34-year career as a technician, lab owner, manager, consultant and denturist.
Today, I consider myself a "Denture Practitioner" and I've found much success in this approach. I work chairside in three offices doing removables cases from start to finish and training the doctors and their staff on troubleshooting techniques. While I do most of the lab work in my own home laboratory, being in the office allows me to get the proper impression, proper bite, etc. needed to fabricate a quality product; I even guarantee every case I fabricate.
I also help educate patients—explaining the entire process to them and talking about expectations before, during and after the process. Doctors love this because in a fast-paced office they often don't have the time to explain things thoroughly.
In a nutshell, I take away the headaches from the dentist and his staff.