Reporting to the Assistant Director of Labs and Clinical Materials, the Digital Dental Technician is responsible for overall in-house production of digital dental appliances, managing and ensuring compliance with the workflows and processes, performing digital equipment maintenance, and overseeing the Digital Dental Lab at the Harvard Dental Center. This position, working with a great deal of autonomy, must balance competing and urgent requirements of HDC clinicians of all levels (faculty, advanced graduate students and pre-doctoral students).
The Digital Dental Technician will produce digital dental appliances as 3D printed surgical guides, diagnostic models, die models, crowns, and more digitally fabricated restorations and appliances, etc. The technician will create all digital steps in order to scan, mill or print. The technician should be familiar with 3D printing and CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/ Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, and will be in charge of all steps in the CAD/CAM workflow. Under the direction of HSDM Faculty, the technician will also give guidance and instructions to students in certain digital workflows. Track and bill direct (in axiUm) to FGP providers for in-house work. This individual is charged with ordering and maintaining all dental materials required, as well as storing paper and electronic files for the DDL (Digital Dental Lab).
Additional duties may be assigned as needed. Partners with and acts as back-up for the two Lab Technicians as needed.
This position is a one-year term position with a scheduled start date in January 2020, with the possibility of renewal.
The Harvard School of Dental Medicine is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Located in the heart of Boston's Longwood Medical Area, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine ranks as one of the preeminent dental schools in the country. Established in 1867, HSDM was the first dental school in the United States to be connected with a university and coordinated with its medical school. HSDM is the only school within Harvard University that has its own clinical facility and provides direct patient care. HSDM's vision is to set the standard of excellence in and to define the future of interdisciplinary dental education, state-of-the-art clinical practice, and cutting-edge basic, clinical, and translational research. With this vision as our guide, the School is dedicated to developing and fostering a community of global leaders advancing oral and systemic health. For more information about the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, please visit: http://hsdm.harvard.edu/.
In compliance with federal law and Harvard policy, chosen candidate must undergo the federal E-Verify check process as a condition of employment.
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Three plus years of dental laboratory experience with significant demonstrated knowledge in digital technology. Education may count towards experience.
Bachelor's degree strongly preferred. CDT (Certified Dental Technician) strongly preferred. Strong technical competency with computers, databases, electronic folder and record organization. Must have excellent customer-service, and be a reliable and resourceful member of the team. Must be highly competent, confident, and willing to take initiative and lead areas with little to no guidance. Excellent communicator and experience producing formal communication as well. Can-do attitude is essential. Ability to work in a diverse environment and follow organizational systems. Must display a positive attitude in the workplace and serve as an example/representative of HDC, and specifically Lab Functions. Acts as a team player. Familiarity with an electronic health record database is preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 50165BR
About Harvard University School of Dental Medicine
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.