What can a dental prosthesist offer?
Dental technicians are highly trained and skilled individuals who manufacture dental prosthetics. Through further study dental technicians are able to qualify as dental prosthetists. A dental prosthetist is qualified to consult directly with clients about all their dental prosthetic needs.
Every individual mouth is different and hence every denture requires careful consideration to provide optimum fit, comfort and aesthetics. Understanding both the patient’s requirements and the manufacturing process puts the dental prosthetist in a unique position to offer optimum advice and guidance to the patient in relation to materials, design and budget.
Our Dental Prosthesists
From an early age Jennifer Craig knew that the dental industry was where she wanted to be. By the age of 19 Jennifer had graduated with a Certificate in Dental Technology which, which further study, was upgraded to a Diploma.
In 1985 Jennifer graduated from the first intake of The Dental Prosthetists Higher Certificate course and received an award for having achieved the highest level of professional skills. Jennifer now holds an Advanced Diploma in Dental Prosthetics.
From 1985 Jennifer ran a very successful private practice in the southern suburbs of Sydney. She is known within the industry for her high quality work and expertise. Jennifer has worked closely with Dentists and Dental Specialists over the years to maintain optimum patient care, and pays attention to detail with every task she undertakes.
For many years during her career, Jennifer lectured part time at the Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics at the Sydney Dental Hospital, imparting her knowledge to the future generation of Dental Prosthetists. She also travelled to Adelaide for 4 years to coordinate and deliver the same course.
Bill Hizart graduated as a dental technician in 1987 and quickly turned his attention to specialising in the manufacture of dentures. He established Hizart Dental Laboratory in 1991. After many years concentrating on manufacturing the very best quality dental prosthetics, Bill returned to his studies. In 2009 Bill graduated as a dental prosthetist where his skill was recognised in his being awarded the Gerry McGuire Memorial Prize for the most consistent student in the graduating class of 2009.