Generic Job Description - Dental Technician

PED Number: 
Dental Technician
Sub Group:
Job Summary: 
Under the direction of the immediate supervisor, performs technical duties related to the production and repair of dental prostheses and maintenance devices. Participates in projects. Demonstrates the operation of equipment and techniques. Makes recommendations concerning work methods and procedures. Maintains equipment.
Major Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Discusses the orientation and technical demands of the projects and assignments. Reviews, selects and modifies methodology. Assumes responsibility for the technical aspects in the execution of these projects.

2. Prepares prostheses, crowns and bridges, maintenance devices and prostheses on implants.

3. Receives impression and prescription. Fabricates dentures, prostheses and corrective devices with precision and according to the prescription. Verifies the articulation and occlusion.

4. Carries out the repair of all dental prostheses, dentures, maintenance devices, crowns and bridges.

5. Acts as resource person, resolves problems and instructs others. Provides technical guidance and assistance concerning work methods, the use of equipment and techniques, and the analysis of results.

6. Completes various forms and prepares reports.

7. Collaborates with unit supervisor and makes recommendations concerning equipment, work methods and effective procedures in order to respond to requirements and ensure the efficient and optimal use of equipment. Performs literature searches in order to adequately provide advice.

8. Keeps abreast of new developments in the field to update skills and knowledge.

9. Maintains equipment, performs minor repairs and arranges for servicing and major repairs. Ensures cleanliness of working area and appropriate inventory.

10. Uses various instruments such as an oven, polishing and grinding motors, gas valves, soldering iron, hydraulic press, amalgamator, celluloid plate printer and personal computer.

11. The list of duties and responsibilities outlined above is representative and not a complete and detailed list of tasks which may be performed by an employee whose position has been matched to this generic job description.
Education and Experience: 
DEC III (Dental Hygiene)
Two (2) yearsÂ’ related experience