University of Utah Dental Laboratory Technician; Crown, Bridge, Implant, & CAD/CAM Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/27/2017

Requisition Number PRN07068N

Job Title Lab Technician

Working Title Dental Laboratory Technician; Crown, Bridge, Implant, & CAD/CAM Specialist

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

During clinic operation Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm. Schedule will vary dependent upon lab case load.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 01478 - SOD - EDUCATION

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Piece rate: $65/Std crown; $85/Special Crown

Close Date

Job Summary

Fabricate all types of crown and bridge prosthesis.PRM, Zirconia, Lithium Disilicate, implant abutments, and implant crowns from start to finish.

Communicate with dental students during patient are/treatment.

Case Plan, advise and treatment plan.


1. Provide direct education to dental students by providing instruction on prep types, impressions, models, bites, lab prescriptions, material types and tolerances.

2. Ability to take a custom shade and walk dental students through custom shade mapping.

3. Ability to create crown and bridge working models, including trimming dies.

4. Ability to scan and design crowns, bridges, and implant crowns and abutments.

5. Dental/Chair side photography.

6. Ability to do full mouth diagnostic wax ups.

7. Understand dental occlusion, anatomy and function.

8. Ability to custom layer and glaze ceramics.

9. Prepare, operate, and maintain laboratory equipment.

10. Must be available to work on campus during clinic hours and accessible to faculty, staff and students.

11. Ability to operate on a budget.

12. It will be expected that the technician will manage an estimated 80 units per month.

Quality Standards:

1. Accountable to the laboratory operations manager.

2. Adhere to UniversityHIPPA, fraud, waste, and abuse policies.

3. Meet quality standards specified in the University laboratory quality standards form.

4. Track and organize case work according to priority/due dates.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Lab and clinic environment.

Often: Infectious disease, oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids), hazards (includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, or exposure to chemicals.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or other scientific disciplines in a related field or equivalency required; knowledge of complex laboratory techniques, equipment, terminology, materials and substances. Skilled in the use of laboratory equipment, ability to create and analyze statistical calculations and prepare reports required; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.OSHAtraining and certification in animal care and use or the willingness to complete the certification may be required by some departments.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Applicants should be a Certified Dental Technician (CDT) or equivalent.

For this position a Bachelor Degree is not required.

Minimum of five years teaching experience or laboratory management in the dental field.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.