Dental laboratory technicians construct and repair dentures and other dental appliances including crowns, bridges, partial dentures, pre- and post-oral and maxillofacial surgical devices, and orthodontic appliances in a laboratory. Although dental technicians seldom work directly with patients, they provide a valued healthcare service by working with dentists to improve patient health and appearance.Explore this career outside the military
Dental laboratory technicians normally work in dental or optical laboratories and occasionally in examination and dispensing offices.
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Dental Laboratory Technicians in the Military
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People in this career achieve this level of education.
All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for dental laboratory technicians consists of classroom and on-the-job instruction, including practice with dental appliances. Training content may include: Making and repairing dental devicesLaboratory operating proceduresBasic principles and techniques of dental careRead More
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