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Dental Laboratory Technicians

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Technicians with appropriate training and experience can become certified dental technicians, thus earning the right to place the initials CDT after their names. The National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology, which awards the credential, reports that "the attained skill and knowledge of the CDT is highly desirable to laboratories. Having this certification provides the dental technician with the advantage of higher salaries, advancement. and job satisfaction."

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