I should just stick to one topic...but that would take too long to let all the replies to trickle in.
LMT here is something else you may want to write about.
Another observation. Most dental lab technicians CDT or non-CDT only know how to do one thing. The majority can only make models, or wax, or metal finish, or ceramics.
Again not picking on being a CDT...but if you became a CDT you should know how to work in all the departments...and do them well. This is what I mean by raising the bar.