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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 ...

What are the biggest personality traits needed for healthcare

What Are the Top 5 Personality Traits Needed in Healthcare?

  Some personality traits, like respect, patience, and punctuality are valuable skills at work and in life. And other traits, like inflexible thinking and emotional whimsy, make any job harder. Healthcare is different. A very specific personality profile seems to shine brightest. It’s not for everyone. People who have specific personality traits see the most ...

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 ...

6 Ideas to Make Kids Comfortable in Healthcare

6 Tips for Working with Kids

  Big kids, little kids, well-behaved kids, and tired kids — one way or another, sticky fingers are in your future. With some respect, humor, and crayons, you can make everyone’s experience more enjoyable and promote a healthy outcome. Here are six tips for healthcare professionals working with children. 1. Create a kid-friendly space If ...

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 ...

Organize your Schedule for Better Time Management

When Deadlines Attack: Time Management Tips

It’s one of those dreams: You’re back in high school, and you’re late for an exam, and you can’t find your classroom. Or you have a paper due, but you didn’t do it. Stress from unmet due dates and too much work can seep into our dreams and lead to anxiety-fueled nightmares. Good news: Time ...