Apply coatings of opaque porcelain over cast metal tooth caps.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Opaquers do?

Applies coating of opaque porcelain over cast metal tooth cap, using brush: Mixes porcelain of specified color and water to required consistency. Brushes porcelain mixture over surfaces of metal cap. Places cap in electric oven for specified time to dry and harden porcelain. Removes cap and examines cap to ensure even application and smoothness of coating. Routes workpiece to specified department for application of finish porcelain. May grind and shape dried porcelain to contours of metal cap, using abrasive wheels. May measure dimensions of tooth cap and verify occlusion, using gauges and articulator.

Should I be an Opaquer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • How to become an Opaquer

    Most Opaquers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9bbaaa&chl=no+college+%2894%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,94,94
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