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Dental Laboratory Technician (7908)

Dental Laboratory Technician

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: SU40
  • Class Code: 7908
  • Established: 05/07/1938
  • Revised: 12/07/1972
  • Title Changed: --


Under direction, to perform skilled dental laboratory work in making artificial dentures; and to do other work as required.

Typical Tasks

Receives impressions taken by a dentist and makes dental plates using plaster or stone models; builds bite blocks; makes partial and full upper and lower anatomically articulated vulcanite dentures; constructs band, wire, and cast clasps; makes crowns and fixed bridge work; repairs broken dentures; operates various types of dental laboratory equipment, including lathes, vulcanizers, ovens, presses and casting machines; works with various materials such as wax, gold, vulcanite, hecolite, luxine, exelon, and other dental materials; matches teeth for color; performs miscellaneous dental metallurgy work.

Minimum Qualifications

Three years of responsible experience as a dental laboratory technician on all types of work.

Knowledges and Abilities

Knowledge of: Methods, processes, materials, tools and equipment used in making artificial dentures and in dental laboratory work.


Skill and accuracy in: Making all types of artificial dentures.


Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; follow oral and written directions.

Special Personal Characteristics

Manual dexterity; and freedom from communicable diseases.

Additional Desirable Qualification

Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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