This position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Mid Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6), Fayetteville VA Medical Center (VAMC), Wilmington Health Care Center (WHCC) in the Dental Service. The purpose of the work is to provide direct laboratory support to staff dentists and indirect patient care. The work affects the dental and medical well-being of the patient. The Dental Laboratory Technician directly collaborates with prosthodontists, oral surgeons, periodontists and implantologists to design and fabricate complex dental or intra-oral maxillofacial appliances. The Dental Lab Tech will: Construct routine full and partial dentures, dental splints and obturators, model work for fixed prostheses and other laboratory products. Work together with specialists in developing the design of the appliance. Personally fabricate, or oversee the fabrication of the appliance; managing implant fabrication process and fabricating wrought wire clasps; resolving issues as they occur. Pour primary and final impressions; repairing broken prostheses; pouring and pinning final crown and bridge impressions. Advise in the design of unique prostheses for trauma and cancer patients; independently completes all laboratory procedures on complex cases. Provide training on laboratory technique; assessing quality and workmanship, and provides expert guidance and instruction. Communicate with patients about concerns regarding the esthetics of their present prosthesis. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Telework: No Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Dental Lab Technician / PD # 8171 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: No Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.