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DENTAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 3 Req #:193813Department:SCHOOL OF DENTISTRYJob Location: Seattle Campus Posting Date:04/19/2022 Closing Info:Closes On 05/10/2022Salary:$4,469-$6,166 Union Position:YesShift:First Shift Notes:As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

This position has been re-opened. If you have already applied, your application is still on file As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

The Department of Restorative Dentistry at the School of Dentistry (UW-SOD) is the largest teaching department within the UW-SOD. The Graduate Prosthodontic Program, formally named the University of Washington School of Dentistry Graduate Prosthodontics Program, is organizationally positioned within the Department of Restorative Dentistry. There are three (3) residents in each year group for a total of nine (9) residents. It is important to us that all employees feel valued, respected and included. Thus, we are very committed to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. This is necessary for the development of a collaborative and team oriented approach to patient treatment.

The Dental Laboratory Technician reports directly to the Director of Graduate Prosthodontics and to the Maxillofacial Prosthodontist in the faculty practice. This individual is responsible for providing laboratory support and instructional /training to the graduate students in the Graduate Prosthodontic Program using analog and digital technology (50%) and for performing maxillofacial laboratory duties for the Maxillofacial Prosthodontic Practice located within the UW-SOD (50%) as well as. The Dental Laboratory Technician is expected to comply with UW-SOD policies and regulations for health and safety, HIPPA, OSHA, and WISHA.


Graduate Prosthodontics Program:

•Train, teach and direct the work in the dental laboratory of the graduate Prosthodontics students; control quality standards of the laboratory work performed.
•Assist in laboratory instruction of the Graduate Prosthodontics student where technical assistance is required.
•Assist in didactic teaching of dental laboratory procedures and materials to the Graduate Prosthodontics student.
•Perform work in the Graduate Prosthodontics Dental laboratory in the field of fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics including diagnostic wax-ups, cast restorations, porcelain application to substructures, and fabrication of ceramic restorations by pressing and/or milling, waxing, festooning and processing of complete, partial dentures and implant supported fixed complete dentures, and all types of prostheses repair.
•Aid graduate students and faculty members in their clinical research projects and with the development of teaching material.
•Maintain and neat and orderly work space, to include the plaster bench.

Prosthodontics Intramural Practice:

•Design, fabricate and scan maxillofacial and standard implant cases to be sent to a scan center. Duplicate casts, set and wax precision attachments for various prostheses.
•Design and fabricate partially edentulous and edentulous obturator prostheses; fabricate prostheses for mandibular resections.
•Pour casts; construct occlusion rims; set denture teeth; process, finish, reline and repair dentures and partials.
•Order supplies and maintain equipment.
•Plan and design difficult intra-extraoral maxillofacial implant rehabilitations with the maxillofacial prosthodontist; complete technical phases of prosthesis fabrication for facial prostheses.


High School graduation and four years of experience as a Dental Laboratory Technician, one of which must have been at the Dental Laboratory Technician II level. Training in an accredited dental technician school may be substituted, year-for-year, for up to two years experience.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


•Four years of experience as a dental laboratory technician in fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics
•Experience in training and supervising work of others
•Experience in ordering and maintaining lab supplies
•Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or [email protected].


Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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