What's New
Council Meeting:
January 14, 2011

Les réunions au Conseil:
Le 14 janvier 2011

 

 
About the College

What is a Dental Technologist?

Dental technologists are regulated health care professionals whose scope of practice includes the design, construction, repair or alteration of dental prosthetic, restorative and orthodontic devices. These devices include bridges, crowns, dentures, implants, orthodontic and other dental appliances, prescribed by dentists or other regulated health practitioners to replace or enhance their patients' teeth. Dental technologists also supervise the technical aspects of dental laboratory operation.

Registered Dental Technologist
Regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the Dental Technology Act, 1991, a dental technologist is sometimes referred to as a "RDT" or "registered dental technologist" or "registered dental technician" or "dental technician". It is illegal in Ontario for anyone other than a dental technologist who is registered with the College of Dental Technologists of Ontario (CDTO) to use these titles.