Hands-on training at the PTC Training Center

Ness Academy dental technician courses use our proven learning systems to help new and existing technicians quickly improve their technical ability to prepare for the demands of the new market place. These courses are unique as technicians will not only increase their productivity and quality of work, but they also return with reference materials and tools to reinforce what they have learned.

PTC courses are approved for CDT credits. All classes are limited to 6 participants.

Dental Technician at the PTC Waxing Course

  • I'm so grateful for the efforts of Jim Mahan, and the rest of the PTC team, for their dedication in keeping dental education simple, systematic, and current. The classes are perfectly designed and executed to deliver the clearest, step by step process to design a dental restoration. I started my career in the dental field learning PTC, and continue to rely on it today. The principles PTC was founded on have had made a major impact, not only in my professional life, but in my personal life as well! There is a digital shift occurring in the dental field today - The techniques and principals PTC is based on are now needed more that ever. PTC continues to be the fastest, most effective way to teach dental lab techniques. After refreshing my skills, and reviewing the materials that I have relied on for so many years, I am greatly encouraged, and feel a renewed sense of excitement for the future! I will always consider myself a student of PTC, and will continue to rely on PTC as an authority in Dental Laboratory Technology Education!

  • Best bang for your buck seminar that gives you the hands on skills to succeed.

  • This is priceless information.

  • I've yet to experience an instruction method that works as efficiently for all learning types.

  • I only wish that I had this information years ago. I would highly recommend this course to anyone.

  • I felt I received an 8 year on the job education in 4 days.

Available Courses

Crown & Bridge Anatomical Waxing and Framework Design

This comprehensive waxing course will meet the needs of anyone from beginner to accomplished technician. Participants will not only be able to do the work, they will also learn how to teach the procedures to others.

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Anterior and Posterior Porcelain Application & Contouring

Ideal for both novice and experts, this comprehensive course uses the proven methods of PTC training systems.

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Creating Natural Dentures

Learn the fundamentals and advanced procedures to produce premium dentures.

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PTC Trainer

Jim Mahan - PTC Trainer

James Mahan, CDT is the President and CEO for Productivity Training Corporation. As the principal trainer for the past 10 years he has trained hundreds of laboratory owners, managers and technicians in PTC technology as well as business management fundamentals. As consultant for Ness Consulting International, he has trained dental technicians and owners around the world in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. He draws on 40 years of dental laboratory experience as a dental lab owner, manager and dental technician to help laboratory owners establish better control of their business.

Travel & Hotels

All courses are held at our training facility in Morgan Hill, California.

The closest airport is San Jose International, about 20 minutes north of Morgan Hill.

PTC recommends staying at one of these hotels. All are in Morgan Hill and very close to our training facility.

Marriott Residence Inn
(408) 782-8311

Marriott Courtyard
(408) 782-6034

La Quinta Inn & Suites
(669) 888-3700

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