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Job Details

Dental Technician

Posted on Sep 19, 2020 by DTLS

  • Location High Level, AB
  • Earnings $27.28 hourly
  • Work Hours 30 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 1  Vacancy
  • Closing Date Nov 16, 2020
Job Requirements

Employer

DTLS

Languages

English

Education

College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

Licensure by provincial or territorial authorities

Experience

3 years to less than 5 years

Additional Skills

  • Administer budget
  • Supervise apprentices and bench workers
  • Maintain and order supplies
  • Hire and train staff
  • Supervise students in training
  • Perform denture whitening and cleaning
  • Prepare partial dentures
  • Perform administrative functions for the dental laboratory
  • Train and supervise other dental technicians or dental laboratory assistants

Area of Specialization

  • Partial dentures
  • Orthodontic appliances
  • Full dentures

Work Setting

Dental practice

Specific Skills

  • Take measurement to determine size and shape of dentures
  • Re-line and re-base dentures
  • Make impression and mould of teeth, gums and jaws
  • Fit, adjust and repair dentures
  • Construct dentures
  • Fabricate mouth protectors, anti-snoring prostheses and removable prostheses on implants

Security and Safety

  • Driver's validity licence check
  • Eligible for professional liability insurance

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Physically demanding
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail
  • Hand-eye co-ordination
  • Ability to distinguish between colours
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Walking
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling

Work Location Information

  • Willing to relocate
  • Relocation costs not covered by employer

Technical Expertise (dental)

  • Waxing-up
  • Polishing
  • Plastering
  • Packing
  • Casting

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Accurate
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Client focus
  • Interpersonal awareness

Dental Technologists and Technicians Specific Skills

Design, fabricate or repair dental devices

Laboratory Assistants Specific Skills

  • Prepare wax bite-blocks and impression trays
  • Prepare plaster models and moulds
  • Polish and buff dentures
  • Make orthodontic bands from metal and alloys
  • Finish metal framework of dentures
  • Mould wax over dentures set-up
  • Pack plastic material in moulds to form full or partial dentures

How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

By e-mail:

oaa2214@gmail.com

Advertised Until

Nov 16, 2020

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Interest Codes
The Dental Technician is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Dental Technologists and Technicians
METHODICAL

Interest in analyzing prescriptions to make and repair dentures and other dental devices; may perform supervisory and administrative functions for dental laboratories

OBJECTIVE

Interest in precision working to shape various substances into plates, clasps, bands, inlays, onlays, implants and bridgework; may train other dental technicians and dental laboratory bench workers

INNOVATIVE

Interest in designing, fabricating and fitting dentures and dental devices; may consult with dentists or other specialists on problematic dental cases

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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Dental Laboratory Bench Workers
OBJECTIVE

Interest in precision working to finish metal framework of dentures and polish and buff dentures to obtain natural finish

METHODICAL

Interest in copying specifications to cast gold and metal alloys for bridges and denture bases, and to pack plastic material in moulds to form full or partial dentures

innovative

Interest in assisting technical personnel with preparation and fabrication of dentures, orthodontic bands from gold, silver, stainless steel and other metals, and other dental devices

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

Learn More

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