Dental laboratory technicians fabricate and repair fixed and removable dental prostheses and devices according to dentists' instructions. They prepare wax models from dental impressions, construct metal and non-metal dental replacements, and apply finishing touches to dental devices prior to final placement.
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Dental Laboratory Technician Job Description Template
We are looking for a highly capable dental laboratory technician to construct dental prostheses and devices for our patients. You will be filling orders received from our dentists, preparing wax replicas from dental impressions, and fabricating high-quality dental prostheses and devices.
To ensure success as a dental laboratory technician, you should demonstrate extensive knowledge of dental technologies and experience in a similar role. A top-notch dental laboratory technician will be someone whose expertise results in highly functional, safe, and esthetically pleasing dental replacements.
Dental Laboratory Technician Responsibilities:
- Restoring or replacing natural teeth by fabricating crowns, fixed and removable bridges, dentures, and dental implants.
- Constructing dental prostheses for implantology and maxillo-facial reconstructions.
- Receiving physical dental impression molds or computerized models from dental practices and studying dentists' instructions.
- Encasing wax replicas of dental impressions with suitable mold materials.
- Constructing prostheses and devices by replacing wax with plastic, metal, or ceramic materials.
- Polishing and finishing dental prostheses and devices prior to placement by dentists.
- Making adjustments to dental prostheses and devices before final placement.
- Managing supply inventories, performing routine equipment maintenance, and facilitating repairs.
- Documenting processes, as well as adhering to industry regulations and safety standards.
- Keeping informed of advancements in the field of dental laboratory technologies and techniques.
Dental Laboratory Technician Requirements:
- Accredited dental laboratory technology program.
- Certified Dental Technician (CDT) preferred.
- At least two years' experience as a dental laboratory technician.
- In-depth knowledge of dental prostheses, devices, and related technologies.
- Extensive experience in constructing, replacing, repairing, and restoring dental devices.
- Proficiency in dental laboratory computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software, such as 3 Shape and Delfin Dental.
- Exceptional manual dexterity and precision.
- Superb analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Great communication and collaboration abilities.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
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