Please view the posters presented at the 18th Annual CityTech Faculty and Student Research Poster Session below. You can click on each poster to enlarge it and view the PDF version under the poster abstract.

We thank all presenters for sharing their innovative and informative research with the CityTech community and beyond!

1. Understanding Job Classifications in Dental Laboratory Settings

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In recent years, the dental laboratory industry experienced significant transformation initiated by new digital platforms and business models. Consequently, the dental laboratory workforce is required to be more knowledgeable, conversant, and experienced in fundamentals, latest materials, equipment, and techniques, as well as in the new healthcare and business models to fulfill growing needs of operating a compliant and successful dental laboratory. Yet, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and Occupational Information Network (O*NET), the minimum entry requirement for this highly skilled profession remains a high school diploma or its equivalent. This research examines the background, scope and relationship of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) & O*NET classifications to the dental laboratory technology profession including the evolution of job categories, as well as the advantages, disadvantages, and consequences of altering job classifications. View or download a PDF version of this poster.