Dental technicians making implants, dentures, crowns and bridges in Sunderland

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On site dental help when you need it – and you might not even need to reserve time with a dentist!

Behind every dental practice is a team of experts, all committed to giving the best care for every member of your family.

From the friendly receptionist waiting to greet you and put you at your ease, to the hygienist helping you maintain a healthy mouth; the dental nurse helping with your procedure, or the dentist themselves, City Dental’s expert in-house team can help.

The large independent private dental practice in Sunderland is owned by technicians Colin Caster and Mark Maley, and they know that the Clinical Dental Technicians CDTs are a crucial part of the team.

In the latest explainer article about who they are and what they do, we shine the light on Clinical Dental Technicians, who have an almost unique role at City Dental.

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What they do

A CDT (Clinical Dental Technician) is a dental professional qualified to carry out the clinical aspect of denture construction as well as the technical aspect.

One of the practice’s key strengths is this in-house expertise, which allows them to carry out a wider range of treatments without the need to out-source – this saves time, money and avoids any risk of confusion between the dentist and technician.

The Clinical Dental Technician can take impressions, and carry out all other clinical procedures associated with denture construction and then make and fit the finished denture– this is a fast, seamless process – it all adds up to less stress for patients too, as they are looked after by the one, cohesive team. They can also make crowns, bridges and implants, all designed to the precise requirements dictated by the qualified dentist.

Colin says the laboratory is the largest independent in the area and was the first in the UK to be ISO quality standard registered – with he and Mark’s 50 years’ plus experience, you are in safe hands with the CDT team.

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Supporting these skilled technicians are general dentists, and oral surgeon, nurses and hygienists.

Ready to know more? Visit  or call the practice on 0191 5484916. You can even book in for a free tour, to see what goes on behind the scenes.

City Dental is at 57 Dovedale Road, Seaburn Dene, Sunderland SR6 8LP