Denture Waxer

Mold wax to form contour molds of gums, palates and other denture surfaces.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $59,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Denture Waxers do?

Molds wax over denture setup to form contour molds of gums, palates, bridges, and other denture surfaces for use in casting plaster models or metal framework of dentures, using molding equipment and handtools: Applies softened wax to base of denture setup and fills spaces between adjacent teeth, using spatula and fingers. Carves and shapes wax, using scraper, knife, and heated spatula to form natural-appearing denture contours. Verifies occlusion of teeth, using articulator. May mix plaster or melt metals and pour plaster or molten metal in contour molds to form model for duplicate casting [DENTURE-MODEL MAKER 712.684-046]. May construct wax bite blocks and plastic trays [BITE-BLOCK MAKER 712.684-014].

Should I be a Denture Waxer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • Also known as: Porcelain Waxer, Unindentured Apprentice

    How to become a Denture Waxer

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