The work dental technology assistants are involved in is participation in the construction of dental prostheses under the supervision of a dental technician. Their aim is to substitute lost natural teeth with artificial ones, taking into consideration the needs of each individual.
RegistrationGraduates of secondary education schools, such as Vocational high schools, Technical high schools, General high schools and Multidisciplinary high schools, are allowed to enroll, according to m.d. 5954.
On completion of their training, graduates receive a Vocational Training Certificate. On the condition that they pass the examination organised by EOPPEP, they receive a level-5 Certificate in Vocational Training in their field.
Duration of studies
IEK studies include 5 terms (semesters). Four of these terms, that is 1,200 hours, are theoretical and laboratory classes, whereas in the 5th term students become interns and apprentices for 960 hours (Training Practice).
Dental technology assistants cooperate with dental technicians and dentists in order to perform work that the dentist prescribes and the dental technician has to implement. They construct crowns, partial and full dentures, as dental prosthetics is the object of their profession. After passing an examination, they are given a license in order to work as freelancers.