Overview

We are looking for a Lab Technician in Parkersburg, Virginia to join our clinical team by providing a high level of patient service and satisfaction while operating in a team-based environment. This person will c onstruct and repair full or partial dentures or dental appliances. All aspects of the job require an exceptional level of customer service.

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

  • Education: High school diploma and some vocational training or job-related course work. In some cases, an associate’s or bachelor’s degree could be needed.
  • Training: A few months to one year of working with experienced employees.

At DCA we don’t just accept differences — we celebrate them and recognize the value this brings to our patients and employees. DCA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity and consideration are afforded to all qualified applicants and employees. We won’t unlawfully discriminate on the basis of gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, physical or mental disability, Veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other category protected by law.

The DCA team is best characterized by the relationships we have with our patients and each other. We embrace collaboration which is necessary to innovate in today’s changing world of dentistry . Our culture encourages participation, diversity of thought, innovation, and strong execution.
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