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National Dentex Dental Lab Technician II (Implant Support) 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 II.

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:

  • QC Incoming work (i.e, check impressions for completeness and accuracy; bite is adequate; read prescription, examine materials, ensure case is scheduled accurately

  • Conduct primary and secondary steps of Implant fabrication

  • Load impressions with Implant parts

  • Check model work for proper analog placement

  • Order Implant parts for cases; maintain inventory

  • Adjust abutments, as needed

  • Anodize abutments, as required

  • Case planning for implant cases with internal team members

  • Support production efficiency by taking ownership of technical Implant follow-up items with customers and team

  • Design CAD/CAM abutments and bars

  • Impression QC

  • Construct positioners, as needed

  • Implant outsourcing

  • Maintain clean work area

  • Die trim functions

  • QC Outgoing work (i.e, Read prescription and work ticket to insure case is made to the customers desire. Which includes, case specific instruction; preferences; correct materials used; all cases adhere to Oral Arts Quality Assurance Standards.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities Required:

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

  • Basic computer knowledge

  • Work experience using CAD/CAM technology to fabricate Implant dental restorations

  • Strong spatial ability, good eye-hand coordination, excellent perception skills and attention to details

  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve

  • Logical, analytical thinker with the ability to process information and formulate decisions

  • Excellent communication skills – ability to listen and assess situations involving customers and internal team members

  • High level of organizational skills; able to multi-task

  • Skilled in one or more areas associated with Fixed Department functions

Minimum Education and Experience Required:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

Hazardous Materials or Equipment Used:

  • Motorized hand piece

  • Model Trimmer

  • Computer

  • Anodizing equipment and liquids

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to sit for long durations of time.

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

  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. on occasion

  • Vision capabilities: depth perception, 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: Dental Lab Technician Experience

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)