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Dental Technicians are health care professionals who fabricate dental appliances which are prescribed by a dentist or requested by a denturist.
To fabricate dental appliances a person must be a Registered Dental Technician, or a Dental Technician Assistant or a Student working under the supervision of a Dental Technician.
A Dental Technician may provide all the services set out in the Dental Technician Regulation. A Dental Technician may also delegate tasks to Assistants if he or she supervises Assistants in accordance with guidelines established by the Board. For more information regarding supervision guidelines, please see the Supervision Guidelines brochure.
An individual is entitled to be registered as a Dental Technician if the individual
In addition to the regular submission of the application form and the required documentation to the College, applicants are required to have their academic credentials evaluated by International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES).
The Comprehensive Evaluation Report must be completed by ICES on the applicant's academic credentials.
The required Report must be sent directly to the College by ICES.
Applicant should apply directly to ICES for the Evaluation Report by completing the prescribed ICES application form and paying the required fees directly to ICES.
International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2
Toll free: 1-866-434-9197
ICES takes a minimum of seven weeks to complete a Comprehensive Evaluation Report from the time they receive all required documents from an applicant. It is recommended that applicants contact ICES as soon as possible in order to initiate the process to evaluate their academic credentials so that the required reports from ICES will be received by the College prior to the application deadlines. The College office will not review an application until all required documentation including the ICES Evaluation Report is received.
Theory exams are held every May and November at a location near the College office in Richmond. The practical exams are held during a period of several weeks in July or August at Vancouver Community College.
Applicants must apply to the College and provide all documentation required no later than:
Applications received after these dates may be held and processed in the next period.
Candidates who fail their practical exams may ask for a review. They may also retake the exams under certain conditions. See Bylaws, sections 34(5) and (6).