Dental Technician

  • Watersedge Dental Laboratory Inc
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • May 06, 2021
Full time Ceramics Removables / Prosthetics Gold/Metal Model Room Orthodontics

Job Description

Additional Skills

  • Maintain and order supplies
  • Perform administrative functions for the dental laboratory
  • Train and supervise other dental technicians or dental laboratory assistants

Area of Specialization

  • Partial dentures
  • Orthodontic appliances
  • Gold dies and goldwork
  • Full dentures
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Chrome castings
  • Ceramic or porcelain application

Work Setting

  • Independently owned business
  • Commercial dental laboratory

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail
  • Hand-eye co-ordination
  • Ability to distinguish between colours
  • Sitting
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling
  • Tight deadlines

Technical Expertise (dental)

  • Waxing-up
  • Polishing
  • Plastering
  • Packing
  • Assembly

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Team player
  • Client focus
  • Judgement

Dental Technologists and Technicians Specific Skills

  • Design, fabricate or repair dental devices

Laboratory Assistants Specific Skills

  • Prepare wax bite-blocks and impression trays
  • Prepare plaster models and moulds
  • Polish and buff dentures
  • Make orthodontic bands from metal and alloys
  • Finish metal framework of dentures
  • Cast gold or metal alloys for bridges and denture bases
  • Mould wax over dentures set-up
  • Pack plastic material in moulds to form full or partial dentures