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Dental Technician

Location: Ottawa
Company: Watersedge Dental Laboratory Inc
Hours: Full time

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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

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