PARTIALS OR NO PARTIALS? THAT IS THE QUESTION FOR CDT’S by ANDREW BARRS Leave a comment

Currently as we all know the current regulations set by the GDC states that Clinical Dental Technicians can only make partial dentures with an oral health certificate/prescription from a Dentist.

Is this workable for CDTs?  Should the law be changed to allow CDTs to increase our scope of practice?

As a former President of the BACDT I know it was our job as an association to ask our memberships their views on different matters and how they wanted me and the board to represent them moving forward.

One question that was always asked to the members was about partial dentures and surprisingly or unsurprisingly, depending on your view point, direct access regarding partial dentures always came quite low on people´s priorities. Many CDTS not currently in the BACDT don´t seem to agree with this and some even think, with their current qualifications, there should be the right to make partial dentures without any involvement of a Dentist.

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