Link to Kirkwood Community College

 Career opportunities:

  • Large production laboratory
  • Small multi-task laboratory
  • Technical representative
  • Research
  • Hospital
  • Dental school
  • Owner-operator of laboratory
  • In-house laboratory

Personal characteristics:
Dental technicians are highly skilled members of a dental team and are able to capitalize on a mixture of talents. These talents range from having an artistic flare to being skilled at using small hand tools. Great attention to detail, the ability to distinguish variations in shape and very fine color shadings are traits of an expert technician. An experienced technician captures and recreates the perfection and imperfections of natural teeth. The professions is a great marriage between art and science.

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