Dental Laboratory Technician
California State Personnel Board Specification
Schematic Code: SU40
Class Code: 7908
Title Changed: --
Under direction, to perform skilled dental laboratory work in making artificial dentures; and to do other work as required.
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.
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.