Dental Laboratory Technician I

Indiana University
October 6, 2020
Indianapolis, IN
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Department Information

The Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) offers an extraordinary learning environment in which teaching, research, and community service come together in the best way possible for the preparation of tomorrow's dental professionals. The IUSD has 665 students, 110 full time faculty, 130 part-time faculty, 224 full time staff and 139 temporary hourly staff.

Job Summary

The Dental Lab Technician will provide laboratory support for patient care to IU School of Dentistry predoctoral students and will act as a consultant to graduate students when appropriate. Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the predoctoral education program through conventional dental laboratory procedures. Duties include, but are not limited to, fabrication of interim and definitive prostheses and supporting procedures (for example bending wires, general procedure support, prostheses repair) as well as maintaining and ordering supplies.
  • Oversight of partnering dental laboratories inclusive of work out and inflow and communication with dental students regarding these procedures.
  • Educating dental students on the use of dental laboratory equipment and providing oversight of student equipment use and performance of dental laboratory procedures.
  • Actively communicating with relevant faculty and staff and making recommendations on updating equipment and modernizing dental laboratory procedures.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or GED and two years of dental laboratory/materials experience.

Knowledge of dental supporting procedures. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service and knowledge of teaching and instructing individuals. Critical thinking, active listening, time management, and quality control analysis skills. Ability to manage dental laboratory supplies. Ability to learn, update, and teach contemporary dental laboratory technology. Ability maintain and communicate with professionals in a professional manner. Ability to work with predoctoral dental students to ensure successful education in laboratory technology and fabrication and maintenance of quality prostheses. Ability to develop a strategy in partnership with faculty to update, teach and train students, staff and faculty as required on developing evidence-based dental laboratory technology.

Preferred Qualifications

Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology and five years of experience with exposure and training in CAD-CAM (scanning, milling and printing) procedures.

Working Conditions / Demands

Extensive use of computer and phone. Can occasionally lift at least 10 pounds. Ability to communicate with students, faculty, and staff in person or electronically. Able to process cases including bending wires and mixing materials. Able to process cases for shipment and receiving.

Work Location

IUPUI campus

Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Classification

Salary Plan: TE

Salary Grade: 08

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Health Services

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

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