National Dentex Dental-Lab Technician Trainee in Reno, Nevada
Join National Dentex - a leading healthcare organization specializing in the dental industry. We offer a full spectrum of specialized products, services, and technologies to address any dental restoration need. Currently, we have 30+ labs throughout the country. Our team is growing, and we are seeking to fill a number of key positions within our organization including this opportunity at NDX nSequence in Reno, NV for a Full-Time Dental-Lab Technician Trainee. Previous experience is not necessary; we offer paid, hands-on training!
The regular hours for this position are from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, and subject to change from time to time.
This is a full-time position featuring employee benefits including: health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; paid holiday, vacation, and sick time; 401K; and tuition reimbursement!
Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions of the Position:
Read prescriptions and specifications received from dentist.
Inspect the set-up and wax-up to verify that it is not broken or damaged
Process the Valplast, Acrylic, Ivocap, Softite or any other special needs case, processing in batches of four when possible.
Follow all steps, in order, according to the Technical Team Policies (TTPs) to insure consistent and accurate results.
Review final work and check completely that all quality standards have been met before passing the work to the next technician.
Check inside of flasks to be sure all teeth are still in place and any additional notes are scribed into stone around flask.
Break processed removable restorations out of flasks and match back to the correct case pan.
Remove excess acrylic flash using burs and or cutting wheels
Remove excess acrylic from metal areas of partial dentures and from teeth
Add final anatomy to present an aesthetic appearance and good function
Seat back to models to check for correct fit, adjust if necessary. If need to have partial clasps adjusted for correct fit, take to the appropriate person
Repair any areas of the acrylic that have holes, porosity, or scarring using cold cure acrylic technique
Final polish using pumice and high shine materials
Bag dentures and put number of case on the bag before replacing in the correct pan
Check set-ups for correct alignment and function before beginning waxing
Wax in anatomical features to achieve proper function and the best possible aesthetic appearance
Carefully clean on and around teeth to remove any excess wax to prevent excess acrylic on surfaces at packing
If the case is ready for finish, seal the wax-up to the model to prevent poor fit and poor appearance when acrylic stage is completed
Clean wax from models, articulators, and implant bars before shipping to make the most attractive case presentation possible for the doctor and patient
Rewax resets if adjustments are needed after try-in
Disinfect and bag completed cases in readiness for shipping. Put correct case number on bag to prevent mix-ups
Clean flasks in preparation for investing cases
Bead, box and pour relines, rebases, or repairs. Clean excess wax off model.
Mix stone and pour base layer in bottom of flask
Position model with wax set-up or reline or rebase on the base.
Mix second pour and carefully vibrate during pour to keep bubbles or voids from forming to prevent creating problems at finishing
When working with wax-ups, use great care not to scar wax when cleaning excess stone from around clasps and interproximal areas. Apply separating medium. Smooth areas of stone that could cause undercuts from second pour
Coat teeth and acrylic portions with Vaseline to prevent loss of tooth position and occlusion during acrylic injection
Mix stone and do third pour to fill the flask. Close flask and take to Boil Out
For Perform dentures, mix plaster of paris and place in bottom section of flask, being very careful to leave no plaster on the flask edges to cause poor vacuum
Position model in plaster of paris and place top of flask on and fasten
Boil wax off models from diagnostic wax-ups
Place model in water to reach correct working temperature and moisture level
Check models for defect that need correcting before fabrication begins
Check articulation of models for proper occlusal relationship
Post dam upper models
Set pin on articulator to establish vertical relationship
Double check teeth to be used for correct mold and shade
Place wax on baseplate and set teeth on the arch in proper alignment to achieve proper function and good aesthetics. If setting for wax try-in, soak model in water before set-up. Check occlusion to be sure correct bite relationship has been achieved
Choose correct shade and mold of teeth needed for repairs
Make matrix of prostheses to be able to check correct alignment and function after repair is completed
Repair fractures in acrylic using necessary technique for cold cure or heat cure acrylic
Add acrylic to replace missing portions of prosthesis
Disinfect completed repairs and bag for delivery
Correctly number bags and place in correct case pan
Assist with maintaining accurate tooth inventory
Skills and Abilities Required:
Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English
Excellent eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity
Minimum Education and Experience Required:
High school diploma or equivalent
No experience required
Hazardous Materials or Equipment Used:
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and/or reach.
Regularly required to exhibit fine motor skills and/or perform repetitive motions using both arms and hands grasping, gripping, pinching, lifting, and carrying. Constantly lifting & carrying 0-10 lbs.
Read and interpret prescriptions and other required documentation.
Ability to effectively communicate technical information.
Vision capabilities: depth perception, attention to detail, and/or color.
Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
- High School or Equivalent or better
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)