10) Dental Technician

  • A Dental Technician constructs, repairs or processes models, prosthetic appliances (including prostheses for aesthetic restoration and maxillofacial prostheses), dental implants, upper structures, fillings, corrective devices and other dental objects; and carries out other technological jobs related to prosthetics.

    A Dental Technician constructs, repairs or processes prosthetics or corrective objects upon the prescription of dentists.

  • Eligibility
    1. A person who graduated from a university, industrial college, or junior college with a major in the field of dental technology. Those who are still completing their study must confirm that they have graduated within February of the following year of the application. If they fail to have graduated from the school within the period, their passing will be invalidated.
    2. A person who completed an overseas university recognized by the Minister of Health and Welfare with a major in the field of dental technology or a course equivalent to or higher than that, and has been licensed as a corresponding dental technician by the competent authorities. If the person was studying at school equivalent to or higher than the overseas junior college recognized by the Minister of Health and Welfare with a major in the study related to dental technology as of October 6, 1995, the person needs to have graduated from the school in order to be eligible.
    Disqualification standards
    1. A mentally ill person under Subparagraph 1 of Article 3 of the Mental Health Act(except for those who are recognized by a medical specialist to be fit to act as a medical technician, etc.)
    2. An addict to narcotics, marijuana or any psychoactive drugs
    3. An incompetent or a quasi-incompetent person
    4. A person in whose case, the execution of a sentence is not completed or the decision not to execute such sentence is not yet finalized after being sentenced to imprisonment without prison labor or a heavier punishment due to the violation of the Medical Technicians, etc. Act or Articles 234, 269, 270(2) or (4), or 317(1) of the Criminal Act, the Act on Special Measures for the Control of Public Health Crimes, the Regional Public Health Act, the National Health Promotion Act, the Prevention of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Act, the Medical Service Act, the Emergency Medical Service Act, the Anatomy and Preservation of Corpses Act, the Blood Management Act, the Act on the Control of Narcotics, etc., the Mother and Child Health Act, or the National Health Insurance Act
  • No. of subjects No. of items Score allocation Total score Type of items
    Written test: 3 205 1 per item 205 Multiple choice
    (5 options)
    Practical skill test: 1 1 100 per item 100 Construction of dental appliances
    Period Test subjects
    (No. of test items)
    No. of items Type of items
    1st Fundamentals of Dental Technology (75),
    Medical Service Legislation (20)
    95 Multiple choice
    2nd Dental Technology (110) 110 Multiple choice
    3rd Practical skill test
    (Construction of dental appliances)
    1 Subjective item
    ※ Medical Service Legislation: Medical Service Act, Medical Technicians, etc. Act, and their enforcement Decrees and enforcement Rules
  • Those who score at least 40 percent in each individual subject and at least 60 percent across all subjects in the written test; and score at least 60 percent in the practical skill test will be considered to be successful candidates.

  • Test Times Test date Date of announcement of successful candidates Number of applicants Number of examinees Number of successful candidates Pass rate
    Dental Technician 36 2008.12.21. 2009.01.13. 1,682 1,623 1,379 85.0
    37 2009.12.20. 2010.01.11. 1,715 1,649 1,355 82.2
    38 2010.12.19. 2011.01.11. 1,776 1,707 1,412 82.7
    39 2011.12.18. 2012.01.11. 1,684 1,624 1,386 85.3
    40 2012.12.16. 2013.01.08. 1,577 1,535 1,278 83.3
    41 2013.12.15. 2014.01.07. 1,597 1,545 1,188 76.9
    42 2014.12.14. 2015.01.06. 1,497 1,454 1,114 76.6
    43 2015.11.29. 2015.12.16. 1,409 1,380 1,147 83.1
    44 2016.12.03. 2016.12.21. 1,249 1,221 1,001 82.0
    45 2017.12.02. 2017.12.21. 1,237 1,212 958 79.0
    46 2018.12.01. 2018.12.20. 1,256 1,208 1,009 83.5