Dental Technician Ceramist


SPECIALTY UNIT: Dental Technician Ceramist

Location: Waco, TX

Reports to: General Manager 

JOB TYPE: Full-time 

Salary based on experience 60K – 70K

General Description of Function: 

Responsible for building, contouring, and stain/glazing of esthetic anterior and posterior restorations including layered porcelain, monolithic zirconia and lithium disilicate in a productive environment.

Primary Responsibilities

Read and review all paperwork on each case for correct information including prescriptions and specifications received from the dentist. Clarify questions with the supervisor.

  • Confirm that all items needed are present and in suitable condition
  • Choose correct porcelain
  • Build/Contour to correct anatomical contour, blend and occlusion
  • Fire at correct temperature
  • Add on when necessary
  • Steam clean required items
  • Place units back onto dies, back onto models
  • Return items to proper pan
  • Complete cases according to work ticket schedule, notify supervisor of late cases
  • Scan and initial cases as required
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations as well as standard operating procedures
  • Perform tasks at one primary work station
  • Manipulate small items and hand tools
  • Operate a sandblasting unit as well as a steam cleaner
  • Custom Shading
  • Perform/Document routine scheduled Preventative Maintenance of equipment
  • Participate in Company sponsored training and meetings as required 
  • Support and incorporate Apex Mission, Vision and Core Values 
  • Clean work area daily
  • Perform other duties as required and assigned

Skills and Abilities Required

∙ Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.

∙ Stay organized and manage work based on work tickets, Dr. preferences and due dates.

∙ Ability to work in a fast paced, ever-changing work environment. 

∙ Ability to meet assigned production levels, quality standards and timelines.

∙ Excellent hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and depth perception 

∙ Ability to pay close attention to details. 

Minimum Education and Experience Required: 

  • CDT preferred but not required.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience

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