Dental and Ophthalmic Medical Technician Career
Dental and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians are responsible for the construction, maintaining and repairing of a variety of medical supports for their patients. Dental laboratory technicians could see supports such as dentures, bridges, crowns and veneers. The technicians perform a range of tasks to fill the order prescribed by the doctors. This could include anything from creating mold of the patient’s teeth using plaster, wax, porcelain and metal to the actual building of a prosthetic tooth.
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians, also known as optical mechanics, are accountable for devices prescribed by the doctors to help increase the patient’s vision. These devices include corrective lenses and contacts. In many cases, technicians will use specialized automated equipment to create the prescription lenses. Although some practices still produce them by hand. Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians will sometimes produce telescopes and binoculars as well.