Visualisation of Dental Technicians Distribution in Indonesia: A Review Article: English

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Objective to provide a descriptive review on dental technicians as a profession and their
distribution in Indonesia based on a literature review.
Peer-reviewed articles were collected from PubMed and Google Scholar (year 2016 onwards),
and Indonesian-based grey literature, such as the Indonesian law on dental technician, documents
from the ministry of health, national data on health, and news media report were used. Dental
technicians are competent to work in dental laboratories and health facilities within the scope of
manufacturing both fixed and removable dental prosthetics, orthodontic appliances, and
maxillofacial prosthetics in collaboration with dentists or dental specialists. Only 13 out of 100
Indonesian public health centres have their own dental technicians.
The main task of a dental technician is to plan, manufacture, and evaluate dental prostheses,
such as full and partial dentures, fixed dentures, as well as to produce removable orthodontic
appliances and maxillofacial prostheses. There is a maldistribution of dental technicians in
Review (J Int Dent Med Res 2022; 15(1): 319-322)
Keywords: Dental technician, Health System, Health worker Distribution, Health Care.
Received date: 15 January 2022
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-322
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2022


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