Dental prosthetic - Salary and Career
Dental Technicians

Dental prosthetic - 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 prosthetic earn

A Dental prosthetic earns between $1.201 and $3.979 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.870 and a median salary of $1.600 according to an Averwage.com 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 1.814 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Dental prosthetic

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.870 22.442 468 9
1º Quartile 1.201 14.414 300 6
Median Salary 1.600 19.200 400 7
3º Quartile 3.034 36.414 759 14
Higher Salary 3.979 47.747 995 18


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 prosthetic

Dental Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Dental prosthetic the most in the job market

    • dental prosthesis services
    • dental activity with resources for performing surgical procedures
    • retailer of medical and orthopedic articles
    • manufacture of materials for medicine and dentistry
    • other human health care activities
    • wholesale of instruments and materials for medical, surgical, hospital and laboratory use
    • health management support activities
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations
    • activities of healthcare professionals
    • general public administration




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