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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 ...

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 ...

Creative OTA ideas

10 Creative OTA Therapy Ideas to Improve Skills and Function

Occupational therapy assistants are tasked with helping people go about their lives in the world as independently as possible. When an OTA provides therapy, it’s targeted toward activities of daily living. What sorts of activities do people do every day, you ask? The motions of getting dressed, the mental steps involved in cooking dinner, navigating ...

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 ...

You Can Improve Your Focus in a Dental Lab. Here’s How.

Concentration is difficult for anyone — but it’s critical for dental lab technicians, whose work depends on detail and focus as they fabricate teeth. In 2000, the average attention span was 23 seconds. In 2013, that number dropped to 8 seconds. That figure is startling, especially for those in a dental lab where artistry, dexterity, ...