Summary Dental Laboratory Assistant in the Calgary Region
Find key facts and figures about working as a dental laboratory assistant. The following information is applicable to all Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants (NOC 33100).
Note: Some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Dental assistants assist dentists, dental hygienists and dental therapists during the examination and treatment of patients and perform clerical functions. Dental laboratory assistants assist dental technologists and technicians in preparing and fabricating dentures and other dental devices. Dental assistants work in dentists' offices, community health centres, clinics and in educational institutions. Dental laboratory assistants are employed in dental laboratories.
Post-secondary or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of less than 2 years, or more than 6 months of on-the-job training.
Median wage in the Calgary Region
The job prospects are fair in the Calgary Region
advertised in the Calgary Region
- Prepare plaster models and moulds
- Train and supervise other dental technicians or dental laboratory assistants
- Cast gold or metal alloys for bridges and denture bases
- Perform administrative functions for the dental laboratory
- Design, fabricate or repair dental devices
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