“My name is Jen-Chih Tsai and I am from Taiwan. Aside from being a wax-up training session instructor on weekends, my job as a clinical dental technician involves adjusting and repairing problems of dental prostheses according to dentist's order in a dental clinic. It always makes me feel happy and satisfied to see patients finally nod their heads with wider smiles.
I chose being a dental technician because I am very interested in ’do-it-myself’ things. Being a dental technician is a great combination of handmade work with beauty senses, even more, with patience, imagination and creativity. It is also a job that makes the world have less boundaries because beautiful work and useful dental prostheses require no language. People feel it themselves. That is why, after having an internship in a hospital, I decided to pursue this career without hesitation. For me, the most fascinating part of being a dental technician is that every prosthesis is a unique artistic piece. Even if it is not perfect, it is a singular piece of beauty or defect in the world.