Regulations are created by government for each health profession governed under the Health Professions Act.  This piece of legislation establishes:

  • the College of Dental Technicians of BC
  • that dental technology is a health profession
  • provides a scope of practice statement
  • establishes that "dental technician" is a title reserved for exclusive use by registrants
  • establishes the restricted activities that a registrant may perform
  • sets limitations on the services that a dental technician may perform

Dental technicians are registered individuals who fabricate dental appliances which are prescribed by a dentist or requested by a denturist.  The complete scope of practice is set out in the Dental Technicians Regulation.