How to Become a Dental Lab Technician

Dental technicians create crowns, bridges and dentures after receiving an impression of the patient’s teeth from a dentist.  There are three main departments in a dental lab: Crown and Bridge, Porcelain, and Dentures.  Many dental technicians work in one department.  This makes it easier to become a dental technician because you do not need to learn everything, only a specific skill or group of skills.

PTC has been training dental lab technicians for over 30 years.  Our training systems and technician courses use our streamlined teaching techniques to quickly train new technicians and improve the skills of existing technicians.  Our courses and systems establish stable references and standard procedures that enable you to advance to a level of technical competence in a very short amount of time.  We provide you with training models, TechBooks, and the instruments needed to learn a specific skill.

Dental Anatomy

The first step you try is to take the PTC posterior anatomy and anterior anatomy online courses.   These courses will help prepare you for the technical course and familiarize you with the terminology used in the dental industry.


After you finish both online courses call PTC and speak with one of our technical consultants.  We will help you decide which dental technician area is best for you and your individual needs: Crown and Bridge, Porcelain, or Dentures.  You are now ready to register for the next technical course.  When you register you will receive custom PTC training models, the PTC TechBooks for your course and the accompanying instrument kit.


Before you arrive you will study the TechBooks.  We recommend giving yourself at least 30 days to study for the course.  The more you prepare before the course, the more our expert instructors will be able to teach you the material.

Travel and Hotel

See our Travel & Hotels page for information on booking your flight, hotel, and car rental.

The Course

During the course you will learn the technical skills and fundamentals of dental technicians for the specific course.  You will go through all the material with our (Certified Dental Technician) technical trainer and will receive extensive one on one attention to help with your unique training needs.

Job Placement

After you have completed the course we can put you in contact with a dental lab recruitment firm who will help match you with your ideal position.

The beginning of your career as a dental lab technician is well within your reach.

Call (800) 448-8855 for a free technical consultation or send us a message.

Learn the Secrets of Dental Cosmetics

Take our online course on dental cosmetics and esthetics.  Earn 5 CDT credits.  Only $59!

  Related Posts


  1. Janet Gyebi  March 7, 2015

    Hi I am so interested in becoming a dental assistance. I come from Ghana in West Africa and am permanent residence in the United States. At the moment I am studying to write my GED and hopefully if I pass I would like to study dental or become dental assistance.


Add a Comment