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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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