Dental Laboratory Technician Career Roadmap

High School

Anytime 9-12th Grade

12th Grade

After Graduation


In Minnesota, most education and training for dental lab technicians is ‘on-the-job.’ New employees will typically focus on one area, such as orthodontics, crowns and bridges, ceramics, partial dentures, or complete dentures. After a certain amount of time and experience, dental lab technicians can become certified and work more independently. Learn more.

Advanced Opportunities

Experienced dental lab technicians can become supervisors, business managers, or they can open their own dental lab businesses.