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Dental Lab Technician

Kansas City University
Joplin, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 6, 2024

Job Details

Job Type:Staff

Job Description:

Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine seeks a Dental Laboratory Technician as full-time staff for a new dental school in Joplin, Missouri. The College will serve patients across the lifespan in the four-state region, expanding access to dental care in this underserved rural area. The incumbent must be a motivated and engaged individual who is excited to help build an innovative and dynamic dental education program, educating the next generation of dentists. The candidate should have a strong desire to support faculty, staff and students and must demonstrate the ability to contribute to and participate in a humanistic environment of learning and discovery.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Designs, fabricates, and repairs removable and fixed dental prostheses, including but not limited to: full and partial dentures, crowns and bridges, mouth guards, orthodontic, and other dental appliances
  • Assists clinical and preclinical faculty in student education
  • Follows standard operating procedures (SOPs), prescriptions, and instructions
  • Adheres to lab processes and procedures and industry standards
  • Keeps detailed records, forms, logs and reports to document actions
  • Works with the Director of Simulation and the Dental Assistant Coordinator to maintain supply inventories and keep equipment in operating condition
  • Studies, evaluates and re-designs laboratory processes to improve quality of care
  • Stays up-to-date on advancements in the field of dental laboratory technician knowledge through continuing education, reading professional publications, talking with peers and networking with professional groups and forums
  • Manages supply inventories, performs routine equipment maintenance and facilitates repairs in collaboration with the Director of Clinical Operations, Director of Simulation, and the Dental Assistant Coordinator
  • Documents workflow processes and adheres to industry regulations and safety standards
  • Exhibits the ability to work collaboratively and collegially with faculty, students, and staff
  • Demonstrates time-management, organization, and prioritization skills
  • Education at the High school diploma or equivalent level: preferred completion of an accredited dental laboratory technology program
  • Minimum of two years working experience in a commercial or academic dental lab
  • Technical knowledge of dental procedures, prescriptions and equipment
  • Advanced knowledge with common computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) acquisition, design and fabrication software such as ExoCAD, Planmeca and various nesting software
  • Advanced knowledge of common acquisition and design workflows
  • Ability to conduct tests and inspect products for quality and performance
  • Demonstrated manual dexterity and precision
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Communication and collaboration abilities
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Reading comprehension and critical thinking abilities
  • Written and verbal communication skills
Equal Opportunity Employer

KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.

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KCU is committed to providing a safe campus for students, faculty, and staff. Our annual campus security report lists campus crimes and statistics for the campus and public areas around campus for the last three years, in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Thank you for your interest in a career at KCU!


Kansas City University

Kansas City has been home to KCU for more than 100 years. Now, KCU is proud to call Joplin, Missouri a second home. We’re constantly creating new programs such as the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program, an MS in biomedical science, specialized dual degrees and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. 

KCU has a long, rich history of osteopathic medicine. Founded in 1916 by George J. Conley, DO, KCU is the oldest medical school in Kansas City and the largest medical school in Missouri. 

Join KCU to become part of a progressive, diverse and inclusive community of which you can be proud, and leave a mark by making possible the education of future leaders in the health sciences.

It’s so much more than just a paycheck. It is more than our award-winning benefits, competitive compensation package and outstanding well-being program. The strength of our university is rooted in our talented group of people and our shared sense of purpose. We are a university founded on science and compassion that never stops working to ensure a future with both.

Nationally recognized benefits package to help ensure the health and well-being of you and your family.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • FSA & HSA with Annual KCU Contribution
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Telehealth Services
  • Pharmacy Advocacy Program

And we always strive to DO good.

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