Dental Technician – Denture

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:

  • 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 se
  • 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)

 

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

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

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