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Ameritech | Dental Lab Technician

Do you have a crafty, creative Dental Laboratory Technician on your list? Here’s what to give them.

Perfect Gift Ideas for DLTs

Do you have a crafty, creative Dental Laboratory Technician on your list? Here’s what to give them.

Dental laboratory technicians mostly work in labs, but that’s not the only place they can do their craft.

Where Can a DLT Work?

Dental laboratory technicians mostly work in labs, but that’s not the only place they can do their craft.

Dental laboratory technicians craft dental prosthetics for over 35 million Americans. Take a look at what they do every day.

A Guide to Dental Prosthetics

If you’re a dental laboratory technician, you’ll spend your days making prosthetics that patients will use every day to smile, speak, and express themselves. It’s a growing, necessary industry, with over 35 million Americans missing at least one tooth. This is a brief guide to the prosthetics, large and small, that DLTs make every single ...

Peter Shull has a unique perspective of Ameritech. Find out about his experience as both a DLT student and instructor.

Interview With Dental Lab Tech Instructor Peter Shull

Peter Shull has been on both sides of Ameritech’s classrooms. He started as a student, studying at Utah’s only accredited Dental Laboratory Technician program, and then entered the workforce as a lab tech. He loved the job, but after getting an offer to become an instructor at Ameritech, he went back to his former college ...

Dental laboratory technicians draw on creativity and skill in their craft. Here are four surprising things about job.

4 Things No One Tells You About Being a DLT

Being a dental laboratory technician means you’re an artisan, a technician, and a healthcare provider. DLTs make the bridges, crowns, and other dental prosthetics that allow people who’ve lost teeth to smile, chew, and speak with confidence. Here are four things about being a DLT you might not know when entering the field. Related resource: ...

Being a DLT means you have to build to precise outcomes, use specialized tools, and optimize — just like a gamer does.

Gamers Wanted: Why You Should Consider a Career as a DLT

Being a dental laboratory technician (or DLT) means you have a specialized, varied career. DLTs do their work with a mixture of creativity, artistic talent, and engineering. The amount of skills that DLTs employ every day, whether it’s forming a crown from a dental mold or polishing a bridge, crosses over with a lot of ...

Dental laboratory technicians have a long lineage. For centuries, humans have crafted new teeth to replace the old.

Dental Prosthetics Through the Ages

Every workday, dental laboratory technicians get to create the bridges, crowns, and other dental prosthetics that serve millions of Americans every year. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, over 35 million Americans are missing teeth in one or both jaws. Filling those gaps is no small task, and DLTs use cutting-edge technology and ...

Dental lab techs don’t just craft prosthetics; they improve the lives of millions of people every year.

How to Make a Difference: Dental Laboratory Technician Edition

Unlike nurses, medical assistants, or other healthcare workers who see patients every day, dental laboratory technicians don’t work with the public. DLTs spend much of their time in a lab, doing the careful work of making crowns, bridges, dentures, and other dental prosthetics. Since they’re physically removed from those interactions, it can be easy to ...