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03/18/2015
By: Trina T.
Affordable Dental
I took my daughter to get some work done and I thought the staff was very professional. The doctor explained and showed me what areas needed attention. Everything was clearly explained to me in a way I understood completely. Kudos to the front office professional Tameca. Her knowledge was indeed a fresh breath of air. I definitely will recommend Affordable Dental to all my friends and family. Thank you for making my our visit a pleasure.
12/20/2016
By: Emily L.
Affordable Dental
Excellent place.Clean office.They did a thorough job with the work.Incredibly professional and made me feel completely comfortable. I will not, ever, go anywhere else.
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01/06/2016
By: Kevin B.
Barbara A Pickering, DDS
Great dentist and staff. Worth the drive to Galveston. Always a business full of smiles when I visit.
04/02/2013
By: galvestongirl1958
Shoreline Family Dentistry
I received great dental treatment and the staff was very friendly.
12/12/2014
By: Kathy A.
Scruggs, Charles K, DDS
Excellent dentist and surgeon. Highly recommend.
Tips & Advices
Many dental technologists are trained on the job, starting with simple tasks and progressing over the years to handle more complex responsibilities as they gather more experience. Formal training is available, and it involves getting an accredited two-year associate degree. Dental technologists can also obtain certification, which involves passing a certified dental technician exam.
Many dental labs provide guarantees for their work, and they will replace or repair a product if it fails. The timespan covered by this guarantee varies from product to product. For example, screw-retained implant abutments often come with a 20-year guarantee. Transition crowns and bridges are usually guaranteed for up to two years.
Many dental labs offer pickup and delivery services. They will send a driver to a dental office for pick up, and, once the work is finished, they will have the driver deliver the product to your office. Many dental labs offer this service at no additional charge.
Patients rarely deal with dental labs directly. In most cases, dental labs communicate only with a patient's dentist, building products based on dental molds that the dentist has taken. However, a small percentage of dentists operate in-house dental labs, and in these cases, patients can communicate directly with dental lab technicians.
In most states, dental technicians aren't legally required to obtain certification. However, if a dental lab wishes to obtain certification, the lab must be supervised by a certified dental technician, or CDT. To maintain certification, a CDT has to commit to continuing education. CDTs can choose specialties such as implants, orthodontics, ceramics, and complete dentures.

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