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Dental Technology Services

denture maintenance

Our Services

Description


Dental Technology Services include prosthetics in the provision of dentures, full or partial, their repair and any other alteration. Orthodontic services refers to appliances which correct tooth positions to improve occlusion, function, aesthetics and other complicated jaw relations. Specialised services in Maxillo Facial reconstruction of traumatised and diseased patients (genetically or diagnosed with a medical condition) are also provided. These involve facial reconstruction and obturators. Patients requiring orthognatic appliances (specialised/complex orthodontic appliances)are also provided.
The dental technologist is an Allied Health Care Professional who designs, constructs, repairs or adjusts dental custom-made appliances. These devices serve to preserve oral tissue and enhance a patient’s ability to eat and smile. Dental Technologists form part of the dental team. Together with the Clinician/dentist they strive to produce the best possible solutions for a patients aesthetic and functional requirements.

Procedure


The Person who fulfils the eligibility criteria to benefit from these services can be referred by a Consultant within the Department of Health or by his/her family clinican/dentist.

Eligibility


All Maltese citizens or foreigners holding a residency permit can be referred to benefit from Prosthetics services. For the provision of orthodontic appliances, all under 16 adolescence referred by a Clinician are entitled to receive orthodontic appliances if needed.

Required Documents

Back Office Process


The Department of dental Surgery (MDH level -1) receives referrals which have been screened for this service. They are than given appointments for the initiating process of our services, by mail or telephone. Priority is given to emergency cases. All patient details are kept on a computer system and the number of times an appointment is given to an individual is also recorded.

 
The Clinicians also document the details of each consultation and kept in the patients’ records. At the first consultation a patient is assessed, prescribed the most appropriate device and all necessary measurements are taken. The device is then ordered and manufactured at MDH dental lab. Another appointment is then given to the patient for the fitting and/or delivery of the device. Follow up, post-delivery appointments are given according to each patient’s individual need.


Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What-are-dental-appliances?
Answer: Custom-made devices to improve function (eating and masticating) and aesthetics, including facial muscle support.
 
Question: What is a prosthetic or orthodontic appliance?
Answer: Prosthetic or prosthesis are dentures while orthodontic appliances are appliances generally required by adolescence for tooth movement.
 
Question: Where is Dental OP?
Answer: The Department of Dental Surgery is located on level -1 MDH. Entering from the main entrance of MDH ground floor, walk to Administration and get lift or stairs to -1 Level.
 
Question: Do I need a referral every time I need to have my device checked or if I have a problem?
Answer: No. An individual who has a problem with the device or needs it checked can simply phone for an appointment.

 
 

How to Contact Us

You can contact us by: 
  • Coming personally to our office
  • Contacting us via phone or fax 
  • Writing to us

 

Our Office
Address
Department of Dental Surgery
Dental Laboratory Section
Mater Dei Hospital
Msida
MSD 2090
 
Telephone
Prosthetics:                           25454856/7
Orthodontics:                        25454863
Reception:                            25454800/1
Dental Lab Office:                  25454835
Main Lab:                              25454875
 
Operning hours
We are open during the following hours:
Monday-Friday         7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday                   7.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.
 


                When you visit our Office we will: 
Studies being carried out on the human jawline
             
                > Be quick, courteous and helpful
                > Welcome you in a clean and friendly environment.


                When you phone us you can expect us to:
               
                 > Answer promptly

                 > Identify ourselves.​ 
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