Dental Technician

Assistant Dentist

Minimum ?Certificate course in Dental Mechanics

Minimum 6 months of internship required

The tasks a Mechanic, Dental is expected to perform include:

Making full or partial dentures, inlay, bridges and crowns of metal, vulcanite or other composition plates from wax or plaster plate impressions taken by the


Repairing dental aids as prescribed by the


Making special impression trays as designed by the


Preparing plaster casts of upper and lower jaws from wax impression

Shaping metalvulcaniteor plastic plates for dentures and setting artificial teeth in plates

Processing denture in acrylicresinor metal

Making fixed metal restorations such as crowns, bridges, etc. according to impressions taken by the


Forming porcelain teeth and crowns

Repairing or making additions on existing dentures as directed

Assisting Dentist in general dental practice andundertakingchair side clinical work on patients

Knowledge of designing, creating, constructing and modifying removable dental appliances

Knowledge of dental anatomy of humans

Basic knowledge of cosmetic filling

Skilled in making trays for impression

Knowledge of updated techniques for making dentures

Skilled in using ceramic, plastic andvulcaniteand moulding them according to need

Basic knowledge of clinical work done on the patients, in order to assist the


Not applicable

Good communication and analytical skills





It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Dental laboratories usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from laboratory to laboratory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not considered hazardous/dangerousunder The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For freshers -INR10,000 toINR15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Healthcare Sector in India

According to IBEF, the Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well as private players.The Indian Healthcare sector grew from$45 billionin 2008 to$81 billionin 2014 and is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020. This sector has emerged as one of the largest service sectors with estimated revenue of around $ 30 billion constituting 5% of GDP.

Dentistry has seen a lot of growth in India in the past years. People are getting more conscious about their oral hygiene and increasing spending capacity has enabled them to take every necessary action in order to maintain it. Mechanic, Dental jobs are on a rise due to increasing demand for dental appliances and dentures. This makes this career as a viable one with a bright future in India and abroad.


Dental laboratories


Cities and towns across India