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Medical University of South Carolina UNIV - CDM_Dental Laboratory Technologist III in Charleston, South Carolina

Job Summary: Digital Dental Laboratory Technologist primary responsibly is to supervise and provide training on the latest technology in computer-aided design (CAD), additive and subtractive manufacturing processes (CAM) and to fabricate restorations for patients treated in the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine student clinic. This individual will work with, train, and supervise dental students and faculty in various digital workflows to include 3D printing, milling and scanning. In addition, the technologist will be responsible for generating high quality restorations out of various materials to include acrylic, resin and ceramics. This individual will also be responsible for calibrating and maintaining the laboratory equipment and training other laboratory technicians on digital dentistry techniques.

Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 6: $40,759.00 - $58,086.00 - $75,413.00 (min - mid - max)

FLSA: Hourly

Job Duties:

  • 35% - Performs complex and specialized dental laboratory procedures to include hybrid prosthetic conversions, designing, milling, sintering and characterizing fixed prosthetics for the undergraduate restorative and implant clinics to include everything from single restorative units to large implant-supported hybrid prosthetics. This also includes 3D metal and resin printing for the department of oral rehabilitation. - (Essential)

  • 30% - 3D resin and metal printing, assisting other departments in any printing needs with special focus on orthodontics, research, periodontics and oral maxillofacial surgery. This also includes providing consultative services to other colleges to include the Bioengineering group and the Zucker Institute of Applied Neuroscience and other groups on campus that need help with 3D printing services. This individual will also be preforming advanced level research with complex laboratory equipment such as the Mysint 100 selective laser fusion 3D titanium printer and evaluating the trueness and precision of parts printed using Geomagic Control X in accordance to ISO standard 5725. - (Essential)

  • 20% - Supervising, training and helping dental students with CAD/CAM laboratory work for removable restorations. This also includes 3D metal printing of partial dentures frameworks, and resin printing and milling of complete dentures. In addition, this includes directing the operation and maintenance, calibration and repair of complex laboratory equipment such as the selective laser fusion metal printer, the Digital Light Projector resin printer, and the 5 and 3 axis milling systems. - (Essential)

  • 5% - Training and supervising technicians in digital dentistry techniques. - (Essential)

  • 5% - Responsible for ordering of consumable supplies and minor equipment for the 3D printing room as requested by the Assistant Dean of Innovation & Digital Dentistry as well as oversight and inventory control. This includes providing budget reports and technical reports. - (Essential)

  • 5% - Servicing and calibrating the complex laboratory equipment to include but not limited to the Mysint 100 selective laser fusion 3D titanium printer, the Dentsply Sirona MCX5 milling machine, the Planmeca 30s, 40s and 40 milling systems, the CEREC MCXL 3 axis milling systems, The Sprintray PRO 3D Printer, The Sprintray Moonray 3D printer, The Prusa fused deposition modeling system, The 3Shape D2000 3D laboratory scanner. - (Essential)

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A bachelor's degree in a health-related field and one year journey-level work experience in the specialty area; or an associate degree or equivalent training in a health-related field and two years advanced work experience in the specialty area. A master's degree in a health-related field and six months entry-level experience may be substituted for the requirements stated above. Previous technical supervisory work experience is required for supervisory positions.

Preferred Experience & Additional Skills:

• Certification (CDT) or the completion of an accredited dental laboratory program or equivalent is preferred but not mandatory.

• The candidate must be proficient with milling lithium disilicate, zirconia, resins and acrylics on a various 3, 4 and 5 axis milling systems.

• Qualified candidates should have experience and be proficient in the digital design and computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) of a diverse amount of dental removable and fixed prosthetics to include: full arch hybrid restorations, complete digital dentures, digital removable partial denture, crowns, bridges, inlay, onlays, over dentures and implant-supported restorations.

• Strong knowledge of dental science, anatomy and principles of esthetics. Knowledge of human anatomy with a special emphasis of the oral facial complex. Proficient with Exocad software package to include complicated implant restorations, fixed removable prosthetics.

• Proficient with 3Shape software package to include all fixed and removable prosthetics and implant workflows

• Comfortable with smile design to include 3D smile design software in Exocad and 3Shape to include working with 3D face scans.

• Comfortable with Sirona Inlab software package

• Familiar with dental implant planning software and surgical guide fabrication

• Competent in milling using a variety of milling machines and 3D printing on various resin printers. Competent in finishing and sintering Zirconia restorations and able to teach other technicians how to finish zirconia restorations.

• Knowledge of current laboratory methods, equipment, facilities, and materials

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work in all cold temperature extremes, i.e. spot coolers. (Frequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 30 lbs., from floor level to height of 72 inches, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 30 lbs., from height of 72 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 50 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift and carry objects up to 30 lbs. a distance of five (5) floors and to outlying buildings. (Frequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Must be ambidextrous. Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually. Ability to work alone in isolated areas, such as darkrooms. (Frequent)