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Table 1 Conditions characterizing implant laboratories

From: Current status of implant prosthetics in Japan: a survey among certified dental lab technicians

Question   Values
Q1. The years of experience working as a dental technician, and the number of dentists from whom job orders are received.   Mean (SD)
17.0 (6.8) years
36.5(12.4)/Lab.
Q2. Who takes the leading role in treatment planning and prosthetic design (initiative with regard to prostheses)? Dentists mainly exercise initiative 39.3%
Technicians mainly exercise initiative 15.0%
Technicians are often consulted when it comes to specific cases and parts 16.8%
Decisions are made in collaboration with each other 28.9%