David Porter, CDT, is an Implant Specialist for the Custom Milling Center team in Colorado. With over 20 years of experience as a CDT specializing in crown and bridge, he started his career as an in-house technician, owned his own lab and has been a Technical Advisor for four implant manufacturers.
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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