Profession dental instrument assembler

Dental instrument assemblers assemble various dental instruments, such as drills, lasers, probes, mirrors, and dental imaging devices. They use various machinery, hand tools, chemicals, adhesives and epoxies to assemble the dental instruments. They use precision tools and work in cleanroom environments.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Dental anatomy

    The development, appearance, classification, function and characteristics of teeth and their position in the mouth.

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

  • Medical device regulations

    The set of national and international regulations with regards to the manufacture, safety, and distribution of medical devices.

  • Dental instrument components

    The different components and materials that are necessary to create a specific dental instrument. These materials and components vary between the electromedical dental instruments, such as dental drills and dental lasers, and non-electrical dental instruments, such as dental mirrors and sickle probes.

Skills

  • Ensure conformity to specifications

    Ensure that the assembled products are conform to the specifications given.

  • Remove defective products

    Remove defective materials from the production line.

  • Use precision tools

    Use electronic, mechanical, electric, or optical precision tools for precision work.

  • Align components

    Align and lay out components in order to put them together correctly according to blueprints and technical plans.

  • Manufacture dental instruments

    Manufacture dental instruments, using specified materials, components, hand and power tools.

  • Report defective manufacturing materials

    Maintain required company records and forms in order to report any defective materials or questionable conditions of manufacturing machinery and equipment.

  • Inspect quality of products

    Use various techniques to ensure the product quality is respecting the quality standards and specifications. Oversee defects, packaging and sendbacks of products to different production departments.

  • Clean components during assembly

    Clean components before fixing them to other compounds or units of components during the assembly process.

  • Wear cleanroom suit

    Wear garments appropriate for environments that require a high level of cleanliness to control the level of contamination.

  • Operate precision measuring equipment

    Measure the size of a processed part when checking and marking it to check if it is up to standard by use of two and three dimensional precision measuring equipment such as a caliper, a micrometer, and a measuring gauge.

  • Manipulate dental material

    Manipulate materials used in dental procedures such as waxes, plastics, precious and non-precious alloys, stainless steel, porcelains and composites or polymer glass.

  • Follow clinical guidelines

    Follow agreed protocols and guidelines in support of healthcare practice which are provided by healthcare institutions, professional associations, or authorities and also scientific organisations.

  • Carry out measurements of parts

    Operate measurement instruments to measure parts of manufactured objects. Take into consideration specifications of manufacturers to perform the measuring.

  • Meet deadlines

    Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.

  • Read assembly drawings

    Read and interpret drawings listing all the parts and subassemblies of a certain product. The drawing identifies the different components and materials and provides instructions on how to assemble a product.

  • Fasten components

    Fasten components together according to blueprints and technical plans in order to create subassemblies or finished products.

Optional knowledge and skills

optomechanical engineering electrical engineering adjust manufacturing equipment test dental instruments apply soldering techniques dispose of hazardous waste electromechanics comply with legislation related to health care replace defect components electrical equipment regulations maintain dental instruments optoelectronics train employees monitor machine operations apply technical communication skills operate soldering equipment electronics repair dental instruments biomedical techniques medical devices maintain laboratory dental tools biomedical engineering keep records of work progress medical device test procedures resolve equipment malfunctions test dental appliances for compliance check for solder defects