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How to communicate better in the clinic and in the lab

How to Improve Clinical and Lab Communication

  Good communication comes in handy a hundred times a day, but in a healthcare setting, it’s a matter of life and death. Decades of studies have shown a clear and significant correlation between a clinician’s ability to explain, listen, and empathize with biological and functional health outcomes — not to mention patient satisfaction. With ...

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 ...

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, ...

Busy Healthcare Students: These Are the Foods You Should Eat

Working as a nurse or medical assistant takes a lot of physical and mental energy. Going to school and preparing for one of these careers can require just as much (if not more) stamina and vitality, because you’re learning new material, often working, and juggling a social or family life. In essence, you’ll be very, very busy.   ...

Digital Dentistry Is Growing Stronger

At Ameritech, we work to prepare all of our students for their careers after graduation. From labs and lectures to clinical rotations and externships, our graduates gain a fuller, more experiential understanding of nursing and dental lab technology than any textbook can provide. We also look for leaders in every industry to give an insider’s look ...

Practical Advice for Your First DLT Job

Any accredited dental lab technician program should give you the skills and experience to begin working at a dental lab as soon as you graduate, but there’s a difference between knowing and doing. At Ameritech, we prepare all of our DLT students for their first job, ensuring they can fabricate bridges and crowns and knowing ...

6 Things to Keep in Mind While Studying for Finals

It’s easy to panic when final exams approach. Suddenly you forget almost everything you learned in the term, and the prospect of multiple exams, one right after the other, is daunting if not petrifying. We’ve been through the process many times ourselves, so we know the feeling. We also know panicking and worrying don’t do ...