Denture Technician -Denture Technician

Dental Lab – Dental Technician / Denture


SPECIALTY UNIT: Dental Technician/Denture 

LOCATION: Germantown, Maryland


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent

SALARY: from $90,000

Job Description:

To fabricate dental prosthetic appliances from customer prescription forms and to repair such devices per customer orders. Dental prosthetic appliances consist primarily of full- and partial-dentures, crowns, bridges, full- and partial-cast partials, and assorted orthodontia devices (splints, veneers, etc.).


  • Plan the appropriate setup and operation of various laboratory tools and ensure proper quantities of raw material inventory is on hand for fabrication of appliances
  • Read prescription forms or specifications from customers and examine dental models or impressions from customers to determine the design of the appliance to be fabricated
  • Scan appliance into lab management database which tracks technician’s work performed and amount of time spent fabricating each appliance
  • Create a model of the customer’s patient’s mouth by pouring plaster into the dental model or impression allowing plaster to set
  • Fabricate, alter or repair the specified appliance according to customer’s instructions on the prescription form. 
  • Test appliance for conformance to specifications and accuracy of occlusion, using articulators and micro-meters
  • Place appliance on apparatus that mimics bite and movement of patient’s jaw to evaluate functionality of appliance
  • Scan appliance into lab management database upon completion of designated fabrication tasks assigned to technician and place appliance in designated area for the next step in the fabrication process
  • May involve contact with customer to clarify instructions not clearly identified on the prescription form or if problems arise in the fabrication process
  • Maintain a neat and clean workspace to prevent workplace damage and minimize potential for injury

Skills needed for this position:

Teeth setup 



Custom tray



Digital Dentures

Digital Denture Design 

Job Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Direct Deposit
  • 401K
  • Paid time off for full time employees

  • Requirements:
  • Minimum one to Five years specialized training in dental technology
  • Certified Dental Technician (CDT) certification preferred but not required
  • Minimum three to five years fabricating dental prosthetic appliances
  • Requires manual dexterity, strong attention to detail and good spatial and visual perception
  • Ability to communicate with customers regarding technical ramifications, specifications and appliance designs

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