Removable Technician Job Profile:Reports To:
Department Manager or Supervisor: Randall WeatherfordJob Summary:
Fabricate, alter or repair dentures and other dental devices. Ensures dentures are free of excess materials and polishes surfaces or the appliance. Technicians may build and shape appliance and prepare surfaces as needed to provide a custom fitting orthotic device.Essential Functions:
- Read prescriptions and specifications of the unit to be altered or produced.
- Build and shape wax teeth using small hand instruments and information from dentist specifications.
- Prepare metal surfaces for bonding with porcelain to create artificial teeth using small hand tools.
- Test the units prepared for conformance to specifications and accuracy of bite and fit using articulators and micrometers.
- Rebuild or replace linings, wire sections or missing teeth to repair dentures.
- Pour wax over denture setups to form the full contours of artificial gums.
- Provide training and assistance other dental technicians or aides as needed.
- Prepare wax bite blocks and impression trays for use.
- Fill chipped or low spots in surfaces of denture devices using acrylic resins.
- Communicate in professional manner with customers and dental professionals to achieve customer satisfaction.
- Replaces partial or total loss of natural teeth by constructing partial or full dentures (metal and non-metal)
- Corrects dental irregularities by manufacturing fixed or removable appliances.
- Completes implantology procedures by fabricating prostheses to fit implants the dentist places directly into the patient’s jawbone.
- Documents actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records.
- Improves quality results by studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes, implementing changes.
- Updates dental laboratory technician job knowledge and skills by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
- Enhances dental laboratory reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Work is done in a laboratory setting. Qualified candidate will be working with, or near various materials, such as polymers and plastics. Due to the nature of work, fumes may be detectable from materials utilised in producing products. Bench work is involved with the majority of the time in a seated position. Frequently bending and leaning over a tabletop work bench.Education, Experience and Qualifications:
- High school graduate or equivalent
- 3 to 5 years’ experience in a dental laboratory setting or similar environment.
Skills and Abilities:
- Experience working with repairs or construction of removable prosthetic appliances.
- Strong fine motor skills.
Steady arm-hand coordination.
Great finger dexterity to grasp and manipulate small objects.
Ability to see fine details at close range