In this career, your responsibilities may include:
- Designing, fitting, fabricating, and repairing dentures and dental devices as prescribed by dentists and other specialists.
- Working closely with dentists, but rarely interacting with patients.
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Typically requires a certificate or an associate degree.
Certification is not required, but could make employers more likely to hire you or offer you a higher salary.
You may be eligible for the Certified Dental Technician (CDT) credential from the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology.
Licensure is not required to work as a dental technician.