Dental Technician – CAD CAM Technician I




location: Clearwater, FL


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent

This is a full-time position featuring employee benefits including: health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; paid holiday, vacation, and sick time; 401K with company contribution; and tuition reimbursement!

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions of the Position:


  • Read prescriptions, examine materials in the pan, and make sure the case is scheduled accurately according to the prescription.
  • Train to scan and design Crown and Bridge cases to create 3D virtual models utilizing 3-Shape technology with the goal of meeting the production standard of 18 scans per hour operating 2 scanners.
  • Scan crown & bridge cases and import I.O.S. Scans.
  • Enter patient information and scan stone models to create 3D virtual model.
  • It is the dental technician’s job to ensure all steps are followed, in order, to ensure consistent, accurate scanning results.
  • Enter every case with the proper material and tooth number.
  • Load information into the computer – patient name, pan number, type of crown, and shade to create a file for the design or print process.
  • Check all cases so that dies are down, and cutting tools are used to cut off model scans correctly.
  • Verify the scan is correct and that materials have been entered incorrectly.
  • Adjust settings accordingly to product types.
  • Calibrate scanners appropriately.
  • Wand case batches are completed every hour on the hour according to the documented procedure.
  • Sinter dental restorations in sintering ovens, and put away.
  • Keep cases organized so that everyone on the milling projects can work as a team
  • It is the dental technician’s job to ensure all steps are followed, in order, to ensure consistent, accurate results.
  • Maintain machines weekly and make software updates as they become available
  • Trim copings and de-spru copings with a hand-piece
  • Train to provide backup Milling Nesting duties as follows:
  •       Place dental parts into CAM software to generate code for CNC machines.
  • Operate CNC machinery to fabricate dental restorations.
  • Load Mill correctly to efficiently mill.
  • Follow milling procedures to cut out, wash, dry, stain, and dry dental restorations.
  • Order supplies for the department as needed.
  • Cleans individual work area in department per schedule.
  • Support supervisor and lab president in creating a positive atmosphere within the department
  • Wear proper PPE when performing work tasks that require them and follow safety guidelines as stated in DSG safety policy.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Clean work area in department per schedule
  • All other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • Knowledge of tooth anatomy.
  • Ability to articulate according to Rx
  • Identify margins through Impressions
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination
  • Strong ability to read, listen, comprehend, retain and execute written and verbal instructions
  • High level of organizational skill with the ability to prioritize work
  • Strong spatial ability, good eye-hand coordination, excellent perception skills, and superior attention to detail.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.
  • Logical, analytical thinker with the ability to process information and formulate decisions.
  • Dependable and reliable; willing to take on needed duties to fulfill the goals of this operation and take responsibility for actions.
  • Able to coordinate and handle a variety of different assignments.
  • Flexible and open to frequent change, supporting the efforts of the organization.
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Knowledge of dental terminology and oral anatomy
  • Ability to complete essential job functions required at a level that meets the standards for an experienced dental technician
  • Interpersonal/Communication/Teamwork Skills
  • Takes a proactive approach to situations
  • Educate and motivate others within the department
  • Accepts and offers feedback in a tactful manner
  • Ability to use surrounding resources if questions arise
  • Assist with supporting open communication within the organization
  • Decision making skills
  • Prioritize workload so that cases run efficiently through department
  • Handle last minute rush cases properly as needed
  • Takes steps to resolve an issue or problem

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