Dental Technician – Cosmetic Ceramist

POSITION TYPE: Dental Lab

SPECIALTY UNIT: Ceramist – Experienced in Veneers

LOCATION: about an hour North of Santa Barbara, California

SHIFT: Days

JOB TYPE: Full Time

Salary: 70k 85K minimum plus bonuses on quality & production

If you are a ceramist with at least 5/7 years of experience and looking for a solid long-term work/career, providing continuing education and growth opportunity.

Live in a quiet town in central California, an area with a mild climate, beautiful coastline, Mediterranean architecture, and laid-back ambiance surrounded by vineyards.

Affordable housing 1hour from Santa Barbara.

Don’t miss applying for this opportunity!

 

Objective

Under general supervision will fabricate veneers, inlays/Onlays, crowns, and bridges. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Finishing of porcelain veneers, zirconium and lithium disilicate crowns, and bridges.
  • Read, interpret, and design restorations from Doctors’ prescription forms, Doctor preferences, and evaluator notes on the work ticket. Ask questions as needed to complete the case to the client’s specifications.
  • Interface with various support personnel to assure case success (e.g., Technical Consultants, Quality Assurance Technicians, and Designers).
  • Review and approve the work of Designers, and Model Workers, as appropriate, for a case’s production.
  • Verify the accuracy of tooth dimensions and occlusion of teeth, using micrometer and articulator, and complete final fitting and glazing as required.
  • Ensure that proper anatomy, margin, color, contact, and occlusion are achieved.
  • Maintain product quality standards with an internal unit rejection rate of 2% or less.
  • Fit and finish Veeners to the case model in accordance with quality standards.
  • Follow case production schedule to maintain on-time case completion per the work ticket finish date and Doctor’s due date.
  • Keep the work area organized and clean with all tools and supplies stored in their proper places at end of the work shift.

 

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Pursue relevant information pertaining to new techniques and developments in dental technology by maintaining contact with others in the dental field (e.g., associations or continuing education programs).
  • Request and/or receive training as needed or required to meet product quality standards and production efficiency standards.
  • Provide training to new or less experienced ceramists as directed.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

Education and/or Experience

Dental Technology degree from a college or technical program preferred; five to seven years related experience in the fabrication of porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, inlays/Onlays required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be competent in anterior porcelain layering and contouring in addition to having a clear understanding of functional esthetics. Previous experience with any system pressed porcelain and/or quality assurance is a plus.

 

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the described functions.

 

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as written dental orders or prescriptions, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine notes and complete forms accurately. Must be able to effectively communicate information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees.

  

Computer Skills

None required.

 

Ability to conduct training as directed.

Ability to make effective decisions within the company or departmental guidelines.

Ability to demonstrate leadership in job performance.

Benefits

Complete benefits package

Salary

Based on experience 70k 85K minimum plus bonuses on quality & production

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