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This position is located within Dental Service at the Buffalo VA Medical Center in Buffalo, New York. ***THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION*** This position supports the care of the Veteran population through the provision of primarily removable prosthodontic lab work. The technician fabricates and constructs dentures and partials from start to finish completing all aspects of removable prosthodontics and some fixed prosthodontic work. The technician must troubleshoot and adapt the design of the prosthodontic to fit the individualized need of the patient to restore function. He/She surveys master casts for partial dentures to implement design prescribed by the dentist. Using a surveying instrument, assures the most favorable path for the insertion of the denture. Studies master cast to identify the undercuts and teeth to be used for retention of the denture and blocks out undesirable undercuts. The technician receives, interprets, and processes prescriptions. Controls shipments interprets the dentist's prescription for full and partial dentures including cases involving abnormalities and conditions that present particular problems in retaining the denture or improving or restoring mastication or other mouth functions. He/She requests supplies on a timely basis through communication with the Lead Dental Assistant, maintains records and statistics as required for the laboratory and is accountable for the security of prosthodontic teeth, gold, and other precious metals used in the laboratory. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized 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.