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Survey of the market needs of specialized dental technician

Azhda Turgut, Nenko Tsvetkov


Introduction: In modern healthcare, new methods and technologies for the treatment of various diseases are constantly being created and the same applies to dentistry. In this field, with the development of the new technologies, the manufacture of the different constructions is done by newer methods and techniques, which save both the time of the dental technician and provide greater accuracy in the maufacture of the construction.
Aim: The purpose of this report is to examine the needs of dental technicians, specialists in certain fieds.
Materials and Methods: One hundred thirty-three dental laboratory managers and 26 dental technicians were surveyed through a direct anonymous survey. The results were statistically processed using variational and comparative analyses.
Results and Discussion: The analysis of the results shows that at present the greatest shortage of dental technicians is in the field of orthodontics (62.40%), which determines the need for training courses and postgraduate training of these specialists. This fact is indicated by 83.50% of the managers, who point out that the creation of training courses will be a good approach to the professionalization of dental technicians.
Conclusion: Increasing qualifications is an important aspect of the professionalization of dental technicians. This is a continuous process that is related to maintaining the competitiveness of the specialist in the dental services market.


increase of qualifications; dental technicians; employers; labor market

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