Dirk Sommerfeld, MDT, head of the international training department at Renfert, has more than 25 years of experience in the laboratory and dental industries. Trained in Germany, he has worked for labs, as an in-house technician and owned a laboratory for 15 years. He has extensive experience in implantology.
According to LMT's 2012 Wage Survey, technicians in the CAD/CAM department are seeing the biggest wage increases. For instance, an all-around CAD/CAM technician with six to 10 years of experience is now earning $19.79 per hour, $3.41 more than in 2010, and a CAD/CAM technician with 11-15 years of experience is now earning $21.06, a $5.07 boost.
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