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Dental Laboratory Technology is both a science and an art. Since each dental patient's needs are different, the duties of a dental laboratory technician are comprehensive and varied. Dental technicians work directly with dentists by following detailed written instructions and using impressions (molds) of the patient's teeth or oral soft tissues. With advancements in technology and materials, there is an increased demand for restorative and cosmetic dentistry. The salary of a dental laboratory technician depends primarily upon the skills demonstrated and responsibilities associated with the specific position. Dental laboratory technology is a flexible career offering several opportunities for advancement.