Journal of Dental Technology

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January 2017 | Vol 34 No 1


Feature Article

What makes a leader a leader?

It takes passion, drive, intelligence and the desire to set an example that others want to follow. It takes being willing to step out from typical expectations and take a different route. It takes the audacity to risk not just for personal gain, but for the good of the whole. Being a leader is about 360 degrees of give and take in the learning and growing process. These individuals are prime examples of leaders that have come full circle within the dental laboratory industry.

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Dental technicians often encounter patients who desire excessively white restorations. The restorations cross the line and look unnatural. We often jokingly refer to this look as “toilet bowl white”; in other words, the teeth look overly bleached. While we desire 100 percent satisfaction from our patients, we also seek to create a more natural appearance based on subtle poly-chromatics. In this article, I will examine a case in which the patient desired a more natural appearance. We were able to meet the patient’s requirements via the use of polychromatic layering. In writing this article, I hope to both illustrate to you my work procedures and to help you in educating your patients about why and how we aim to avoid giving their restorations the “denture look.”

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Help Wanted: Laboratory Technicians
Dentures & Dental Services® (DDS) is a competitive group of dental practices in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi and Tennessee. As we expand, we are seeking laboratory technicians who are experienced with tooth setting and fabrication of dentures to work in our team environment. If you are qualified and you join us, you will enjoy a lucrative compensation and bonus program. DDS offers full benefits including 401K with match, health insurance, and vacation. State-of-the-art technology in each on-site lab along with a full complement of auxiliary workers will help you make the best possible products in our one-day service format. *All applicants are asked to perform a bench test to assess skill level and pass a background screening. When you are ready for a career with a group that believes in delighting the patient and changing lives, please contact us. / 817.404.7981

Help Wanted: Denture Laboratory Technician (Scottsdale, Arizona)
Wiand Dental Laboratory is seeking F/T Denture Technicians for multiple positions. We are a quality driven, removable only lab specializing in implant assisted and supported restorations. Interested candidates need to be organized, self-directed and eager to produce high quality restorations consistently. Compensation will be based on demonstrated skills, knowledge, ability and actual contribution to the company. WDL offers medical/dental coverage, 401K, paid time off, the best tools/equipment available, a positive team centered environment, incentives and career growth opportunity. Email resume to

Help Wanted: High Quality Lab Seeks Tehcnicians (Billings, Montana) 
We are seeking dental technicians to join our team in beautiful Billings, Montana! Positions available for the following areas- CAD CAM designer, C&B metal finisher, and C&B Ceramist. We offer a competitive salary based on experience/ skill, health benefits, paid time off and holidays. Send email resume and salary history to

Help Wanted (NE Ohio)
Progressive full service lab in NE Ohio is looking to add great technicians and managers to our growing organization. Openings in all areas, we have the technology, the team, and the organization to support your career goals. Call ROE Dental Laboratory, today! 216 663 2233 Ext 302

Help Wanted (Asheville, North Carolina)
Wise Dental Laboratory in Asheville, NC - positions open for denture techs, knowledgeable in all aspects of denture production desired - part/full time considered. Send resume to or call Mark Glass 828-252-3876

Help Wanted (Grand Rapids, Minnesota)
Great opportunity to work for a friendly family business in beautiful Grand Rapids, Minnesota. We need a Denture Technician with set-up experience and a Ceramist, each with five years’ experience. Wages based on experience. Paid holidays, vacation, and retirement account. Send resume to or call 800-232-6290

Help Wanted (Iowa City, Iowa)
IOWA CITY, IA – Instructional Resource Associate-Dental Lab - The University of Iowa, College of Dentistry is searching for a full-time Instructional Resource Associate. Provide predoctoral students, advanced education residents, and faculty with support in the laboratory related aspects of fixed, removable, and implant prostheses, with special emphasis in the area of computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided (CAM) fabrication. In addition, provide instruction in the CAD/CAM and other related technologies in the classroom, laboratory, and clinic.


Bachelor’s degree in Dental Technology or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
Certification by the National Board of Certification as a Certified Dental Technician (CDT).
5 – 7 years’ experience, including:
Knowledge and use of current and new dental technologies, including use of computer-aided design and computer-aided machining;
Knowledge of and ability to operate, calibrate, and maintain dental laboratory equipment; and
Ability to balance duties related to the Technology Core with support needed for patient care priorities.

Salary: $63,771 to commensurate. For more information and to apply, go to:, reference Req #69502. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Help Wanted (Portland, Oregon)
The Department of Restorative Dentistry at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is seeking an Instructor / Certified Dental Technician. This position will participate in the didactic education of dental students as assigned by the Chair and the supervision of and assisting dental students performing dental laboratory procedures in support of clinic treatment. Qualifications: Certified Dental Technician is desired. Appointee should possess a high skill level for the fabrication of simple and complex fixed prosthodontic restorations, the use of all-ceramic fixed prosthodontic systems, and altering or repairing fixed restorations and removable appliances. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated skill in teaching, especially at the dental preclinical level. Experience working in a commercial dental laboratory is preferred. OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148. OHSU offers and excellent benefits package and is located in beautiful Portland, Oregon. Apply online at job posting ID IRC54883.

Help Wanted: Removable Department Manager (Greensboro, North Carolina)
Triad Dental Studio, located in Greensboro, N.C. has an immediate full time position open for a Removable Department Manager, (CDT required)

Triad offers a complete benefit package to Full-Time employees including PTO, Paid Holidays, Health Insurance, 401K with match, Employer sponsored Flexible Spending Account plus an excellent working environment. Please complete an application via our website @ or email resume to

Help Wanted: Assistant Director of Digital Oral Health Science and Technology (Chicago, Illinois) 

Department of Restorative Dentistry
College of Dentistry
University of Illinois at Chicago

The Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking a full-time Assistant Director of Digital Oral Health Science and Technology. The Assistant Director is responsible for supporting the Digital Oral Health Curriculum as it relates to 3D digital technologies associated with the fabrication of prosthetic devices to support patient care clinical programs and services. The Assistant Director will be responsible for the development, management, maintenance of digital based imaging, assessment, diagnosis, design, and production of oral prosthetic devices.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in an oral health profession or health care research field required. DDS/DMD or equivalent or BS in Dental Hygiene with Licensure and Certification preferred. A minimum of 1 year of experience in oral health patient related care and services. Experience in dentistry and dental lab services required. Candidates should have fundamental understanding of dental laboratory processes as it relates to the design and fabrication of oral prosthetic devices. Knowledge of and the ability to learn information regarding clinical dental skills, and dental laboratory prosthetics, computer technology proficiency, including Microsoft Office Suite, patient management software, and desktop publishing.

For fullest consideration submit cover letter, resume, and name/contact information of three references by February 6, 2017 at

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois at Chicago may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Dental Laboratory for Sale (Lake washington, Washington)
For sale, Dental Laboratory. Very comfortable as a 1-3 person workspace with a lot of natural light. This space is ideal for a technician just starting out or for a larger lab looking for a satellite location. This space was originally designed to accommodate 8 to 10 technicians to perform every day dental laboratory work and or to host hands-on continuing education classes.

The lab is located on the north shore of Lake Washington with 180 degrees of lakefront and sunshine. There is a panoramic patio that overlooks the Burke Gilman Trail and lake Washington. The central location puts the lab 30-40 minutes to Downtown Seattle, the East Side, Lynwood or Everett.

Owner very motivated to sell. Contact Monte, 425-486-5483




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