Currently Hiring for Conventional and Digital Technician Positions
Wiand Dental Laboratory regularly seeks talented dental technicians as we continue to grow and evolve as a company. Opportunities include model work, set-up, waxing and finishing as well as entry level training for the right candidates. Entry level applicants should possess great dexterity, be artistic/creative and love working with their hands.
Implant experience required for seasoned technicians. Interested candidates need to be organized, self-directed and eager to produce high-quality restorations consistently. Compensation based on demonstrated skills, knowledge, ability and actual contribution to the company. WDL offers medical/dental/vision coverage, paid time off, the best tools/equipment available, a positive team centered environment, incentives, and career growth opportunity.
What is a Dental Lab Technician?
A dental technologist (dental laboratory technician) is a member of the dental team who, upon prescription from a dental clinician, constructs custom-made restorative and dental appliances.
There are four major disciplines within dental technology. These are fixed prosthesis including crowns, bridges and implants; removable prosthesis, including dentures and removable partial dentures; maxillofacial prosthesis, including ocular prosthesis and craniofacial prosthesis; and orthodontics and auxiliaries, including orthodontic appliances and mouthguards.
The dentist communicates with the dental technologist with prescriptions, drawings, and measurements taken from the patient. The most important aspect of this is a dental impression into which the technologist flows a gypsum dental stone to create a replica of the patient’s anatomy known as a dental model. A technologist can then use this model for the construction of custom appliances.
To find out more about what a career is like in dental technology, read our FAQ below or click here to visit the National Association of Dental Laboratories’ website for more information.
What Type of Dental Technology
Does Wiand Specialize in?
At Wiand Dental, we specialize exclusively in removable restorations which are dental appliances to replace one or more teeth that have been completely lost. These restorations ideally remain stable in normal function but can be removed by the patient for cleaning and at night. Removable restorations are either retained by the patient’s soft tissue (gums) as in full dentures, supported by other teeth as with partial dentures and overdentures or on implant attachments as with implant retained overdentures and partial dentures. We find removable to be the most challenging because we are addressing the needs of the entire arch.