Last updated: Monday, October 21, 2019

2300 NW Walnut Blvd • Corvallis, OR 97330 • Suite 1D

OPAHEC@samhealth.org

Phone: 541-768-4137 | Fax: (541) 768-9916

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Dental and ophthalmic laboratory technicians and medical appliance technicians construct, fit, or repair appliances and devices, including dentures, eyeglasses, and prosthetics.

  • Education Requirements: technicians typically need at least a high school diploma or equivalent. There are some postsecondary programs available at community colleges or technical or vocational schools in dental laboratory technology and ophthalmic laboratory technology, but these are not common.
  • Soft Skills: detail oriented, dexterity and interpersonal skills
  • Average annual Salary: $34,600
  • 3 in state schools: Portland Community College (Portland, OR), Institute of Technology (Salem, OR), Altierus Career College (Portland, OR)

Watch a vido about what it is like to be a dental laboratory technician:

"A day in Life of a Dental Laboratory Technician

Dental Laboratory Technician