Dental Technician DENTURE



LOCATION: Ottawa, Canada


JOB TYPE: Full Time


  • Prepare plaster models and moulds 
  • Train and supervise other dental technicians or dental laboratory assistants 
  • Cast gold or metal alloys for bridges and denture bases 
  • Perform administrative functions for the dental laboratory 
  • Design, fabricate or repair dental devices 
  • Mould wax over dentures set-up 
  • Finish metal framework of dentures 
  • Prepare wax bite-blocks and impression trays 
  • Pack plastic material in moulds to form full or partial dentures 
  • Make orthodontic bands from metal and alloys 
  • Polish and buff dentures 
  • Write fabrication instructions or prescriptions for use by denturists and dental technicians 
  • Re-line and re-base dentures 
  • Fit, adjust and repair dentures 
  • Design bridgework, fit dentures and provide appliances 
  • Construct dentures 
  • Trim, smooth, and shape surfaces 
  • Perform denture whitening and cleaning 
  • Prepare partial dentures 

Experience and specialization

Technical expertise (dental)

  • Plastering 
  • Packing 
  • Waxing-up 
  • Casting 
  • Polishing 
  • Assembly 


English or French


  • Secondary (high) school graduation certificate 


3 years to less than 5 years 

Work setting

  • Commercial dental laboratory 
  • Independently owned business 

Additional information

Security and safety

  • Immunization records (for applicants outside Canada)

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment 
  • Work under pressure 
  • Tight deadlines 
  • Repetitive tasks 
  • Manual dexterity 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Ability to distinguish between colours 
  • Sitting 
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking 
  • Hand-eye coordination 

Personal suitability

  • Efficient interpersonal skills 
  • Judgement 
  • Team player 


Health benefits

  • Dental plan 
  • Disability benefits 
  • Health care plan 
  • Paramedical services coverage 
  • Vision care benefits 

Financial benefits

  • Bonuses

Long term benefits

  • Group insurance benefits 
  • Life insurance

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