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National Dentex Dental-Lab Technician Trainee-Prep in Lee's Summit, Missouri


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 30+ labs throughout the country. Our team is growing, and we are seeking to fill a number of key positions within our organization including this opportunity at NDX Mallow Tru in Lee's Summit, MO for a Full-Time Dental Laboratory Technician Trainee - Prep Removables. Previous experience is not necessary; we offer paid, hands-on training!

The regular hours for this position are from 7:30am to 4:30pm, 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; and tuition reimbursement!

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Read prescriptions and specifications received from dentist

  • Bead and Pour impressions

  • Base models

  • Trim models

  • Set bites

  • Articulate models

  • Pour and jig cases to be relined

  • Make duplicate models

  • Pushing and pulling cart of work around work area.

  • All fabrication steps and applicable tools are outlined in the Technical Team Policies. Insure all steps are followed, to provide consistent, accurate results.

  • Review final work and check completely that all quality standards have been met before passing the work to the next technician.

  • Trouble shoot and problem solve, using past experience and success to gauge best steps on future cases.

  • Survey and design partial denture cases using a Long John Surveyor

  • Eliminate undesirable undercut using blockout wax

  • Maintain a clean work area

  • All other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities Required:

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

  • Excellent hand-eye coordination

  • Strong ability to read, listen, comprehend, retain and execute on written and verbal instructions

  • High level of organizational skill with the ability to prioritize work

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all team members during the buyer-seller transactions as well as communicating to members of the technical support team, members of management, and the training team

  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve using past experience and successes to gauge best steps for future cases

  • Verification in all applicable Technical Team Policies (TTPs) and the ability to apply knowledge from Technical Team Policies (TTPs) to the job

Minimum Education and Experience Required:

  • Required: High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • No experience required

Hazardous Materials or Equipment Used:

  • Sharp instruments, knives and blades

  • Motorized Lathe

  • Dental Handpiece

  • Butane Torch

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and/or reach

  • Exhibit fine motor skills and/or perform repetitive motions

  • Good manual dexterity

  • Ability to walk, sit and stand for long periods of time

  • Repeated bending and kneeling

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

  • Push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 50 pounds




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

  • 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



  • High School or Equivalent or better

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)