Under general supervision, performs technical procedures involved in
the fabrication and repair of dental appliances according to dentist's
prescription. Work may be performed in one or more options which
include Removable Prosthodontics (RP) or Fixed Restorative (FR).
1. Reads work authorizations and examines working casts and
impressions to determine the type of dental appliance to be made
or repaired. (RP) (FR)
2. Develops wax patterns for cast frameworks including pontic areas.
3. Sprues, burns, casts, and finishes cast cases by cutting,
grinding, and polishing metal on high speed lathe. (RP) (FR)
4. Solders, arc welds, or spot welds metal to removable appliances
and fixed bridges. (RP) (FR)
5. Instructs undergraduate and post graduate students through
personal demonstration in setting of teeth, proper construction of
custom trays, occlusal rims, record bases, wax patterns, and other
laboratory procedures. (RP)
6. Performs specialized procedures such as the fabrication of plastic
and porcelain facings; precision attachment restorations; crowns;
and bridges. (FR)
7. Uses a variety of hand tools and instruments such as adjustable
and semi-adjustable articulators, high temperature porcelain
furnaces, and conventional lathes. (FR)
8. Instructs undergraduate and post graduate students through
personal demonstration in waxing of single unit restoration,
duralay coping, models for removable dies and investing of wax
9. Ensures compliance with federal, state and university rules and
regulations, including disease prevention and infection control.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High-school diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE: Four years directly related experience in a commercial,
educational, or private dental office/laboratory.
Thorough knowledge of standard laboratory practices including safe
operation of required tools and equipment. Thorough knowledge of
dental porcelain systems and precious and non-precious metal systems.
Thorough knowledge of and skill in the use and maintenance of dental
laboratory tools and equipment. Ability to read, interpret, and work
from specifications or prescriptions. Ability to communicate
effectively orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain
effective working relationships. Ability to wear and work in personal
protective equipment. Ability to operate computers and other standard
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examination to determine the ability to perform the
job. Overtime, weekend, on-call, and shift work may be required in