Some duties of a dental laboratory technician may include:
• Reads prescriptions and examine models and impressions to determine the type of dental restoration to be made or repaired.
Dental laboratory technicians make dental prostheses which are replacements for natural teeth. This work requires a technical knowledge of dental anatomy and skill in the use of dental laboratory materials and equipment. In some laboratories, technicians perform all stages of the work, whereas in other labs, each technician does only a few.