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National Dentex Dental Lab Technician I (CB Model) in St Cloud, Minnesota


Join National Dentex - a leading healthcare organization specializing in the dental industry. We offer a full spectrum of specialized products, services, and technologies to address any dental restoration need. Currently, we have 30+ labs throughout the country. Our team is growing, and we are seeking to fill a number of key positions within our organization including this opportunity at NDX Thoele in St. Cloud, MN, for a Full-Time Dental-Lab Technician Trainee. Previous experience is not necessary; we offer paid, hands-on training!

The regular hours for this position are from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, and subject to change from time to time.

This is a full-time position featuring employee benefits including: health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; paid holiday, vacation, and sick time; 401K with company contribution; and tuition reimbursement!

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Completely read prescription (Rx), examine materials in pan, and make sure case is scheduled accurately according to the prescription

  • Create a duplication of patient's dentition according to the specifications of the prescribed prosthesis and doctor preferences (incoming) meeting production standard of 10 per hour. Pour models according to the documented procedure and specifications of the model stone for crown and bridge (solids), and removable meeting production standard of matching incoming cases at the rate of: Pindex Pouring System 10 cases per hour, and Artimax Pouring System 5 Cases per hour.

  • Box and pour epoxy for crown and bridge and removable cases meeting production standard of 5 per hour.

  • Articulate models to accurately represent patient's occlusion

  • Trim margins according to the documented procedure and doctor preferences meeting production standards of 10 per hour.

  • Maintain suction bucket in back room once per day at a maximum 15 minutes per day.

  • Periodic cleaning out of the department sink traps as needed or per the department maintenance schedule

  • Support supervisor and lab president in creating a positive atmosphere within the department. Wear proper PPE when performing work tasks that require them and follow safety guidelines as stated in ND)( safety policy

  • All other duties as assigned.

    Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.

  • Strong spatial ability, good eye band coordination, excellent perception skills and superior attention to details.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.

  • Logical, analytical thinker with the ability to process information and formulate decisions.

  • Dependable and reliable; willing to take on needed duties to fulfill the goals of this operation and take responsibility for actions.

  • Able to use a hand piece.

  • Able to coordinate and handle a variety of different assignments.

  • Flexible and open to frequent change, supporting the efforts of the organization.

  • Technical Knowledge

  • Knowledge of dental terminology and oral anatomy

  • Ability to complete essential job functions required at a level that meets the standards for an experienced dental technician

  • Interpersonal/Communication/Teamwork Skills

  • Takes a proactive approach to situations

  • Educate and motivate others within department

  • Accepts and offers feedback in a manner

  • Ability to use surrounding resources if questions arise

  • Assist with supporting open communication within organization

  • Decision making skills

  • Prioritize workload so that cases run efficiently through department

  • Handle last minute rush cases properly as needed

  • Takes steps to resolve an issue or problem

Minimum Education and Experience Required:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • On-the-job training

    Physical Requirements (If an essential function of the job):

    • Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and/or reach.
  • Regularly required to exhibit fine motor skills and/or perform repetitive motions using both arms and hands grasping, gripping, pinching, lifting, and carrying. Constantly lifting & carrying 0-10 lbs.

  • Occasionally lifting and carrying 26-50 lbs.

  • Occasional kneeling required to perform department maintenance duties.

  • Read and interpret prescriptions and other required documentation.

  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information.

  • Vision capabilities: depth perception, attention to detail, and/or color.




  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group