Crown & Bridge Technician

Job Description:

  1. Interpreting Prescriptions: Reviewing and interpreting prescriptions, digital designs, or instructions provided by dentists or prosthodontists for creating crowns, bridges, and related dental prosthetics.
  2. Model Preparation: Constructing accurate plaster or digital models of patients’ oral structures to serve as a foundation for fabricating restorations.
  3. Framework Fabrication: Designing, crafting, or customizing the metal or ceramic frameworks that provide the structure and support for crowns, bridges, or implant-supported prostheses.
  4. Material Selection: Selecting appropriate materials such as metal alloys, ceramics, or newer materials like zirconia, and layering them onto frameworks to form the anatomical shape of the restoration.
  5. Shaping and Finishing: Shaping, contouring, and refining the surface of the prosthetic restoration to ensure proper fit, occlusion, and aesthetics.
  6. Quality Control: Thoroughly inspecting the finished restorations for accuracy, fit, aesthetics, and functionality before sending them to the dental office for placement.
  7. Collaboration and Communication: Working closely with dental professionals to understand patient needs and ensure the precise fabrication of dental restorations.

Job Requirements:

  1. Education and Training: A high school diploma or equivalent is typically required. Formal education in dental laboratory technology through vocational schools, community colleges, or specialized dental technology programs is preferred.
  2. Technical Skills: Proficiency in dental laboratory techniques related to crown and bridge work, including model preparation, framework fabrication, material selection, shaping, and finishing.
  3. Knowledge of Materials: Familiarity with various dental materials, such as metals, ceramics, and newer materials like zirconia, and understanding their properties, uses, and handling.
  4. Attention to Detail: Precision and attention to detail are critical to ensure the quality, fit, and aesthetics of dental restorations.
  5. Manual Dexterity: Skilled in using fine dental instruments and tools to manipulate materials and create precise dental restorations.
  6. Adherence to Safety and Regulations: Knowledge of safety protocols, infection control, and compliance with industry standards and regulations in dental laboratory practices.
  7. Experience: Practical experience or apprenticeships in a dental laboratory focusing on crown and bridge work is highly beneficial for developing hands-on skills and expertise.

If you are an experienced Registered Crown & Bridge Technician with a proven track record of delivering successful projects within budget and on time, we encourage you to apply.

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