Requisition Number: 410 04 2021 02
Job Title: Dental Technician I
City: Baltimore
State: Maryland

Dental Technician I

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Description/Job Summary

Performs technical procedures involved in the fabrication and repair of dental appliances according to dentist’s prescription.  Assists students with case design, setting teeth and related techniques to create appliances that function well and have a good cosmetic result.



  • Reads work authorizations and examines working casts and impressions to determine the type of dental appliance to be made or repaired.  Scan for CAD/CAM restorations.

  • Instructs undergraduate and post-graduate students through personal demonstration.  Techniques taught include those for: 1) removable prosthodontics such as setting of teeth, partial dentures, frame work designing, construction of custom trays, occlusal rims, wax patterns and other laboratory procedures; or, 2) fixed restorative techniques taught include waxing of single unit restoration, duralay coping, investing of patterns.

  • Ensures compliance with federal, state and university policies, including disease prevention and infection control.

Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. 

Incumbents perform other related duties as assigned.  Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.

Required Skills

Ability to independently perform specialized tasks following stated procedures. 

Skill in applying basic analytical skills to problems where clear precedent may not exist. 

Skill in organizing and executing multiple assignments under specific time constraints. 

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Working knowledge of computers.

Incumbents should possess either of the following KSAs:

  1. Thorough knowledge of dental porcelain systems and precious and non-precious metal systems. Knowledge of and skill in the use and maintenance of dental laboratory tools and equipment; or,
  2. Through knowledge of complete and partial denture system techniques and material. Knowledge of and skill in the use and maintenance of dental laboratory tools and equipment.

Shows interest and ability in working closely with students and taking initiative in producing a quality finished appliance.

Preferred Experience

Five years’ experience in all areas of Prosthodontics or three years’ experience in all areas of Prosthodontics and a degree in Dental Technology.; two years in a combination of education, directly related experience and specialized training. 

Required Education

High school diploma or GED

Preferred Education

Degree in Dental Technology

Required Qualifications

 Applicants may be asked to demonstrate proficiency in core techniques.


Ability to wear and work in personal protective equipment.  

Employees in this job class may be required to receive immunization to prevent illness due to exposure to blood borne pathogens.

Overtime, weekend, on-call, and shift work may be required.

This job description is designed to give an outline of what job duties are expected of this position.  As an outline it does not fully describe or limit the extent of the position’s duties.  UMFDSP and its supervisors may amend the job description as it deems necessary, without advance notice.  The job description is not intended to create an employment contract and should not be construed as such.

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U.M. FDSP Associates. P.A. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.