Cosmetic Ceramist



LOCATION: about an hour North of Santa Barbara, California


JOB TYPE: Full Time

Salary: $25-$45/hour plus monthly bonuses incentive 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 1 hour from Santa Barbara.

Don’t miss applying for this opportunity to Join a high-end esthetic lab producing quality restorations for world-class dental professionals.

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).
  • Verify the accuracy of tooth dimensions and occlusion of teeth, using micrometer and fully adjustable articulators.
  • Ensure that proper anatomy, margin, color, contact, and occlusion are achieved.
  • Responsible for facial cutback layering of porcelain, contouring, and glazing anterior and posterior high-end lithium disilicate Lumineers and LumiZir restorations.
  • Review and approve wax-ups and designs, as appropriate, for a case’s production.
  • Maintain product quality standards with an internal unit rejection rate of 2% or less.
  • Understand prosthetic principles with functional movements and occlusion.
  • Ceramist should be oriented on how to handle dental implant cases, full arch screw retained cases or single crowns.
  • Follow case production schedule to maintain on-time case completion per the work ticket finish date and Doctor’s due date.

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 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.

Complete benefits package, including: 

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Rx, 
  • Life, 401(k) with matching, 
  • FSA, 
  • 10 paid company holidays, vacation and sick time, bereavement, EAP, and employee discounts.

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