Dental Laboratory Technician

AMG Healthcare Services is a staffing agency who specializes in placing healthcare professionals in positions that align with their preferences and wants throughout the nation for over 15 years.

We’re currently seeking a full-time Dental Lab Technician to provide services at Naval Branch Clinic in Washington Navy Yard.

Dental Laboratory Technician Schedule: Mon- Fri 7am-3:30pm Lunch: 12:00-12:30pm

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Degree: Associates Degree or Certificate depending on the program – or – Certificate from Army, Air Force, or Navy Dental Laboratory Training (METC), or evidence of 2 or more years as a lab technician accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a licensed dentist or previous dental laboratory employer.
  2. Education: Successful completion of a 2-year program of study and training in dental lab techniques approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association (ADA)– or – High School diploma if certified through an Army, Air Force, or Navy Dental Laboratory Training (METC) program.
  3. Experience: Shall have at least two years dental laboratory experience in the section for which they are applying. Dental Laboratory Sections include General Laboratory, Removable Prosthodontics, Porcelain application (ceramist), Prosthesis finishing (metal and ceramic), and CAD-CAM (Computer Assisted Design/Computer Assisted Manufacturing) Design and Milling.

Core Duties:

  • All laboratory technicians shall read, interpret, and apply requirements prescribed and described in a dental prosthetic prescription. The work performed by the technician shall be at the quality level described by his/her quality control inspector. Since these inspectors evaluate the work under microscopic magnification, the technician shall fabricate their units under provided microscopes with fiber optic light source.
  • All technicians are responsible for the maintenance of their work environment. Three monthly correction rates in excess of 5% annually shall not be exceeded.
  • A general laboratory technician will be able to pour or cast all types of impressions; trim, mount and articulate casts with or without a face bow and jaw relation records to include orthodontic models; duplicate casts; fabricate impression trays, bleaching trays, athletic mouth guards and orthodontic retainers from thermoplastic materials; fabricate fixed and removable prosthodontic templates from thermoplastic or silicone materials; and fabricate surgical stents or guides from thermoplastic or light-cured materials. This technician will also be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the plaster bench and associated areas.
  • A removable prosthodontic laboratory technician will be able to fabricate custom trays, base plates and occlusion rims, set denture teeth according to prescription (to include balanced set-ups), invest or flask complete and partial removable prostheses (to include flexible RPDs), finish and ready for insertion. This technician will be able to do relines, rebases, repairs, orthodontic retainers, and any other work prescribed for the use of acrylic resin; fabricate TAP appliances, surgical guides, athletic mouth guards, occlusal orthotics, and occlusal guards; and wax and design bars for implant supported restorations.
  • A porcelain application laboratory technician (ceramist) will be able to apply colorants and porcelain to fabricate tooth or implant supported crowns, fixed partial dentures, fixed complete dentures from metal, milled or pressed ceramic and refractory models in accordance with instructions, written or photographic, from the prescribing dentist. The technician will use recommended stones, diamond burs, wheels, and disks to cut, carve, shape, contour, and polish units to simulate natural dentition. Technician shall use stains and modifiers as required to characterize porcelain to match natural tooth shade and imperfections as prescribed. The technician will also be able to modify metal or ceramic frameworks in order to optimize the biomechanical, functional and esthetic outcome of the prosthesis.
  • A prosthesis finishing laboratory technician will be able to apply and sculpt wax to proper anatomical form and design or modify a metal-ceramic framework for support of porcelain. It may be necessary in some situations to diagnostically wax to full contour and cutback the design. Framework designs may include survey crowns, non-rigid connectors and attachments that are inclusive to the units. This technician will sprue and invest, cast or press, wax-ups properly to minimize miscasts, cut and solder frameworks to correct fit discrepancies and finish all types of frameworks with recommended stones, diamond burs, wheel, and disks to cut, carve, shape, contour, and surface framework to a point that it is ready, without further modification, to apply porcelain.
  • A CAD-CAM milling and designing technician will be able to fabricate crowns and bridges from pressed or milled ceramic, which includes the ability to use software and hardware to upload digital impressions and/or designs, scan casts, and design and mill restorations from software manipulation.

AMG Healthcare Services thanks you for wanting to find out more about our position openings. We also have a variety of other position openings for healthcare professionals throughout the nation as well!

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