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.
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.).
- 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.