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The Department of Restorative Dentistry at the School of Dentistry (UW-SOD) is the largest teaching department within the UW-SOD. The Graduate Prosthodontic Program, formally named the University of Washington School of Dentistry Graduate Prosthodontics Program, is organizationally positioned within the Department of Restorative Dentistry. There are three (3) residents in each year group for a total of nine (9) residents. It is important to us that all employees feel valued, respected and included. Thus, we are very committed to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. This is necessary for the development of a collaborative and team oriented approach to patient treatment.
The Dental Laboratory Technician reports directly to the Director of Graduate Prosthodontics and to the Maxillofacial Prosthodontist in the faculty practice. This individual is responsible for providing laboratory support and instructional /training to the graduate students in the Graduate Prosthodontic Program using analog and digital technology (60%) and for performing maxillofacial laboratory duties for the Maxillofacial Prosthodontic Practice located within the UW-SOD (40%) as well as. The Dental Laboratory Technician is expected to comply with UW-SOD policies and regulations for health and safety, HIPAA, OSHA, and WISHA.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Graduate Prosthodontics Program: •Train, teach and direct the work in the dental laboratory of the graduate Prosthodontics students; control quality standards of the laboratory work performed. •Assist in laboratory instruction of the Graduate Prosthodontics student where technical assistance is required. •Assist in didactic teaching of dental laboratory procedures and materials to the Graduate Prosthodontics student. •Perform work in the Graduate Prosthodontics Dental laboratory in the field of fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics including diagnostic wax-ups, cast restorations, porcelain application to substructures, and fabrication of ceramic restorations by pressing and/or milling, waxing, festooning and processing of complete, partial dentures and implant supported fixed complete dentures, and all types of prostheses repair. •Aid graduate students and faculty members in their clinical research projects and with the development of teaching material. •Maintain and neat and orderly work space, to include the plaster bench.
Prosthodontics Intramural Practice: •Design, fabricate and scan maxillofacial and standard implant cases to be sent to a scan center. Duplicate casts, set and wax precision attachments for various prostheses. •Design and fabricate partially edentulous and edentulous obturator prostheses; fabricate prostheses for mandibular resections. •Pour casts; construct occlusion rims; set denture teeth; process, finish, reline and repair dentures and partials. •Order supplies and maintain equipment. •Plan and design difficult intra-extraoral maxillofacial implant rehabilitations with the maxillofacial prosthodontist; complete technical phases of prosthesis fabrication for facial prostheses.
Minimum Requirements: •High School graduation and four years of experience as a Dental Laboratory Technician, one of which must have been at the Dental Laboratory Technician II level. •Training in an accredited dental technician school may be substituted, year-for-year, for up to two years experience. •Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. •A commitment to the principle of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
•Experience with diverse populations •Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills •Detailed oriented •Ability to multi task and prioritize tasks •Ability to perform fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontic laboratory procedures using both an analog and digital workflow to include digital design/milling •Experience in training and supervising work of others •Experience in ordering and maintaining lab supplies
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