Skills Dental Laboratory Assistant in Alberta

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "dental laboratory assistant" was moved from the group Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants (NOC 3223) to the group Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants (NOC 33100).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a dental laboratory assistant in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants (NOC 33100).

Tasks

  • Prepare plaster models and moulds
  • Train and supervise other dental technicians or dental laboratory assistants
  • Cast gold or metal alloys for bridges and denture bases
  • Perform administrative functions for the dental laboratory
  • Design, fabricate or repair dental devices
  • Maintain and order supplies
  • Mould wax over dentures set-up
  • Finish metal framework of dentures
  • Supervise students in training
  • Prepare wax bite-blocks and impression trays
  • Pack plastic material in moulds to form full or partial dentures
  • Make orthodontic bands from metal and alloys
  • Polish and buff dentures

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Management Help -
    • Strategic Planning
    • Leading and Motivating
    • Allocating and Controlling Resources
    • Evaluating
    • Co-ordinating and Organizing
    • Recruiting and Hiring
    • Supervising
  • Communication Help -
    • Negotiating and Adjudicating
    • Liaising and Networking
    • Teaching and Training
    • Professional Communicating
    • Advising and Consulting
    • Promoting and Selling
    • Interviewing
  • Creative Expression Help -
    • Designing
    • Writing
    • Performing and Entertaining
  • Building Help -
    • Constructing
    • Installing Building Interior Infrastructure
    • Finishing Building Interior/Exterior
    • Restoring and Repairing
  • Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help -
    • Installing and Setting-Up Technical Infrastructure
    • Debugging and Reprogramming Technical Systems
    • Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment

    Knowledge

  • Mathematics and Science Help -
    • Mathematics
    • Statistics
    • Physics
    • Earth Sciences (Geosciences)
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
  • Business, Finance and Management Help -
    • Business Management
    • Business Administration
    • Finance
    • Economics
    • Accounting
    • Personnel and Human Resources
    • Clerical
    • Sales
    • Marketing
    • Client Service
  • Engineering and Technology Help -
    • Engineering and Applied Technologies
    • Computer and Information Systems
    • Electricity (Electrical and Electronics)
    • Design
    • Building and Construction
    • Mechanics and Machinery
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