Dental Technician – Denture

POSITION TYPE: Dental – Lab

SPECIALTY UNIT: Dental Technician/Denture

SHIFT: Day

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent

About Us:

Join our growing team! we are investing in digital technologies and expert technicians to help us deliver world-class products and support to our customers and their patients. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, 401k with employer match, paid time off, and more!

Summary of Position:

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.).

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.    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

2.    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

3.    Scan appliance into lab management database which tracks technician’s work performed and amount of time spent fabricating each appliance

4.    Create a model of the customer’s patient’s mouth by pouring plaster into the dental model or impression allowing plaster to set

5.    Fabricate, alter or repair the specified appliance according to customer’s instructions on the prescription form. Fabrication processes vary based on the appliance, but include the following:

1.    Dentures: (1) Preparing (box and pour impression material, trim models, set and seal bites and articulate; (2) Setting Up (select and setup teeth); (3) Waxing (wax dentures for try-in and/or finish; (4) Processing (invest and boil-out, pack); and (5) Finishing (finish and contour dentures, polish dentures)

2.    Cast Partials: (1) Designing (survey and design cases, block-outs); (2) Modelling (make refractory model, invest model); (3) Waxing (wax framework, attach retention devices, carve teeth and sprue); (4) Casting and Recovery (cast metal, divest cases); and (5) Finishing (trim, rough finish and final polish)

 

6.    Test appliance for conformance to specifications and accuracy of occlusion, using articulators and micrometers

7.    Place appliance on apparatus that mimics bite and movement of patient’s jaw to evaluate functionality of appliance

8.    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

9.    May involve contact with customer to clarify instructions not clearly identified on the prescription form or if problems arise in the fabrication process

10. Maintain a neat and clean workspace to prevent workplace damage and minimize potential for injury

Education and Experience:

High school graduate or equivalent

Minimum one to two 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 lift up to ten pounds and occasionally heavier

Requires flexibility and adaptability to meet laboratory demands

Ability to communicate with customers regarding technical ramifications, specifications and appliance designs

Ability to follow safety rules when operating hand tools

Can work under general supervision

To apply please send your CV to rosa@dentalcareerservices.com
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