Position:  Lab technician

Job Description:
    •  Read prescriptions or specifications, and examine models and impressions, to determine the design of dental products to be constructed.
    •  Fabricate, alter, and repair dental devices such as dentures, crowns, bridges, inlays, and appliances for straightening teeth.
    •  Test appliances for conformance to specifications and accuracy of occlusion, using articulators and micrometers.            
    •  Place tooth models on apparatus that mimics bite and movement of patient's jaw to evaluate functionality of model.
    •  Melt metals or mix plaster, porcelain, or acrylic pastes, and pour materials into molds or over frameworks to form dental prostheses or apparatus.
    •  Prepare metal surfaces for bonding with porcelain to create artificial teeth, using small hand tools.
    •  Remove excess metal or porcelain, and polish surfaces of prostheses or frameworks, using polishing machines.
    •  Create a model of patient's mouth by pouring plaster into a dental impression and allowing plaster to set.
    •  Load newly constructed teeth into porcelain furnaces to bake the porcelain onto the metal framework.
    •  Build and shape wax teeth, using small hand instruments and information from observations or dentists' specifications.