Fabricates a wax and acrylic impression tray from the model to enable General Dentistry Dentist or Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon to take a more accurate second impression.
Prepares impression for sculptural type casting by cutting away excess material and smoothing impression without altering vital relationships.
In some fracture and radical surgery cases, builds up malformations in the impression in three dimensions using knowledge of anatomy to restore normal relationships.
Casts sculptural model from impression in powdered materials such as plaster and stone using standard procedures and tools of model making.
Fabricates orthodontic devices employing a variety of devices such as springs and specially designed configurations of wire to pull teeth into proper place.
Maintains records by logging, monitoring and tracking fabrication and lab cases.
Fabricates, using standard or vacuum techniques, upper and lower dentures using rigid and non-rigid type material, selects teeth indicated by the General Dentistry Dentist or Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon, grinds and polishes surfaces, bakes and cures dentures, and cleans with ultrasonic devices.
Fabricates partial dentures using a surveyor to determine alignment, selecting anchor point, judging pressure on plate, pouring and casting gold alloy; bends, cuts, and fits wire frames and clasps.
Fabricates prognathic and micrognathic splints under pressures of accuracy and time using methods described above.
Responsible for cleaning dental lab equipment, ordering and maintaining sufficient dental lab supplies, and making sure the dental lab is well cared for.