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Senior Dental Laboratory Technician

Job Description

Job ID: 1215636
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


Role Purpose

Senior Dental Laboratory Technician will work onsite at the dentist office to process orders from the dentist. Advanced technical skills are needed to construct sophisticated implant and non-implant based dental prosthetics to exacting standards for fit and esthetics and use critical thinking to develop and share complex solutions with the dentist and auxiliary staff. While work methods follow established procedures and practices, candidates are expected to consult with their doctors and team using a high degree of judgment on a patient-by-patient basis.


  • Providing full dental laboratory support for prosthodontist during daily patient procedures. The expert fabrication, fitting and articulation of all aspects of fixed dental prosthetics of all implant models, setting of denture teeth, denture processing and related components and processes all in a timely manner. Removable and implant prosthetics retained, and supported type restoration repairs performed at a high level.
    The work also includes advanced fabrication of full arch hybrid restorations as well as denture design (partial, complete and over).
  • Receiving and entering work orders and accompanying materials including impressions, models and components to ensure the accurate and on time fabrication of prosthetics to a patient-driven schedule.
  • Maintains or coordinates the maintenance of all laboratory facilities, equipment and instruments and maintains supplies. Operate computers and standard office type applications such as web browsers, word processing and spreadsheet software applications as well as dental laboratory specific applications.
  • Teaching and mentoring other technicians and auxiliary staff using the highest degree of professionalism and communicating clearly both verbally and in writing. Willingness to learn new procedures such as facial prosthetic design and fabrication.
  • Providing design and fabrication of facial prosthetics with color vision acuity and color matching skills. Keen artistic and sculpting skills combined with ability to instruct patient on proper care and maintenance of prosthetic as well as follow up care.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Associate or Trade School Equi


  • 5-10 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • 5-10 years


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Bachelor's Degree


  • 10+ years

    Supervisor Experience

  • 10+ years

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer