Dental Ceramist Assistant

Assist Dental Ceramist.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $59,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Dental Ceramist Assistants do?

Performs any combination of following tasks to assist DENTAL CERAMIST 712.381-042 in molding dental prostheses, such as crowns, bridges, and tooth facings: Brushes liquid separating solution on tip of tooth die and covers die with wax sheet. Invests wax impressions in plaster molds, and inserts mold in furnace to melt wax. Positions mold in casting machine to cast metal framework. Removes metal framework from mold, using sandblasting equipment or hammer. Smooths rough spots from framework, using abrasive grinding wheel. Mixes porcelain or acrylic resin solution to match color of natural teeth, under direction of DENTAL CERAMIST. Fills wax impression of tooth with graphite solution, plates impression in electroplating machine, removes die from electroplating machine, and applies acrylic resin to base of die, using spatula, to fabricate copper dies for dentures.

Should I be a Dental Ceramist Assistant?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • How to Become a
    Dental Ceramist Assistant

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