Brandon Dickerman never planned to join the family business, Dickerman Dental Prosthetics which was started by his grandfather, Myron Dickerman, CDT, nearly 50 years ago. "Everyone outside my family always assumed that's what I was going to do so, naturally, I decided to go the other way," he recalls with a laugh. But when he graduated from the University of Vermont in 2009 with a degree in geography and didn't like his employment prospects, his grandfather reminded him he always had a place at the laboratory; Brandon took him up on the offer.
He started as a trainee in the removable department,...
According to LMT's 2012 Wage Survey, earnings are down overall from 2010; for instance, regardless of experience level, Stain and Glaze Ceramists are earning 9% less and Buildup Ceramists are making 8% less.
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