Journal of Dental Technology

November/December 2018 | Vol 35 No 9


Feature Article

There are ways to predict the future, even a rapidly changing one such as dental laboratory technology. Ten years ago there were clues that predicted the changes that have already been seen, and there are clues today that indicate what is yet to come. A successful business owner is one that can accurately scan the environment, assess the developing forces and utilize the data to better position the business for optimal future scenarios. The 2019 Vision 21 Meeting has been designed to help attendees not just envision tomorrow, but live it today. This year’s line-up of engaging speakers will dive into influencing factors such as disruption, technology, execution and leadership development and promises to revitalize attendees with knowledge gained and the necessary resources for implementation. Read on to hear about the incredible insight that will be offered at the Vision 21 Meeting and why you should be there. The future is now; are you ready?

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By Jamie Stover, CDT

Dental laboratories today are truly valued partners and an integral part of the dental team. We possess a wealth of information for our dental clients, from providing material properties and correct indications for use to being on the forefront of how technology is used to manufacture custom patient specific medical devices. We are at the intersection of art, material science, manufacturing and technology. In the current climate of our industry, it is more crucial than ever as their most valued resource to provide our clients with a diverse range of products and services so their patients can receive the highest level of care.

Click here to read the full article CBCT Guided Implant Surgical Consulting and Fabricating CAD/CAM Surgical Guides





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Help Wanted: Dental Lab - Denture Technician
Seeking an experienced Denture Technician skilled in all aspects of dentures and partials. The primary purpose of this position is to fabricate removable prosthesis, by the dentist’s prescription, and having the knowledge and skills to perform all aspects to complete all removable dentures.
Responsibilities include the following:
Custom Trays
Bite Blocks
Trimming models
Articulating dentures and partials
Waxing and setting teeth for dentures and partials
Processing Dentures
Finishing Dentures
Advanced understanding of CAD CAM design software
Three Shape proficient
Proficient in full contour design, implant design, case setup
Follow quality standard product design and manufacturing protocols
Experience with full arch and complex case (Implant/Bridge design)
Proven ability to reliably meet deadlines
Producing high-quality work

Please contact [email protected] if interested

Help Wanted: Ceramist (Denver, Colorado)
Lab near Denver, Colorado is looking for a highly experienced ceramist. Must be skilled in layering porcelain for custom shades and working with patients. Should have knowledge of Emax and implants.

CDT a plus. Join us at our state of the art dental lab and give a boost to your career. Great compensation and benefits, flexible hours. No sponsorships – must be authorized to work in the U.S. Apply online at and select career opportunities. Or send resume to [email protected]. EEOC

Help Wanted: Dental Clinic-Lab Manager
Position Summary:

Provide oversight and management of laboratory services to support the academic and clinical activities of UT Dentistry.
Ensure state of the art lab manufacturing, leadership and fiscal practices through continuous analysis and improvement of quality and production metrics.
This position will also be required to improve customer and employee satisfaction while improving efficiency of manpower, materials and overall lab production output.
Both fixed and removable dental lab experience in Digital Dentistry and work is performed under general supervision of the head of department and under periodic review from clinic director.

Bachelor’s degree in basic sciences or related field.
Completion of a two-year dental technician of dental laboratory training program approved by the American Dental Association
Seven (7) years of advanced technical dental laboratory experience to include three (3) years of supervisory experience.

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Help Wanted: Immediate Positions Available
Dental Distributing Company is looking for dental technicians who no longer want to work at the bench, and would rather put their experience to good use in the technical and sales departments. We are not a dental laboratory, we are looking for experienced dental professionals who can offer technical support to our customers, as well as foster sales, and participate in trade shows and training seminars. Crown and bridge, implants, denture, and CAD-CAM experience a plus, to assist both dentists and dental labs.

Please submit your resume to [email protected] or contact Wilbert Montenegro at 786-433-4571 for more details about this position.

Help Wanted: Immediate openings for both full and part time positions in Washington State
State of the art, high quality, full service dental lab experiencing growth and seeking qualified dental lab technicians for the following positions. Pick up/Delivery, Model Room Technician, CAD/CAM Designers, Waxers, Metal Finishers, Removable Technicians, Pressables/Zirconia Finishers and Ceramists. We are DAMAS Certified, offer a strong compensation/benefit package, and currently filling full and part time positions at our Olympia and Tacoma locations, with both early and later work shifts available. Interested candidates please send resume to: [email protected]

Help Wanted: Small Quality Removable Prosthodontics Lab for Sale in Grand Rapids Michigan
The lab has been established for 18 years with annual sales at 380K. All Equipment and furnishings remain. We have loyal clients that expect excellent service and products. We have grown through referrals and enjoy a great relationship with our doctors and assistants. Looking for an experienced person that is ready to begin a new journey in beautiful West Michigan! 616-365-8473


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