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Dental Technician

Kaihangarau Niho

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Dental technicians create and repair devices for the treatment, replacement and protection of damaged, badly positioned or missing teeth.

Pay

Dental technicians with up to four years’ experience usually earn

$38K-$48K per year

Senior dental technicians with more than four years’ experience usually earn

$48K-$70K per year

Source: New Zealand Institute of Dental Technologists, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a dental technician are good due to a shortage of workers.
Hiraina Banks working at a bench, crafting a pair of dentures

Hiraina Banks making a pair of dentures

Last updated 18 December 2018