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National Dentex Dental Lab Technician II (Investing) in Dubuque, Iowa


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 60 labs throughout the country. Our team is growing, and we are hiring a number of key positions within our organization including this opportunity at NDX Oral Arts Dental Lab in Dubuque, Iowa for a Dental Lab Technician.

The regular hours for this position are from 7:30AM to 4:00PM, 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:

  • Read prescriptions and specifications received from dentist.

  • Clean flasks in preparation for investing cases

  • Mix stone and pour base layer in bottom of flask

  • Position model with wax set-up or reline or rebase on the base investment layer.

  • Mix second pour and carefully vibrate during pour to keep bubbles or voids from forming to prevent creating problems at finishing

  • When working with wax-ups, use great care not to scar wax when cleaning excess stone from around clasps and interproximal areas. Apply separating medium. Smooth areas of stone that could cause undercuts from second pour

  • Coat teeth and acrylic portions with Vaseline to prevent loss of tooth position and occlusion during acrylic injection

  • Mix stone and do third pour to fill the flask. Close flask and take to Boil Out

  • For Perform dentures, mix plaster of Paris and place in bottom section of flask, being very careful to leave no plaster on the flask edges to cause poor vacuum

  • Position model in plaster of Paris and place top of flask on and fasten

  • Boil wax off models from diagnostic wax-ups

  • Place model in water to reach correct working temperature and moisture level

  • Mix acrylic and pack or inject into flasks. Clamp flasks and place into processing units.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities Required:

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

  • Excellent eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity

  • Detail oriented

Minimum Education and Experience Required:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Must have 12 months of experience as a Dental Laboratory Technician and is skilled in one or more of the tasks associated with a Dental Laboratory Technician.

Hazardous Materials or Equipment Used:

  • Small machinery

  • Hand-pieces

  • Chemicals

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

  • Required to sit, stand, walk, and/or reach.

  • Exhibit fine motor skills and/or perform repetitive motions.

  • Read and interpret prescriptions and other required documentation.

  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information.

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




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

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

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



  • High School or Equivalent or better



  • 1 year: Experience as a Dental Lab Technician

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)