for Dentists.
Who Can Provide Dentures Directly to the Public?
Any registered CDT or GDP is able to provide this service. Always check the register to ensure that your provider is professionally regulated. Many Dental Technicians have in the past provided this service albeit illegally. If such a person is operating illegally then they will not be qualified, registered, regulated or have indemnity insurance.
The Denture People
The Denture People are like-minded professional and qualified CDT’s and are registered and regulated by the GDC (whose role is patient protection) to allow you to feel confident in using their professional and caring services.
The Denture People are a group of CDT’s sharing a web site to which we all contribute. You can access any of these providers for details of their services and they can be found using the various search tools on the site.
The Denture People are an expanding group dedicated to the professional delivery of dentures direct to the public. Check the Listings page for your nearest or preferred clinic.
If you are interested in speaking with a qualified Clinical Dental Technician about dentures, click to search for your nearest clinic.