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Dental Lab Technician 2 | Albuquerque

Location

Albuquerque, NM

Type

Full Time

Department

Dental Lab

Experience

Experienced

ClearChoice/Aspen Lab Technician Job Description (Lab Tech I & II)

 

Reporting Manager:  ClearChoice General Manager

Indirect Reporting Manager: Technical Support Manager (ClearChoice), Divisional Director, Lab Support (Aspen Dental)

Company Overview

About Aspen Dental Management Inc

With more than 860 Aspen Dental practices across 42 states, every practice is supported by Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI), a dental support organization that provides non-clinical business support services to licensed, independent dentists. ADMI provides a full range of practice support services from marketing, scheduling, billing, payroll, IT, and other business-related tasks. This model allows dentists with Aspen Dental to have the freedom to focus on their patients and provide high-quality dental care, while enjoying a secure income, a healthy work-life balance, and a clear path to practice ownership

 

About ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers

ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers are a national network of dental implant centers founded in 2005 to provide innovative dental implant care to patients across the United States. ClearChoice has experienced strong growth over the years and today is a leader in the United States in providing dental implant treatments.  Driven by a collective desire to improve the lives of prospective patients, ClearChoice helps people reclaim their health, smile and confidence. Beyond restoring teeth, this is about people getting their lives back.  This mission-focused work has enabled the ClearChoice network to achieve four straight years of double-digit growth, yet we’ve only reached a small portion of the population who could benefit from ClearChoice services.  ClearChoice Management Services, LLC (CCMS) provides administrative practice management services to the ClearChoice network.  

 

Position Summary

ClearChoice/Aspen Laboratory Technicians, following the clinical direction of the treating Doctors, organize the work of the Laboratory to optimize productivity and fabricate quality prosthetic products to provide the best fit, functionality, and aesthetically pleasing dentures for our patients. Laboratory Technicians partner with the Office team to help patients get the care they need and fulfill our mission to give America a healthy mouth.

 

ClearChoice/Aspen Laboratory Technicians work onsite at the dentist office to fill prescriptions from those dentists. They use advanced technical skills to construct sophisticated implant-based dental prosthetics to exacting standards for fit and esthetics and use critical thinking to develop and share complex solutions with the dentist and auxiliary staff. While work methods follow established best practices, candidates are expected to follow the direction of their doctors and team while using a high degree of judgment on a patient-by-patient basis.

 

Essential Responsibilities

  • ClearChoice/Aspen Laboratory Technician Trainees (Lab Tech I) will work under the supervision of the Lead Technician/ Lab Manager at the assigned practice and be trained in the areas of dental technology for career advancement. While work methods follow established best practice, candidates are expected to follow the direction of their doctors and lead technician while using a high degree of judgment to ensure a successful outcome of the Pouring of dental impressions and mounting of casts using semi-adjustable dental articulators
  • Scanning of dental casts and devices using advanced 3-D scanners for digital workflows
  • Operation of 3-D printers for production of dental devices
  • Processing of acrylic resins using injection systems
  • Use of dental laboratory equipment such as hand tools, dental lathes, model trimmer, rotary handpieces, steamers, light-cure units, and pressure pots
  • Use of dental laboratory materials such as plasters, gypsum, waxes, metals, acrylic, and composite materials
  • Understand and reinforce Infection Control practices, HIPAA, PHI, and OSHA Safety Compliance Standards

 

ClearChoice/Aspen Laboratory Technician Is and IIs will be responsible for the below duties with increasing levels of technical skills based on skillset and experience.

  • Fabricates quality prosthetic denture products, repairs, relines and rebases according to established procedures and under the clinical direction of the treating Doctor.
  • Optimizes laboratory production by organizing and prioritizing daily work and following the denture scheduler.
  • Follows quality standards to reduce remakes and patient satisfaction issues.
  • Partners with the treating Doctors and Office team to meet denture delivery dates.
  • Completes required case shipping and receiving points.
  • Performs general equipment maintenance and reports and follows-up on equipment malfunctions or necessary repairs with the Office Manager.
  • Follows housekeeping guidelines to maintain a neat and orderly Laboratory.
  • Complies with established health and safety regulations, including the use of required personal protective equipment and engineering controls.
  • Pouring of dental impressions and mounting of casts using semi-adjustable dental articulators
  • Scanning of dental casts and devices using advanced 3-D scanners for digital workflows
  • Operation of 3-D printers for production of dental devices
  • Competence with the conversion of a full-arch denture into an implant-based prostheses
  • Working knowledge of fundamental occlusal principles, schemes, and classifications
  • Processing of acrylic resins using injection systems
  • Use of dental laboratory equipment such as hand tools, dental lathes, model trimmer, rotary handpieces, steamers, light-cure units, and pressure pots
  • Use of dental laboratory materials such as plasters, gypsum, waxes, metals, acrylic, and composite materials

Qualifications (Lab Tech I)

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Prior dental lab or dental assistant experience preferred
  • Must possess excellent hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity
  • Must possess the ability to follow detailed directions without difficulty
  • Must be able to easily communicate written and verbal directions
  • Commitment to providing world class products and high-quality work
  • Basic computer skills are a must
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced clinical environment with the ability to work as a team

Qualifications (Lab Tech II)

Lab Tech IIs will meet the minimum qualifications of the Lab Tech I in addition to the following:

  • Current Dental Technician Certification (CDT) or a graduate from an accredited dental laboratory technology program preferred
  • Minimum of one year experience in a dental laboratory
  • Must demonstrate their abilities through the completion of a hands-on practical examination where they may be asked to perform model pouring, articulations, etc. according to company protocols within allotted time periods.
  • Knowledge of dental implant systems is a plus
  • Ability to wax full-arch restorations. A basic understanding of tooth setting and arrangement of full-arch and full-mouth restorations

Strong communication, organization, and computer skills are required.

 

Compensation and Benefits: $25 – $30 an hour DOE

Relocation assistance also available for the right candidate

In addition to your base compensation, depending on position, you may be eligible for a quarterly or annual bonus (potential bonuses are merit based). Medical Insurance Coverage, Dental Insurance Coverage, Vision Insurance Coverage, Retirement Plan (401K) options are provided as an additional benefit of employment with ClearChoice.

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