Bite-Block Maker

Form wax bite blocks and impression trays used by Dentists.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bite-Block Makers do?

Forms wax bite blocks and impression trays used by DENTIST 072.101-010 to take impressions of patients’ teeth and adjacent portions of jaw, using molding equipment and handtools: Softens plastic or shellac wafer shaped material, using heated press or gas burner. Spreads and shapes wafer over model of preliminary impression to form tray, using flat-bladed molding tool. Imbeds metal strip in soft material for convenience in handling. Presses soft wax over plaster model of denture to form bite block. Trims excess wax from mold and smooths surface, using knife, spatula, and gas burner. Immerses mold in water to harden wax. Trims and smooths edges and surfaces of trays and bite blocks, using bench lathe equipped with grinding and buffing wheels. Rubs finished piece with cotton to obtain lustrous finish.

Should I be a Bite-Block Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Adobe Block Maker

    How to become a Bite-Block Maker

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