Many dentists aren’t very familiar with what lab technicians do, what education is required, and what training they receive. Lab technicians work hard, regularly complete continuing education, and a good lab technician is an important partner in creating flawless smiles for your patients. In this post, we’ll talk about dental technician training, education, job responsibilities, and more to help dentists better understand the role of the lab technician in providing exceptional dental care for their patients.
Training & Education
Lab technicians will either study and earn certification through a two year laboratory technician program, or they may be offered the opportunity to receive on the job training working with a mentor to learn the necessary skills in a dental lab setting. Regardless of how they are trained, technicians will learn about crafting crowns, bridges, and dentures, working with a variety of materials like wax, ceramics, and metals, and utilizing digital dentistry technologies. Most lab technicians, like dentists, also complete regular continuing education to ensure they stay up to date on any changes in the field.
Using Dentistry Technologies
In addition to training in how to craft specific dental restorations, appliances, and models, lab technicians will also need to understand how to use advanced technologies like computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD/CAM) systems. They will also need to understand and interpret x-rays, bite impressions, and digital scans that may be used as part of the dental lab process. At YES! Dental Laboratory, our team members have the training and experience necessary to use almost any dental office technology, meaning they can seamlessly integrate your treatment plan.
Meet the YES! Dental Laboratory Team
At YES! Dental Laboratory, we’re dedicated to offering quality lab services, so you can provide your patients with the exceptional dentistry treatments they deserve. Because we have streamlined the lab process, you don’t have to worry about lost orders, improperly completed tasks, or services that take longer than expected. We offer accurate turnaround times, so you can plan ahead and keep your patients informed. We have a lab prescription form that allows us to ensure flawless results with minimal error, and most importantly, we have a team of laboratory technicians who truly care about helping you create a thriving dental practice. When you’re ready to find out more, call YES! Dental Laboratory of Tarrytown. Conveniently located for local Northeast dental offices, we’re happy to provide lab services for practices across the US.