Dental Technician

Job Description

A dental technician, also known as a dental technologist, is responsible for designing, constructing and repairing a variety of dental devices.

The Job Scope

  • Fill orders for dental prosthetics, including dentures, bridges, crowns, veneers and inlays.
  • Create models of patients' mouths from physical and sometimes computerized molds.
  • Completes implantology procedures by fabricating prostheses to fit implants the dentist places directly into the patient's jawbone.
  • Documents actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records.
  • Improves quality results by studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes; implementing changes.

Skills Required

Attention to detail

Time management skills

Critical thinking skills

The ability to build good relationships with other technicians.

Academic Requirement

Degree in Medical Lab Technology

  • STPM/A levels
    Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics. (Grade C can only be in either Physics or Mathematics.)
  • Foundation
    CGPA 3.0 (out of 4) in 3 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics
  • UEC
    B4 each in 5 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics
Diploma in Translation & Interpreting

  • SPM/O Level/Other equivalent qualifications approved by MQA
    Pass with 5 credits in Bahasa Melayu & Mathematics & Science & 2 other subjects

Salary Range

    A person working as a Dentist Technician in the government sector typically earns between 1,797 MYR (lowest) to 5,753 MYR (highest) a month with a yearly increment of RM145.