What is a CDT

CDT’s are Clinical Dental Technicians who have undergone intensive extra training lasting several years this far exceeds the training of a normal dental technician. Their position as a CDT allows them to offer patients direct treatment for removable dentures and mouthguards.

Along with performing clinical and technical skills in relation to dentures they have also had further training in clinical examinations. This allows them to search for oral abnormalities and if found, these can be referred to other health care professionals.

Although CDT’s can work independently, they also work closely with dentists to confer treatment plans for the best interest to the patient. This is one of the core values the General Dental Council insist all health care professionals work towards.


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