Dental Technician-Removables Job at O'Brien Dental Lab, Corvallis, OR

  • O'Brien Dental Lab
  • Corvallis, OR

Job Description

We will also consider Denturist candidates for this position with competitive pay based on position, qualifications, and experience.

Competitive Pay -- Relocation Assistance Available to Corvallis, OR

About the position: We are searching for a Level IV (Expert) Denture Technician specializing in end-to-end production of dentures, partials, and fixed/implant denture cases. This position is responsible for the most complex removable restoration cases, coordinating the workflow of the removables department, training department team members, and providing expert internal and external customer and technical support.

Schedule:  Full-Time, Monday-Friday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, with additional OT some days, depending on workload.


About us:  At O'Brien Dental Lab, we manufacture dental appliances that positively impact patients' smiles and dental health. We are committed to fostering a work environment that rewards team members for individual performance and team success. Our core values of Integrity , Teamwork , Excellence , Customer Experience, and Progression guide our decisions and create a standard for how we work and how we treat each other. If this is a workplace you would like to be a part of, then we would love to hear from you. Check us out at


About the area: Nestled in the heart of Oregon's picturesque Willamette Valley, Corvallis offers the perfect blend of small-town charm and vibrant city life. Known for its scenic landscapes, top-rated schools, and thriving cultural scene, Corvallis is home to Oregon State University, providing a dynamic environment filled with innovation and opportunity. Enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, from hiking and biking to wine tasting at nearby vineyards. With its welcoming community, excellent quality of life, and proximity to both the Oregon Coast and Portland, Corvallis is an ideal place to live, work, and play. Join us in Corvallis and experience a place where your career and lifestyle can flourish.


Removables Dental Technician Job Description:



Our Removables Dental Technicians create custom removable dental prosthetics including dentures, partials, and mouthguards that restore patient smiles and enhance their oral and total health. They follow provider prescriptions and preferences to fabricate functional and aesthetically pleasing dental restorations.



  • *Demonstrates understanding of dental terms, basic dental anatomy, and theory of occlusion and function.
  • *Reads and interprets dental prosthetic prescriptions and preferences.
  • *Accurately identifies landmarks on casts and fabricates bite blocks and custom trays.
  • *Pours impressions of patient’s mouth.
  • *Trims bite and mounts models in proper occlusion on an articulator.
  • *Mixes and processes acrylic powder and monomer; hand-packs dentures.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Level I

  • *Successfully performs all responsibilities of lower levels.
  • *Contours wire clasps for proper retention and aesthetics.
  • *Grinds and polishes acrylic to create proper support and aesthetics.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Level II

  • *Successfully performs all responsibilities of lower levels.
  • *Demonstrates a practical understanding of occlusion and function.
  • *Properly sets dentures according to an occlusal scheme, as identified by the Team Leader.
  • *Sets teeth in partially edentulous arch.
  • *Performs basic tissue contouring.
  • *Proficient in at least one specialty.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Level III

  • *Successfully performs all responsibilities of lower levels.
  • *Demonstrates comprehensive understanding of occlusion and function of the mouth.
  • *Able to explain which occlusal scheme applies to the case and independently sets dentures according to the correct scheme.
  • *Sets teeth in edentulous arch for aesthetics and function.
  • *Demonstrates comprehensive understanding/ability to contour wax/acrylic to look like natural dentition.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Level IV

  • *Successfully completes all responsibilities of lower levels.
  • *Proficient in all specialties.
  • *Coordinates the workflow of the department to ensure the timely processing of cases.
  • *Receives incoming notifications from department team members who will be absent.
  • *Serves as subject matter expert and trains department team members.
  • *Provides internal and external technical support to customers and coworkers.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

*Denotes essential job functions that must be performed either with or without reasonable accommodations under the ADA.



  • Teeth Setting: *Sets teeth in fully edentulous arches.
  • Fixed Dentures: *Creates fixed/implant dentures, including surgical plan, telephone customer support, and final product delivery.

*Denotes essential job functions that must be performed either with or without reasonable accommodations under the ADA.



Core Competencies:

  • Integrity: Does the right thing, even when it's hard. Communicates and completes work with honesty, accountability, and maintains confidentiality.
  • Teamwork: Puts success and care of the team over personal accomplishments, desires, or convenience.
  • Excellence: Focuses on producing quality work, applying precision and attention to detail to produce work that meets or exceeds standards.
  • Customer Experience: Builds relationships with customers/coworkers and supports them with technical and service excellence.
  • Progression: Innovates, learns, and grows individually and as part of a team.

Position Competencies (Level IV):

  • Communication: Listens to and conveys ideas effectively and in a professional manner, both verbally and in writing, while adapting communication style to the audience.



Lathe, model trimmer, rotary hand piece, Bunsen burner, razor knife, boil out tank, stone vibrator, hot iron, light cure machine, pressure pot, loupes, computer tablet.


Educational coursework in dental lab technology.


  • Work is performed in a temperature controlled environment. Continuous exposure to dust and noise. Occasional skin exposure to acrylics and to acrylic odor.
  • Good manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination. Continuously use arms, wrists, and hands to grasp/squeeze tools and frequently use foot to operate a foot control.
  • Continuously perform sedentary work at a workstation.
  • Occasionally stand and intermittently walk across level surfaces.
  • Frequently lift up to 10 pounds; intermittently lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Occasionally bend, twist, and walk on level surfaces.

Candidates will be required to complete a formal job application at

Job Tags

Full time, Traineeship, Outdoor, Relocation package, Monday to Friday,

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