Regular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.
Provide predoctoral students, advanced education residents, and faculty with support in the laboratory related aspects of fixed, removable, and implant prostheses, with special emphasis in the area of computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided (CAM) fabrication. In addition, provide instruction in the CAD/CAM and other related technologies in the classroom, laboratory, and clinic.
Provide Specialty Clinical/Technical Service/Patient Care
Design, fabricate, and finish dental prostheses – removable and fixed prostheses supported by intraoral hard & soft tissues and implants – as directly related to CAD/CAM procedures and fabrication process.
Responsible for computer-aided design and computer-aided machining and other health technologies in the production of fixed, removable, and implant-supported prostheses.
Provide service and maintenance of the CAD/CAM technologies in and associate through the Collegiate Technology Core.
Maintain inventory control of materials needed in the use of CAD/CAM and other technologies
Have basic troubleshooting skills with the CAD/CAM equipment and identify common hardware, software and design errors for the equipment.
Assist under faculty supervision in development of implant surgical planning to produce an implant template system through the fabrication process, using CAD/CAM software and technology;
Develop protocols for an accepted fabrication process ("digital workflow") in conjunction with faculty and create manuals for operations.
Advise predoctoral dental students, advanced education dental residents/fellows, and faculty on potential research design & methods, when time permits.
Assist and support the traditional laboratory support for predoctoral dental students, advanced education dental residents/fellows, and faculty, time permitting, to include but not be limited to the following:
All laboratory procedures in fabrication of removable complete and partial prostheses.
All laboratory procedures in fabrication of all-ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and full cast restorations.
Fabrication of surveyed crowns for removable partial dentures
Fabrication of digitally designed and milled removable prostheses
Utilizes semi-adjustable and fully adjustable articulators.
Coordinate the Collegiate technology core facility and operations.
Assist, supervise, and help train predoctoral dental students, advanced education dental residents and faculty in the use of computer-aided design instrumentation and computer-aided machining hardware.
Support facility and laboratory logistical arrangements in response to
Collegiate continuing education presentations.
Maintain professional licensure and development in current techniques, software, materials and equipment by attending continuing education courses and manufacturer's training.
Respond to faculty requests in support of the clinical education of predoctoral dental students and advanced education dental residents/fellows, for example:
Scan and fabricate models
Fabricate diagnostic casts from scanned data
Facilitate and/or fabricate removable & fixed prosthesesin support of a preclinical course.
Collaborate/Communicate with Health Care Team
Determine tasks and workflow as a member of an oral health care team with faculty to improve access and utilization of advanced health technologies, i.e. computer-aided design and computer-aided machining software and hardware.
Serve and coordinate use of technology with Collegiate ITS in support of patient care under the direction of credentialed faculty providers, as conduit for outside vendors.
Compliance with Internal Policies and External Regulations for Safe and Effective Care Delivery and Health Profession Education
Coordinate documentation of inventory in compliance with University guidelines, Conflict of Interest policies, FERPA, and Federal HIPAA compliance.
Establish and maintain procedures and systems to ensure compliance.
Develop, implement and monitor Quality Assurance. Initiate corrective action as needed.
Collaboration and Embracing Diversity - Extensive Experience
Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Establishes and maintains positive and productive working relationships within and outside of own area and background.
Identifies and resolves disagreements/conflicts in early stages.
Promotes a safe, equitable, respectful environment in which concerns can be addressed effectively.
Recommends changes to work practices and policies to promote transparency and approachability.
Positive Impact/Achieving Results - Working Experience
Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.
Adjusts to and develops self to prepare for new or changing assignments, processes, people, and priorities as organizational needs dictate.
Sets clear expectations for self and team to achieve work objectives and overcome obstacles.
Strives for excellence in performance by upholding established ethical standards and upholding university values
Provides frequent updates on operations and financial performance to leadership.
Service Excellence/Customer Focus- Working Experience
Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.
Enhances service by seeking ways to add value to customer interactions/services.
Demonstrates sincere concern and takes responsibility when a customer complains, even if the cause of the problem lies elsewhere.
Listens to feedback without defensiveness and uses it to enhance communication effectiveness.
Communicates in alternative ways to accommodate different listeners.
Note to Applicant: Applicants should assure their application/resume and cover letter illustrate the work experience they have that demonstrates the qualifications and competencies listed above. Unless otherwise noted, the proficiency level required for the position is Working Experience or Extensive Experience.
Working Experience is defined as successfully completes diverse tasks of the job; applies and enhances knowledge and skill in both usual and unusual issues; needs minimal guidance in addressing unusual situations.
Extensive Experience is defined asperforms without assistance; recognized as a resource to others; able to translate complex nuances to others; able to improve processes; focus on broad issues.
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