In the University of Connecticut Health Center dental laboratories this class is accountable for performing complicated or unusual technical work in the construction and repair of dental prosthetic appliances on prescription of a licensed dentist.
Work under the limited supervision of the Director of the Dental Prosthetic Laboratory, licensed dentist or other professional of higher grade.
May lead dental laboratory technicians and other employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Constructs difficult crowns, bridgework and dentures;
Sets up artificial teeth for denture cases of unusual or abnormal nature;
Surveys study costs for unusual or exceptionally difficult partial dentures;
Plans and designs special prosthetic appliances, particularly those involving maxillo-facial prostheses;
In collaboration with a licensed dentist performs all intermediate laboratory procedures preparatory to any of preceding duties;
Schedules cases through laboratory;
Compiles required reports pertaining to cases completed or under construction;
Maintains ledger of cases sent out for special work;
Maintains working stock level of all supplies and materials required for use in laboratory;
Conducts on job training of new, unusual or specialized techniques;
Evaluates new materials and techniques for possible use in laboratory;
Continues research on and testing of innovations and improvements;
Keep laboratory clean and equipment in good working order;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
dental or oral anatomy with normal and abnormal variations thereof at a technical level;
practices, processes and materials used in restorative dentistry;
Considerable mechanical and artistic skill and judgment in manufacture of dental laboratory products;
oral and written communication skills;
Ability to keep records and prepare reports.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in dental laboratory technology.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
Successful completion of a one (1) year program in dental laboratory technology may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.
Successful completion of the Certified Dental Technician (CDT) examination offered by the National Board for Certification of Dental Technicians may be substituted for the General Experience
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Dental Laboratory Technician 2 (40 Hour) in Salary Group FK 19 approved effective December 1, 1992. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-183