Dental prosthesis assistant - Salary and Career
Dental Technicians

Dental prosthesis assistant - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They plan the technical-dental work in offices, clinics, prosthesis laboratories and in public health agencies. They prevent oral disease by participating in health promotion programs, educational projects and oral hygiene guidance. They manufacture and repair human, animal and artistic dental prostheses. They perform dental procedures under the supervision of the dental surgeon. They manage personnel and financial and material resources. They mobilize communication skills in lectures, orientations and technical discussions. The activities are carried out in accordance with technical and biosafety standards and procedures.

How much does an Dental prosthesis assistant earn

A Dental prosthesis assistant earns between $1.142 and $2.937 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.515 and a median salary of $1.322 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 5.462 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Dental prosthesis assistant

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.515 18.181 379 7
1º Quartile 1.142 13.707 286 5
Median Salary 1.322 15.865 331 6
3º Quartile 2.240 26.882 560 10
Higher Salary 2.937 35.248 734 14

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • technicians of the science of human health
        • dental technicians

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Main workplaces

Dental Technicians dental technicians work in private laboratories. They work individually or as a team, with the help of dental assistants. They work together with the dental surgeon to restore masticatory and aesthetic capacity (dental or facial) through prostheses. Oral health technicians (tsb) work in private clinics and, mostly, in municipal, state and federal dental services, under the supervision of dental surgeons, at irregular hours. They guide the population and patients on the prevention and treatment of oral diseases. Oral health assistants perform activities to support the tsb and the dental surgeon. They work indoors, can remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods. They may be subject to exposure to curing light, toxic material, radiation and noise, as well as pressure to comply with work schedule.

What does it take to work in the field of Dental Technicians

The exercise of the profession of Dental Technicians requires technical professional training at a specific secondary level: technician in a dental prosthesis laboratory and technician in oral health and registration with the regional council of dentistry (cro). Courses are offered by vocational training institutions and technical schools. The professional training of technicians offers, depending on the period the student attends, the alternative of working as an oral health assistant and/or dental prosthesis assistant. The exercise of these occupations is also regulated by the cro.

Functions and activities of Dental prosthesis assistant

Dental Technicians must:

  • planning the technical-dental work;
  • work with biosafety;
  • manufacture human, animal and artistic dental prostheses;
  • promoting family health;
  • manage personnel and financial and material resources;
  • planning the dental technician work;
  • communicate;
  • making human, animal and artistic dental prostheses;
  • perform dental procedures under supervision;
  • work biosafety;
  • prevenir oral disease;
  • preventing oral disease;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • prevent oral disease;
  • working with biosafety;
  • performing dental procedures under supervision;
  • promote family health;

  • Activities

    • fix provisionals;
    • store sterile material;
    • execute educational projects;
    • to be responsible for all care provided to the enrolled population;
    • distribute scheduled jobs for the day;
    • demonstrate ability to concentrate;
    • polishing teeth and restorations;
    • coordinate users' care;
    • technically adjust the prosthesis in the articulator;
    • making the working model;
    • preparing plaster models;
    • serving users in ubs, homes or community spaces;
    • handle materials for dental use;
    • demonstrate ability to listen;
    • fill out clinical forms;
    • get vaccinated;
    • delineating the various types of removable prosthesis;
    • proceeding with the conservation and maintenance of dental equipment;
    • guide food diet;
    • perform asepsis of the room and/or equipment;
    • condense materials;
    • developing projects for oral health;
    • registering activities in information systems;
    • making impression trays and/or provisionals;
    • promote comprehensive care;
    • assembling models in articulators;
    • train auxiliary personnel;
    • identify partners and resources available in the community;
    • suggesting options for oral hygiene materials to the customer;
    • updating registration information;
    • identify groups and individuals exposed to risks;
    • deliver educational lectures;
    • discuss job execution techniques;
    • making metal structures;
    • shaping the dental arch;
    • apply cariostatic to teeth;
    • participate in continuing education activities;
    • give first aid;
    • sculpting dental anatomy and gingival wax-up;
    • participate in institutional events;
    • complying complementary biosafety and safety standards;
    • define territory of action;
    • instrument the dental hygiene technician next to the operating chair;
    • perform absolute and/or relative isolation;
    • performing simple inclusions;
    • follow ergonomic standards;
    • participate in research of new materials and equipment;
    • perform supervised brushing;
    • demonstrate ability to provide humanized care;
    • perform prophylaxis;
    • use personal protective equipment (ppe);
    • positioning expanders;
    • control stock of material and instruments;
    • machining metal structures;
    • finishing and polishing dentures;
    • teach oral hygiene techniques;
    • define the shape and size of the tooth(s) ;
    • disclose services and techniques;
    • fulfill complementary biosafety and safety standards;
    • note medical records;
    • register technical information;
    • performing and/or developing periapical and occlusal x-rays;
    • insert materials;
    • apply sealant;
    • demonstrate fine motor skills;
    • work with the epidemiological index elaboration team;
    • fill out clinical records;
    • demonstrate aesthetic sense;
    • discuss work execution techniques;
    • check the result of the procedures;
    • notify diseases, injuries and situations of local importance;
    • assembling teeth;
    • making resin structures;
    • reveal intraoral radiographs;
    • pressing prosthetic parts in acrylic resin;
    • sculpting materials;
    • control entry and exit of jobs;
    • organizing files and filing cabinets;
    • set up intraoral radiographs;
    • reproduce models;
    • promote isolation of the operative field;
    • sieting patients;
    • perform an active search for local situations;
    • work with the team to prepare the epidemiological index;
    • instrument the dental surgeon next to the operating chair;
    • request adequacy of the work environment (light, noise, air circulation);
    • evaluate results: aesthetic, technical and functional;
    • probe the depth of the periodontal pocket;
    • estimating deadlines;
    • coordinate assistants;
    • perform supragingival scaling;
    • suggesting types of prosthesis to the client;
    • coordinating the care of users;
    • disinfect instruments and/or impressions;
    • inform working methods;
    • defining territory of action;
    • instruct in the installation and cleaning of dental prostheses;
    • participate in planning activities;
    • remove sutures;
    • demonstrate ability to abstract the result;
    • organizing health promotion groups;
    • show bacterial plaque;
    • fixing dentures;
    • identify users' needs;
    • making ceramic structures;
    • select trays;
    • define actions according to local priorities;
    • give educational lectures;
    • carry out disease prevention and curative actions;
    • demonstrate visual and tactile perception;
    • preparing equipment and instruments for use;
    • participate in scientific events;
    • participate in team evaluations;
    • erase molds;
    • beware of adverse effects of products;
    • restoring teeth;
    • packaging sharp materials for disposal;
    • apply preventive methods to control dental caries;
    • sterilize instruments;
    • apply topical fluoride;
    • preparing clips and springs;
    • trial patients;
    • control material and instruments stock;
    • revealing intraoral radiographs;
    • making a test base;
    • evaluating models and tooth preparation;
    • establish a schedule for delivery and withdrawal of works;
    • choose the color directly with the patient;
    • participate in the management of supplies;
    • interpreting technical information;
    • applying preventive methods to control dental caries;
    • setting up intraoral radiographs;
    • streamlining dental care;
    • demonstrate ability to delegate;
    • obtain a study model;
    • providing the packaging and disposal of waste;
    • encourage community participation;
    • making diagnostic wax-up;
    • proceed with the conservation and maintenance of dental equipment;
    • scheduling appointments;
    • inform work methods;
    • set work goals;
    • control cash flow;
    • fusing metal parts;
    • organizing health promotion groups;
    • performing the patient's anamnesis;
    • prevent against adverse effects of products;
    • supervise assistants;
    • prepare budgets;
    • welding metal structure;
    • mapping area of operation;

    Sectors that hire Dental prosthesis assistant the most in the job market

    • dental prosthesis services
    • dental activity with resources for performing surgical procedures
    • manufacture of materials for medicine and dentistry
    • retailer of medical and orthopedic articles
    • intermediation activities and agency services and business in general
    • diagnostic imaging services using ionizing radiation
    • wholesale of dental products
    • retailer of other products
    • other human health care activities
    • activities of healthcare professionals

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