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What is the difference between a CDT and a MDT?
This is how you raise the bar with China,not the NADL in my opinion.
What fence ? We share an open boarder and are each others biggest trading partner.
You have heard of free trade I hope.
This post is about the MDT designation.I thought you were in favour that?
The CDT is offered from NADL. It offers certifications through testing in five catagories; complete dentures, partial dentures, crown and bridge, ceramics, and orthodontics. This program needs credits every year to maintain your certification.
The ASMDT is a program offered at New York University were you learn credentials which display competency in all technological categories, as well as in the basic sciences associated with dentistry, also learning the science of the Stomatognathic System. This is not a credit driven certification.
I am in favor of only credentialed technicians owning labs. If the MDT is deemed acceptable for that (and I think it should be),I'm all over the idea.
School is the foundation a career is built on. It shows a willingness and understanding that the sacrifice is part of the right of passage to the next step of your career as a dental tech. Credentialing is a way of showing that you can at least operate at the minimum the testing bar is set for those letters behind your name.
These are the things that separate the professionals from the Hoi Palloi.
I do not want my heart surgeon or even my dentist to have been only OJT trained.