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Class Code: 510L
Category: Science & Engineering


Supervise the dental technician personnel in a dental laboratory.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class are distinguished by responsibility for supervising the general function of the laboratory and maintain a liaison with, and providing assistance in dental auxiliary training programs at community colleges.

Typical Work

Train, schedule, and direct the work of subordinates; control the quality standards of the laboratory work performed; 

Assist in laboratory and clinical instruction of dental students where technical assistance is required; 

Direct subordinate technicians participating in activities which aid faculty members and graduate students in their clinical and research projects and with the development of teaching material; 

Control the ordering, issuing and maintenance of laboratory supplies including precious metals; 

Maintain liaison with community colleges on dental technician training programs; 

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

High School graduation and four years of experience as a Dental Laboratory Technician, one of which must have been at the Dental Laboratory Technician II level.  Training in an accredited dental technician school may be substituted, year-for-year, for up to two years experience. 

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Class Specification History

New Class: 3-7-73
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
New class code, formerly 6462, effective July 1, 2007.
Title change (formerly Dental Laboratory Technician 3); adopted May 14, 2009, effective May 15, 2009.