Bestselling Dental Polishing Wheels in 2020
Zorvo Magnetic Bur Holde - BLUE
6pcs Stone FG+4pcs Silicone FG Burs Composite Polishing Kit for High speed
- 6pcs Stones FG+4pcs Silicon FG
- Burs handle diameter: 1.60mm
- Dental86 is the only authorized seller
DEFEND DIAMOND BURS NEEDLE #858-012F FINE 10/PK
Airgoesin 18 Dental Diamond Polishing Wheel Disc Cutter Plaster+ 10 HP Shank Mandrel 2.35mm
- Arbor hole measures 2mm with a small drill, hanging mill or electric grinder used for cutting laminate, plexiglass panels, stone, plastic, wood, jade, agate, crystal, ceramic, plaster, acrylics, resin and other products cut.
- Shank-HP, 2.35mm(3/32") diameter
- 18pcs discs in 6 shapes
- Come with 10pcs shanks
Dental Composite Resin Polishing Disc Polishing Wheel Burs Spiral Flex Brush 6Pcs
Premium 6" 100% Organic Wool Felt Polishing Buffing Wheel
- High quality Wool Felt Polishing Wheel
- 6" Dia x 1" Thick x 2/5" Arbor Hole Diameter (150mm*25mm*10mm)
- Use with your polishing rouge or buffing compound for clearing buffing polising knives, metal, silver, gold, jewelry, chrome, plastic, wood, glass, tile and more
- Weight: 7.76oz (Approx)
- Mandrel not included
DEFEND DIAMOND BURS FOOTBALL #368-018C COARSE RED 10/PK
100 PCS Abrasive Stone Points Electric Grinding Dremel Accessories Polishing Grinding Head Wheel Tool Kit by NSKR HPS
- Precision ground for quick, easy sharpening of chain saw blades.
- Best deal going for sharpening chain saws.
- High working efficiency, perfect grinding effect and long using life
- Basically replace with handle small grinding wheel, and no dust pollution.
- Convenient to grind, simple to use, safe and reliable.
40 Mixed Lab Beauty Silicone Rubber Polishing Wheels+10 Mandrel Shank
- Silicone Rubber Polishing Wheels+10 Mandrel Shank
- IDEAL FOR: DENTAL LABS - JEWELERY - WOODWORKING
- These mandrels are slotted with a 3/32" - 2.35mm shank. They are designed to be used on rotary handpieces.
- These mandrels are very popular and used extensively in Jewelry Making, Woodworking & Wood Carving, Lapidary Applications, Hobby & Craft, in Dental Labs and by Model Makers.
- RMP: 8,000 - 15,000
SE 8230DD40 30-Piece Set of Assorted Diamond Burrs, 400 Grit
- Set of 30 diamond-coated burrs with 400 Grit
- Shank size of all burrs: 1/8-inch (3 mm)
- Shapes: ball, cone, needle point, tapered, flat top cylinder, rounded cylinder
- Compatible with most die grinders and rotary tools
- Recommended for jewelers, lapidary use, craft modeling, home repair, hobbies, crafts, and more
Dental Lab Technicians: Average Wages and Hours in a Working Week
Dental laboratory technicians are skilled craftspeople who make and repair dental appliances, such as dentures, inlays, bridges, crowns, and braces, according to dentists' written prescriptions.
Dental laboratory trainees earn slightly more than minimum wage. As technicians gain experience, however, their salaries increase. The U.S. Department of Labor reported that in 2000 the median yearly income for dental laboratory technicians was about $26,915. The department also reported that the lowest paid 10 percent of this group earned roughly $16,182 per year, while the highest paid 10 percent earned about $44,657 annually. Median hourly earnings of dental laboratory technicians in 2000 were $12.88 in offices and clinics of dentists and $12.87 in medical and dental laboratories.
According to the National Association of Dental Laboratories, an especially productive or skilled technician may earn as much as $60,000. Self-employed technicians and those who work in smaller laboratories and perform a variety of work exceed the average earnings.
Benefits vary by individual laboratories. Additional benefits available to members of the National Association of Dental Laboratories include major medical and surgical insurance, term life insurance, dental insurance, and disability income coverage.
Most dental laboratory technicians work in well-lighted, calm, and pleasant surroundings. Technicians usually have their own workbenches and equipment. Because some pieces of equipment produce high levels of noise, dental laboratory technicians may wish to have their hearing checked periodically.
The normal workweek for technicians employed in commercial laboratories is 40 hours. Sometimes technicians face deadline pressure, although dentists' requirements are usually flexible enough to allow for special problems or difficult jobs. Many laboratories must operate on weekends, and in areas where there is a shortage of technicians, it may be necessary to work overtime, with wages adjusted accordingly. Self-employed technicians or those in very small laboratories may have irregular or longer hours.
Technicians usually work by themselves, concentrating on details of the pieces they are making or repairing. While the work does not demand great physical strength, it does require deft handling of materials and tools. Technicians usually have little contact with people other than their immediate coworkers and the dentists whose instructions they follow. Work is often brought in and out by messengers or by mail.
Successful dental laboratory technicians enjoy detailed work, are good at following instructions, and take pride in perfection. They should enjoy working independently but still be able to coordinate their activities with other workers in the same laboratory when necessary.
Although the overall demand for dental laboratory technicians is expected to grow more slowly than the average through 2020, certain job opportunities will remain favorable, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Trainee positions may be readily available, but such positions offer relatively low entry-level salaries. Experienced technicians with established professional reputations can start their own laboratories to advance their careers.
The slowing demand for dental laboratory technicians is related to the success of preventive dentistry. Because they are more likely to keep their own teeth, fewer dental patients will need complete dentures. More patients will need partial dentures or crowns, however, which also require laboratory work. As the baby boomer generation ages, they may require more dental care.
The reduced demand for dental laboratory work may be partly offset by increased demand for tooth-colored fillings to replace silver amalgam fillings. Although health problems related to the mercury in amalgam fillings are rare, some patients opt for replacement. Also, the affluent baby boomer generation is often willing to pay for more costly cosmetic restorations, such as all-ceramic crowns and dental implants.