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What qualifications do you need to open a dental laboratory?

To open a dental prosthesis laboratory in France, it is generally necessary to have a specific diploma in the field of dental prosthesis. The most common diploma is the Brevet de Technicien Supérieur (BTS) in dental prosthetics. This BTS prepares students with all the technical and practical skills needed to make dental prostheses.

A dental technician, responsible for making dental prostheses, needs a wide range of technical and interpersonal skills to succeed in his or her field. Here are the main skills required:

Technical and Specialised

  1. Prosthesis design The ability to design dental prostheses such as crowns, bridges, dentures and implants that match the patient's oral morphology.
  2. Materials Management In-depth knowledge of materials used in dental prosthetics, such as ceramics, resins and metals.
  3. Modelling skills Ability to work with wax or plastic models to create accurate moulds of patients' teeth.
  4. Use of Specialised Equipment Skills in the use of laboratory equipment such as ceramic kilns, milling machines and 3D printers.
  5. Moulding and Sculpture Techniques Skill in shaping materials to create prostheses that not only work well but also look natural.

Cognitive and Interpersonal

  1. Attention to Detail Extreme precision is required to create prostheses that fit perfectly and function optimally.
  2. Problem-solving skills Ability to identify and solve complex problems relating to the design and manufacture of prostheses.
  3. Communication skills Ability to communicate effectively with dentists and patients to understand their needs and expectations.
  4. Patience and Perseverance Making prostheses can be a long and meticulous process, requiring patience and close attention.

Management and Organisation

  1. Time Management Ability to manage several projects or orders at the same time, while respecting strict deadlines.
  2. Management skills Skills: Ability to manage a laboratory, including staff supervision, inventory management and compliance with health and safety standards.

Updating and Continuous Learning

  1. Continuing education Commitment to continuous learning to keep up to date with the latest technologies and materials in the dental field.

These skills enable the dental technician to provide high-quality, customised solutions that meet the specific needs of each patient.

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Advanced Technologies

In addition to technical skills, it is important to have knowledge of business management to be able to manage a laboratory. CThis may include human resources management, accounting and marketing. Some people may also choose to take further training in management or entrepreneurship.

It is also essential to comply with the regulations in force in the sector, particularly with regard to health and safety, and toobtain the necessary authorisations from the relevant authorities to open and operate a dental prosthesis laboratory.

The profession of dental technician offers a number of advantages and interests that attract people to this profession. Here are some of the main attractions of this profession:

Contributing to the well-being of patients

  1. Positive Impact on Patients' Lives Improving patients' quality of life by providing them with prostheses that improve their masticatory function, aesthetics and comfort.
  2. Job satisfaction : Great satisfaction in seeing the tangible results of your work and knowing that you're helping people to regain their smiles and self-confidence.

Technical Challenges and Creativity

  1. Manual and creative work The unique combination of technical and artistic skills required to design and manufacture prostheses that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
  2. Use of Advanced Technologies Opportunities to work with cutting-edge technologies, such as CAD (Computer-Aided Design) and CADCAM (Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing), as well as 3D printers.

Job Security and Career Development

  1. Stable demand Strong demand for dental prosthesis services due to increased awareness of the importance of oral health and an ageing population.
  2. Opportunities for advancement Opportunities to progress to management roles or to specialise in specific areas such as orthodontic or maxillofacial prosthetics.

Professional autonomy

  1. Independence The possibility of working independently in a laboratory or owning your own laboratory, offering a high degree of autonomy in day-to-day management and commercial decisions.
  2. Flexible working hours : Depending on the working environment, prosthetists may enjoy a certain degree of flexibility in their working hours, which can contribute to a better work-life balance.

Working environment

  1. Collaboration Regular interaction with other health professionals, particularly dentists, which enriches professional experience and encourages the development of a solid professional network.
  2. Stimulating environment : Working in a field where each case is unique can be very stimulating and never monotonous.

These elements make the profession of dental technician an attractive career for those interested in health, technology and precise craftsmanship, while having a direct and positive impact on people's well-being.

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Here are a few examples of what we have achieved for our dental laboratory customers:

New LMP website: Laboratoire Mondial Prothèse

New LMP website: Laboratoire Mondial Prothèse

Creation of wordpress website : Innoris

Creation of wordpress website : Innoris

2024 greetings card - Laboratoire Dentaire Girondin

2024 greetings card - Laboratoire Dentaire Girondin

Creation of a website for the manufacture of dental prostheses: DENT ALL GROUP

Creation of a website for the manufacture of dental prostheses: DENT ALL GROUP

Website creation dental lab: Laboratoire DE PANNEMAECKER

Website creation dental lab: Laboratoire DE PANNEMAECKER

Dental laboratory website creation: Laboratoire Dentaire Girondin

Dental laboratory website creation: Laboratoire Dentaire Girondin

Dental laboratory logo design: BIESSE

Dental laboratory logo design: BIESSE

Price list and dental laboratory brochure - LSO

Price list and dental laboratory brochure - LSO

Dental laboratory brochure - Laboratoire BIESSE

Dental laboratory brochure - Laboratoire BIESSE

Dental prosthesis brochure - Laboratoire DURODEZ

Dental prosthesis brochure - Laboratoire DURODEZ

Price brochure dental laboratory SALVATIERRA

Price brochure dental laboratory SALVATIERRA

DE PANNEMAECKER dental laboratory folder

DE PANNEMAECKER dental laboratory folder

Dental laboratory correspondence card : LSO

Dental laboratory correspondence card : LSO

Dental technician letterhead: DE PANNEMAECKER laboratory

Dental technician letterhead: DE PANNEMAECKER laboratory

Dental laboratory letterhead: CORUS Bordeaux

Dental laboratory letterhead: CORUS Bordeaux

Dental laboratory business cards: Laboratoire BIESSE

Dental laboratory business cards: Laboratoire BIESSE

Dental technician business cards : Laboratoire du Sud Ouest

Dental technician business cards : Laboratoire du Sud Ouest

Flyer DE PANNEMAECKER dental laboratory

Flyer DE PANNEMAECKER dental laboratory

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New LMP website: Laboratoire Mondial Prothèse

Creation of the new LMP website : Laboratoire Mondial Prothèse, recognised expert in dental prostheses ! Institutional and corporate WORDPRESS site. Website...

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Creation of wordpress website : Innoris

Creation of the website for Innoris, the largest network of dental technicians in France. Institutional and corporate WORDPRESS site with two entries:...

Website

2024 greetings card - Laboratoire Dentaire Girondin

Creation of a unique 2024 greetings card for the Girondin dental laboratory, experts in dental prostheses.

Website

Creation of a website for the manufacture of dental prostheses: DENT ALL GROUP

Creation of a website for the manufacture of dental prostheses: DENT ALL GROUP. Showcase WORDPRESS site for one of Europe's leading manufacturers.

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Website creation dental lab: Laboratoire DE PANNEMAECKER

Creation of the website for the DE PANNEMAECKER dental laboratory, experts in dental prostheses. WORDPRESS website for a dental laboratory in Artigues-près-Bordeaux.

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Dental laboratory website creation: Laboratoire Dentaire Girondin

Creation of the website for Laboratoire Dentaire Girondin DURODEZ. WORDPRESS showcase site for a dental laboratory in Bordeaux. Easily manageable site thanks to a user-friendly interface...

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Logo design dental lab: DURODEZ

Creation of the logo for the DURODEZ dental lab: a renowned expert in dental prostheses in Bordeaux.

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Dental laboratory logo design: BIESSE

Creation of the logo for the BIESSE dental laboratory: a renowned expert in implantology in Bordeaux.

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Price list and dental laboratory brochure - LSO

Creation, layout and execution of the price list and brochure for the LSO dental laboratory, Laboratoire du Sud-Ouest in Bordeaux.

Website

Dental laboratory brochure - Laboratoire BIESSE

Design and production of a dental lab brochure for the BIESSE laboratory, experts in dental prosthetics in Bordeaux.

Website

Dental prosthesis brochure - Laboratoire DURODEZ

Layout and creation of a dental prosthesis brochure for the DURODEZ laboratory in Saucats.

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POMLAB dental lab leaflet

Layout and creation of a brochure promoting dental prostheses.

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POMLAB dental prostheses leaflet

Layout and creation of a brochure promoting dental prostheses.

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POMLAB dental laboratory leaflet

Design, production and printing of a leaflet for the POMLAB dental laboratory in Paris.

Website

Price brochure dental laboratory SALVATIERRA

Design, production and printing of a leaflet for the SALVATIERRA dental laboratory in Eysines near Bordeaux.

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DE PANNEMAECKER dental laboratory folder

Folder from a dental laboratory: the DE PANNEMAECKER laboratory in Yvrac.

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Dental laboratory correspondence card : LSO

Creation of a correspondence card for the Laboratoire du Sud-Ouest (LSO) in Bouliac.

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Dental technician letterhead: DE PANNEMAECKER laboratory

Creation of a letterhead for the DE PANNEMAECKER dental laboratory in Yvrac (33).

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Dental laboratory letterhead: CORUS Bordeaux

Creation of a letterhead for the CORUS dental laboratory in Bordeaux.

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Dental laboratory business cards: Laboratoire BIESSE

Creation of a business card for Laboratoire BIESSE, experts in dental prostheses.

Website

Dental technician business cards : Laboratoire du Sud Ouest

Creation of a business card for Laboratoire du Sud Ouest, experts in dental prostheses.

Website

Flyer DE PANNEMAECKER dental laboratory

Graphic creation of a dental laboratory flyer: presentation of the competitive advantages of the DE PANNEMAECKER laboratory.

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Dental laboratory poster

Creation of a poster for the promotion and anniversary of a dental laboratory in Yvrac, near Bordeaux.

  • Strategy

    Praising a dental laboratory on its anniversary

  • Design

    Technical and modern, this historical frieze is sure to attract the attention and interest of visitors.

  • Client

    De Pannemaecker Laboratory

  • Tags

    dental laboratory, dental laboratory, medical

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3D plan of DURODEZ dental laboratory

The 3D plan is a design tool that allows you to view the plans of a building or object in three dimensions. It allows you to...

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DURODEZ : Dental laboratory photo report

As part of a global communications plan, the digital agency CHOCOLAT NOIR commissioned François BLAZQUEZ to create a photo report for the...

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