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51-9081.00    Dental Laboratory Technicians

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  • Dental Laboratory Technicians

Alternate Occupation Titles

  • Dental Appliance Fixer
  • Dental Appliance Mechanic
  • Dental Appliance Repairer
  • Dental Ceramist
  • Dental Ceramist Assistant
  • Dental Equipment Installer and Servicer
  • Dental Instrument Maker
  • Dental Lab Technician
  • Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Laboratory Technician Apprentice
  • Dental Laboratory Worker
  • Dental Mechanic
  • Dental Model Worker
  • Dental Mold Maker
  • Dental Technician
  • Dental Technologist
  • Denture Contour Wire Specialist
  • Denture Finisher
  • Denture Technician
  • Denture Waxer
  • Crown and Bridge Dental Lab Technician
  • Metal Room Dental Technician

O*NET-SOC Description

  • Construct and repair full or partial dentures or dental appliances.


  • Build and shape wax teeth, using small hand instruments and information from observations or dentists' specifications.
  • Create a model of patient's mouth by pouring plaster into a dental impression and allowing plaster to set.
  • Fabricate, alter, or repair dental devices, such as dentures, crowns, bridges, inlays, or appliances for straightening teeth.
  • Melt metals or mix plaster, porcelain, or acrylic pastes and pour materials into molds or over frameworks to form dental prostheses or apparatus.
  • Mold wax over denture setups to form the full contours of artificial gums.
  • Read prescriptions or specifications and examine models or impressions to determine the design of dental products to be constructed.
  • Rebuild or replace linings, wire sections, or missing teeth to repair dentures.
  • Shape and solder wire and metal frames or bands for dental products, using soldering irons and hand tools.
  • Train or supervise other dental technicians or dental laboratory bench workers.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Cast molds of patient anatomies to create medical or dental devices.
  • Construct customized assistive medical or dental devices.
  • Inspect medical or dental assistive devices.
  • Repair medical or dental assistive devices.