POSITION TYPE: Dental – Lab
SPECIALTY UNIT: Dental Technician Denture
LOCATION: Greenville. SC
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent
An exponentially growing laboratory in South Carolina is looking for a seasoned removable technician that can fit into this lab and help with our overall digital transformation.
We need leaders who can teach some of the younger ones as some of our seasoned ones.
We need leadership and people that want to be part of what we are building.
The primary responsibility of the Dental Laboratory Technician is to participate in the fabrication process of high-quality denture prosthetics, dental molds, and models, including pouring, trimming, polishing, etc. Design cases fitting doctor’s prescription request, using software CAD/CAM and printing technology or analog techniques while operating within company protocols and under the direction of the Department Manager
- Read prescriptions or specifications, and examine models and impressions, in order to determine the design of dental products to be constructed.
- Fabricate, alter and repair dental devices such as dentures and partial devices.
- Place tooth models on the appliance or articular that mimics the bite and movement of the patient’s jaw to evaluate the functionality of the models.
- Test appliances for conformance to specifications and accuracy of occlusion using articulators and micrometers.
- Melt alloys or mix plaster or acrylic pastes; pour materials into molds or over frameworks in order to form dental prostheses or appliances.
- Remove excess metal and polish the surfaces of prostheses or frameworks, using polishing machines.
- Create a model of patient’s mouth by pouring labstone into a dental impression and allowing stone to set.
- Build and set denture teeth using small hand instruments and information from observations or dentists’ specifications.
- Apply wax over prosthesis frameworks or setups, using instruments and spatulas.
- Prepare wax bite-blocks and impression trays for use.
- Contour wax over denture set-ups in order to form the full aspects of artificial gums.
- Rebuild or replace linings, wire sections, and missing teeth in order to repair dentures or partials.
- Shape and solder or weld wire and metal frames or bands for dental products using soldering irons, laser welders, and hand tools
- Document activity and time in CDL Labtrac Dental Laboratory Software to ensure that all information that is relevant to a particular case is in the system for use by other CDL departments, and/or customers.
- Maintain a clean and uncluttered work area and participate in the preventative maintenance, cleaning, and filling of equipment used (i.e. Sand Blasters and Steamers).
- Cross-train in all departments and positions in the lab
SKILLS AND OTHER SPECIFICS:
- Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
- Time Management and coordination — Managing one’s own time and the time and coordination of work in the department.
- Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
- Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, moving quickly and effectively between competing goals.
- Self-starter, highly organized, disciplined, and able to work effectively with minimal supervision.
- Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer)
- Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
- Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
- Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
- Education – High School Diploma or GED
- Ability to work with little to no supervision
- Must be dependable and punctual
- Excellent customer service skills
- Excellent hand-eye coordination
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities
- Ability to follow, understand and apply operational and technical instructions
- Must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, must possess team-building skills, and communicate with all other departments throughout the organization.
- Ability to identify and problem-solve independently and within a team environment.
- Ability to work on multiple tasks and complete them by following strict timelines.
- Must be willing to continue education with C/E events and seminars.
- An associate degree or equivalent is preferred (not required)
- Competitive Salary
- Full benefit package
- Relocation assistance