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Denture Technician

Winslow Township, New JerseyFull-time
About the Job
Denture Technician for a Dental Lab.
Full-time permanent offer.
Great competitive compensation.
Experience Require - 1 to 2 years of working as a denture technician.

JOB SUMMARY:
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.).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • 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 set.
  • 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:
    • 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).
    • 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.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS/EQUIPMENT USED:
  • Exposure to clean, climate-controlled laboratory environment with some grinders, lathes, ovens, burners, steamers and boiling water.
  • Requires sitting for long periods of time, uncommon posture when fabricating appliances and continuous maneuvering of hands and fingers while working with small tools.
  • Uses handpieces, articulators, steamer cleaners, grinders, Bunsen burners, burnt ovens, tongs, pliers, knives, lathes, burs, open hot water tanks, pneumatic machines, milling machines, scanners, wands, computers (limited).
  • Required to wear safety goggles and in certain cases surgical masks.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Minimum one to two years of working in dental laboratory.
  • Certified Dental Technician (CDT) certification preferred but not required.
  • 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.
About American Dental Designs

American Dental Designs, was established in Pennsylvania in 1990 leading in sevaral counties in PA and NJ. American Dental Designs produces a wide variety of restoration, implants at the state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Montgomeryville, PA. American Dental Designs is striving to improve services and product quality by monitoring the market and gathering feedback from clinicians. All the ideas and opinions are analyzed with rigorous scientific tests and incorporated into the research and development process. Please visit us at http://www.americandentaldesigns.com/ and more about the company, culture, team, and prod cuts. We believe in team and success comes with hard and smart work, dedication, discipline, friendly work environment, creativity and vision.Join our company to grow with us.