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Ameritech | Dental Lab Technician

Being a dental lab tech is a great job, but how much green do you get for making pearly whites?

This Is How Much You’ll Earn as a Dental Laboratory Technician

Being a dental laboratory technician means that you’re part engineer, part caregiver, and part artist. Among other essential responsibilities, you make new teeth. People can smile, talk, and chew things with confidence because of the bridges, crowns, and dentures that you craft for them. So you’ll leave work every day knowing that you made a ...

Brushing is common sense, but it’s not enough. Here are six more things you can do for healthy teeth.

6 Lifehacks for Taking Care of Your Teeth

Obviously, you should brush your teeth. That’s not really a lifehack, that’s just a common-sense thing you’ve (hopefully) been doing since childhood. But, every single medical professional from the most experienced DDS to a newly-minted DLT can tell you that brushing is not enough. Here are six more things you (and your future patients) can ...

To give you a look at what it’s like to be a DLT student at Ameritech, we sat down with a former student from the program.

A Day in the Life of a Dental Laboratory Technician

Have you considered becoming a dental laboratory technician? It’s a growing and lucrative healthcare field that offers a lot in terms of career stability and satisfaction, especially among creative individuals seeking a low-stress medical environment. To give you an inside look at what it’s like to be a dental laboratory technician student at Ameritech, we ...

How to Improve Communication in the Lab

5 Tips to Build Teamwork in the Lab

When we’re surrounded by people who understand and support us, we can fly. We can take risks and know that failure is okay. We look forward to going to work. We’re more productive because we have more resources to draw upon. This is true of any team, and especially for dental lab technicians, who must ...

What do Dental Lab Techs do on the Job?

What Does a Dental Laboratory Technician Do?

People with good teeth don’t think twice about flashing a bright smile. It’s easy to convey approval and love with a grin. It’s hard to imagine having to stop and think about this instinctive, happy expression. For people with gum disease or dental problems, even a small smile can be a source of embarrassment and ...

Get into a Dental Laboratory Technician Career

How to Land a Job as a Dental Laboratory Technician

  If you thought a job interview started when you actually met the interviewer, you wouldn’t be alone — and you’d be wrong. For aspiring dental laboratory technicians (DLTs), the job interview starts while you’re still in school. Strong commitment is as important as technical skills for professional DLTs. Whether you’re working a part-time job ...

It Takes a Lot of Creativity to be a Dental Lab Tech

Why Creative People Make Great Dental Lab Technicians

Money or love: Which would you choose? That’s the struggle for many creative people trying to match a career to their passion. We all have creative friends who went to school for literature, art, philosophy, and the like. Sometimes they got lucky and found a job in their field; but so many creative people must ...

Dental lab technicians need more communication with dentists

Why Every Dental Lab Needs More Communication with Dentists

All dental lab technicians know they need months and months of training and practice to make lifelike prosthetic appliances patients are proud to wear. Most often enter the field already skilled in art and technology, and in the best dental lab tech programs they learn how to master the materials of the trade. When you ...