hard working, music and art lover, comediean stuck in a technicians body (or smock)
I started in the dental lab in my late twenties after a career as an artist and as a musical instrument repair person. I was motivated by trauma to my own mouth. I was lucky to start at a high quality lab with knowledgeable technicians. Extensive study, training and seminars allowed me to learn a lot in a short period of time
Working in the removable department in both a medium sized and small lab has given me a unique perspective on dentistry and a keen insight into the needs of patients and dentists. While removable is my primary area of expertise, I remain interested in all forms of dental technology. I am anxious for the opportunity to learn about the emerging technologies of industry and remain optimistic about the high quality predictable results that will be achieved.
Overall, laboratory owners' sentiments on the topic of offshoring are still split; 55%, up from 31% in 2005, feel it's un-American and unfair to their employees, and another 30% say it's just part of the globalization of our economy.
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