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

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Medical device regulations

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

  • Dental anatomy

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

  • 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

  • Fasten components

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

  • Clean components during assembly

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

  • Carry out measurements of parts

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

  • Manufacture dental instruments

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Use precision tools

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

  • Meet deadlines

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

  • Remove defective products

    Remove defective materials from the production line.

  • Wear cleanroom suit

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

  • Ensure conformity to specifications

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

  • Align components

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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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