English translation: dental technician

12:19 Mar 10, 2009
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Dentistry
Dutch term or phrase: tandtechnicus
Een bedrijf levert oplossingen voor tandheelkundige praktijken, o.a. voor aesthetische chirurgie. In de case study die ik vertaal worden tandtechnici aangesproken. Is hier een speciale vertaling voor?
Rik Schraag
Local time: 13:26
English translation:dental technician
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Lianne van de Ven
United States
Local time: 07:26
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Bedankt Lianne!

Met vriendelijke groet,

Rik Schraag
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5 +8dental technician
Lianne van de Ven
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Is this US vs UK?
jarry (X)



5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +8
dental technician


Lianne van de Ven
United States
Local time: 07:26
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in category: 7
Grading comment
Bedankt Lianne!

Met vriendelijke groet,

Rik Schraag

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  L.J.Wessel van Leeuwen: makes false teeth...
4 mins
  -> dank je

agree  Etienne Wallace
7 mins
  -> merci

agree  Annabel Rautenbach
8 mins
  -> thank you

agree  Chris Hopley: not just false teeth... crowns, bridges, braces...
10 mins
  -> I bet he was simplifying... Thanks

agree  jarry (X): also called 'dental technologist': http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/details/Default.aspx?Id=142
13 mins
  -> Thank you. Is this VS vs GB?

agree  Nicole Snoek (X)
21 mins
  -> bedankt

agree  Keswick
34 mins
  -> dankjewel

agree  Buck: also in Van Dale NL-EN
39 mins
  -> Good point. I use this site online: http://www.mijnwoordenboek.nl/vertalen.php
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52 mins
Reference: Is this US vs UK?

Reference information:
This comes from the UK site I quoted
The job:
Dental technicians (or dental technologists as they are often referred to) make the dentures, crowns, bridges and dental braces that improve patients appearance, speech and their ability to chew. Working to dentists or doctors prescriptions, technicians/technologists use a wide range of materials, including gold, porcelain and plastic, to design and construct appliances to meet each patients needs.

There are four specialist areas. Prosthodontic technicians design and make dentures. Conservation technicians specialise in crown and bridge work. Orthodontic technicians make braces to correct tooth positions. Maxillo-facial technicians (sometimes also known as maxillofacial prosthetists) work is based in hospital oral surgery, ophthalmic, cancer and burns units, helping to reconstruct the faces of patients damaged by accident or disease. For more information please click here

jarry (X)
South Africa
Native speaker of: English
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