Dental Laboratory Technician
Duties and Responsibilities:
Dental laboratory technicians specialize in different areas of dental and orthodontic work. Their jobs usually include making and repairing dentures, crowns, and braces. They work in dental schools, commercial dental laboratories, hospitals, dental clinics, and for manufacturers of dental prostheses. Dental laboratory technicians:
- Repair denture linings.
- Choose and mount replacement teeth.
- Construct denture frames.
- Identify needed prostheses repairs.
- Make and fix braces.
- Cast plaster dental molds.
- Clean and polish prostheses.
Average Salary: 22,000-33,000
Dental laboratory technicians must have a high school diploma or GED certificate before starting dental laboratory training.
Dental laboratory technicians must attend a community college, vocational school, or dental school to learn their skills. Programs are usually two years in length.
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