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Dental Technician

Kaihangarau Niho

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

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


Dental technicians with up to two years’ experience usually earn

$33K-$42K per year

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

$42K-$65K per year

Source: New Zealand Institute of Dental Technologists.

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 22 August 2017