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Orthodontic Lab Technician/Assistant

Parkersburg, WV JOB ID 2022-15421


Eckel’s Orthodontics-Parkersburg is a hiring a full-time Orthodontic Lab Technician/Assistant in Parkersburg, VA 26101. Our ideal candidate will be highly motivated, detail oriented individuals with excellent communication skills, who is eager to learn. We will train you in all aspects of orthodontic assisting, so previous experience is helpful but not required. You must be team focused and enjoy working with patients of all ages.

Orthodontic treatment is a journey and our goal every day is to provide an exceptional patient experience through knowledge, skill, professionalism, compassion and fun. The results, of course, are amazing smiles.


The following lab technician duties are noted; however, other duties may be assigned:

  • Read prescriptions or specifications and examine models or impressions to determine the design of dental products to be constructed.
  • Fabricate, alter, or repair dental devices, such as dentures, crowns, bridges, inlays, or appliances for straightening teeth.
  • Remove excess metal or porcelain and polish surfaces of prostheses or frameworks, using polishing machines.
  • Melt metals or mix plaster, porcelain, or acrylic pastes and pour materials into molds or over frameworks to form dental prostheses or apparatus.
  • Build and shape wax teeth, using small hand instruments and information from observations or dentists’ specifications.
  • Prepare metal surfaces for bonding with porcelain to create artificial teeth, using small hand tools.
  • Load newly constructed teeth into porcelain furnaces to bake the porcelain onto the metal framework.
  • Test appliances for conformance to specifications and accuracy of occlusion, using articulators and micrometers.
  • Apply porcelain paste or wax over prosthesis frameworks or setups, using brushes and spatulas.
  • Place tooth models on apparatus that mimics bite and movement of patient’s jaw to evaluate functionality of model.
  • Create a model of patient’s mouth by pouring plaster into a dental impression and allowing plaster to set.
  • Rebuild or replace linings, wire sections, or missing teeth to repair dentures.
  • Mold wax over denture setups to form the full contours of artificial gums.
  • Train or supervise other dental technicians or dental laboratory bench workers.
  • Shape and solder wire and metal frames or bands for dental products, using soldering irons and hand tools.
  • Prepare wax bite blocks and impression trays for use.
  • Fill chipped or low spots in surfaces of devices, using acrylic resins.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Education: High school diploma and some vocational training or job-related course work.
  • Training: A few months to one year of working with experienced employees.

Benefits include:

Health and Vision


Paid time off


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