Dental Laboratory Technician (067) Enlisted Personnel

Fabricates and repairs partial and full dentures to replace missing teeth.
Makes plaster-of-paris casting from wax impressions and sets artificial teeth individually in wax, manipulating articulator to bring castings of upper and lower jaws together to ascertain that each tooth is properly set. Processes vulcanite and plastic materials and completes denture by hand trimming with knife, file, or sandpaper and polishing on a buffing lathe. Makes bridges, splints, metal clasps, crown, and inlays by making molds for dentures and casting and soldering parts according to specifications. Repairs broken dentures and bridges. May develop X-ray pictures and keep records.

Alternate nomenclatures:

  • Dental Mechanic

Suitable Substitutions