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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Want a Work/Life Balance? Become a Dental Lab Technician!

Especially in the healthcare industry, a good 9-5 job is hard to find. Overtime can be common, or at least weekend hours and long shifts that blur the lines between your career and personal life. A meaningful, fulfilling career, however, doesn’t have to consume every part of your life. You can do work you love and continue to foster other pursuits ...

Serving in the Service: Healthcare Careers in the Military

  Healthcare occupations abound in the military. With over a million enlisted personnel, it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that 75,820 of all military jobs are in the medical sector, as large as that number is. At Ameritech College of Healthcare, we see this first hand. We’ve had students who came out of the military, and we have many who ...

10 Time Management Tips for Your Dental Lab

Dental Lab Technicians have a lot of autonomy. Most work alongside lab-mates, but fabrication and project management is ultimately up to one person: You. Whether you’re just beginning your career as a DLT, or overseeing a lab you own and operate, time management is critically important. Your skills with tools and knowledge of materials can ...