National Dentex Dental-Lab Technician Trainee in Mitchell, South Dakota
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 Bauer Dental Lab in Mitchell, SD for a Full-Time Dental Laboratory Technician Trainee. Previous experience is not necessary; we offer paid, hands-on training! If you enjoy working with your hands and excel in a team environment, then we encourage you to apply!
The regular hours for this position are from 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Thursday, and subject to change from time to time.
Hourly rate of pay is negotiable and will be determined by skills, knowledge, abilities, and experience.
This is a full-time position featuring employee benefits including: health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; paid holiday, vacation, and sick time; 401K with company contribution; and tuition reimbursement!
Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions of the Position:
Completely read prescription (Rx), examine materials in pan, and make sure case is scheduled accurately according to the prescription
Create a duplication of patient’s dentition according to the specifications of the prescribed prosthesis and doctor preferences (incoming) meeting production standard of 10 per hour
Pour models according to the documented procedure and specifications of the model stone for crown and bridge (solids), and removable meeting production standard of matching incoming cases at the rate of: Pindex Pouring System 10 cases per hour, and Artimax Pouring System 5 Cases per hour
Box and pour epoxy for crown and bridge and removable cases meeting production standard of 5 per hour
Articulate models to accurately represent patient’s occlusion
Trim margins according to the documented procedure and doctor preferences meeting production standards of 10 per hour
Maintain suction bucket in back room once per day at a maximum 15 minutes per day
Train to scan and design Crown and Bridge cases to create 3D virtual models utilizing 3-Shape technology with the goal of meeting production standard of 18 scans per hour operating 2 scanners
Scan crown & bridge cases and import I.O.S. Scans
Enter patient information and scan stone models to create 3D virtual model
It is the dental technician’s job to insure all steps are followed, in order, to insure consistent, accurate scanning results
Enter every case with proper material and tooth number
Load information into the computer – patient name, pan number, type of crown, shade to create a file for design or print process
Check all cases so that dies are down, and cutting tools are used to cut off model scans correctly
Verify the scan is correct and materials have been entered in correctly
Adjust settings accordingly to product types
Calibrate scanners appropriately
Wand case batches completed every hour on the hour according to the documented procedure
Sinter dental restorations in sintering ovens, and put away
Keep cases organized so that everyone on the milling projects can work as a team
It is the dental technician’s job to insure all steps are followed, in order, to insure consistent, accurate results
Maintain machines weekly and make software updates as they become available
Trim copings and de-spru copings with a hand-piece
Train to provide back-up Milling Nesting duties as follows:
Place dental parts into CAM software to generate code for CNC machines
Operate CNC machinery to fabricate dental restorations
Load Mill correctly to efficiently mill
Follow milling procedures to cutout, wash, dry, stain, and dry dental restorations
Order supplies for the department as needed
Cleans individual work area in department per schedule
Support Supervisor and General Manager in creating a positive atmosphere within the department
Wear proper personal protective equipment when performing work tasks that require them and follow safety guidelines as stated in NDX safety policy
Skills and Abilities Required:
Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.
Must have basic computer skills.
Knowledge of tooth anatomy.
Ability to articulate according to Rx
Identify margins through Impressions
Excellent hand-eye coordination
Strong ability to read, listen, comprehend, retain and execute on written and verbal instructions
High level of organizational skill with the ability to prioritize work
Strong spatial ability, good eye hand coordination, excellent perception skills and superior attention to details.
Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.
Logical, analytical thinker with the ability to process information and formulate decisions.
Dependable and reliable; willing to take on needed duties to fulfill the goals of this operation and take responsibility for actions.
Able to use a hand piece.
Able to coordinate and handle a variety of different assignments.
Flexible and open to frequent change, supporting the efforts of the organization.
Knowledge of dental terminology and oral anatomy
Ability to complete essential job functions required at a level that meets the standards for an experienced dental technician
Takes a proactive approach to situations
Educate and motivate others within department
Accepts and offers feedback in a tactful manner
Ability to use surrounding resources if questions arise
Assist with supporting open communication within organization
Decision making skills
Prioritize workload so that cases run efficiently through department
Handle last minute rush cases properly as needed
Takes steps to resolve an issue or problem
Minimum Education and Experience Required:
High School Diploma or equivalent
Previous experience is not required; paid training will be provided!
Hazardous Materials or Equipment Used:
Small hand tools
High Speed Lathe
Centrifuge, Vibrator, Smartbox, Mixer, Torch
Stone, Spatula, Epoxy Material
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. Occasionally lifting and carrying 26-50 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
Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
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
- 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.