Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI) has launched a reimbursement program to support laboratory technicians in attaining their Certified Dental Technician (CDT) designation in Complete Dentures. The program is part of ADMI's continued dedication to providing employees with professional development opportunities and ensures that its laboratory technician professionals are given the necessary resources to meet top industry standards.
Through the program, ADMI will reimburse technicians 100% of the cost associated with the application process and exam fees once passed, and will continue its support by paying technicians for their annual renewal fees. ADMI employs more than 760 laboratory technicians throughout the United States.
"We are devoted to helping develop our dental lab technicians' abilities by providing them access to the tools and accreditations required to enhance their skills and careers," says Jess Mulyca, director of lab support for ADMI. "It is critical for the dentists supported by ADMI to have top-notch, highly qualified lab support in order to provide superior care and prosthetics to their patients, and this program helps make that happen."
The decision to sponsor a CDT program also complements ADMI's internal one-year Denture Technician Training Program. Since the program's inception in 2011, hundreds of technicians have been trained and placed in jobs across the country.
"We understand that cost is often the biggest barrier in achieving this designation, and in the spirit of taking care of the people who care for the patients, we want to remove this barrier," says Lori Bowling, talent acquisition manager – lab programs, ADMI. "It is our goal to ensure that all current and prospective lab technicians employed by ADMI and working in an Aspen Dental practice are qualified for top positions in the industry."