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Job ID: 233050

Dental Technician
Tufts University

Date Posted Mar. 18, 2024
Title Dental Technician
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Dental Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
    Health Services


Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) offers one of the most forward-looking educational environments in dental medicine in the country. Since its founding in 1868, TUSDM has been committed to leadership in education, patient care, research, and community service. Students obtain an interdisciplinary education, integrated with medicine, with access to training in dental specialties. Clinics at TUSDM provide quality comprehensive care to more than 20,000 individuals annually. Nationally and internationally, the school promotes health and educational programs and researches new procedures, materials, and technologies to improve oral health. 

What You'll Do

Orthodontic Laboratory Technicians play a vital role in the overall success of the orthodontic department by providing well-crafted appliances that assist in the education and correction of dental issues.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

Knowledge and experience typically acquired by:

  • Previous hands-on skills to build, repair and maintain dental appliances. 
  • Must have experience with digital scanners, and 3D printers.
  • Precision is crucial in creating orthodontic appliances, and a high level of attention to detail is necessary.
  • Working with various materials and small tools requires excellent manual dexterity.
  • Understanding the principles of orthodontics and the mechanics of different appliances
  • Effectively communicating with orthodontists and other members of the dental team.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and adjust or make repairs as needed.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies and techniques in the field. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A formal education in dental laboratory technology is preferred.

Pay Range

Minimum $21.80, Midpoint $25.95, Maximum $30.10

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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