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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
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%