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Dental Laboratory Technicians

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Dental technicians typically enter the field after obtaining three to four years experience working in laboratories helping more seasoned employees. They must learn to pour plaster and make models of dental fixtures, follow precise designs to create porcelain crowns and bridges, and use materials such as acrylics and metals in building dental appliances. The work also involves operating casting machines, dental buffing wheels, lathes, and molding devices. 

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