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Dental Laboratory Technician
$29,890 – $48,859
Dental laboratory technicians construct and repair dental appliances such as crowns, bridges, dentures and orthodontic appliances. This may include mixing ingredients, filling dental-appliance molds, sculpting and building forms, bending and soldering wires, and grinding and polishing finished work. They follow instructions written by the dentist and use models and impressions of patients’ teeth or mouth.
Dental laboratory technicians work in laboratories in dentists' offices or hospitals providing dental services.
Dental laboratory technicians are required to complete a two-year program.