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Dental Technician

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and join our team of professionals, who are at the heart of delivering the highest quality service to all our patients. Our fantastic team consists of 2 Maxillofacial Prosthetists, 1 Specialist Restorative Technologist, 2 Dental technologists and a laboratory assistant. The team is well established together, with our many years of experience, amongst numerous specialities we are an exceptional team.

An excellent and exciting opportunity has arisen within the Maxillofacial Laboratory. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Dental Technician at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The laboratory has an innovative 3D suite, incorporating a model scanner, 2 3D printers and 3D design software for dental design and construction,surgical diagnostic models and surgical medical devices.

Main duties of the job

Recently renovated, our workspace now offers an enhanced environment conducive to productivity and compliance with stringent Health and Safety regulations.

At the core of our operations is the delivery of specialised technical services, primarily catering to Restorative Dentistry while extending support to Orthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Special Care.

Driven by a commitment to excellence, we continuously strive to develop and implement industry-leading practices in medical device provision, adhering meticulously to both local mandates and national standards.

Ultimately you will provide a high standard of dental technical support to the Restorative Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontic Services. We would welcome experienced and newly qualified staff who would describe themselves as dynamic, hardworking, forward thinking and a team player.The role can be demanding at times, but you will be supported and encouraged to reach your full potential with the necessary guidance and professional development.

About us

We have 10,000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care and enhancing their experience which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.We have a strong work ethic, and great team spirit which forms part of everything we do. It keeps us strong and focuses us on the improvements we can make together, to help our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We address complex cases involving jaw, head, and neck malignancies, as well as congenital facial malformations, utilising advanced techniques such as implants, fixed and removable dentures, orthodontic appliances, and splints to restore functionality and aesthetics.

We leverage cutting-edge 3D technologies for precise modelling and denture design, thereby elevating the quality of patient care, safety, and overall experience to unprecedented levels.

For more information regarding this vacancy please see attached the job description & person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • BSc Dental Technology / Foundation degree or equivalent qualification recognised by General Dental Council
  • Current Statutory Registration to General Dental Council as Professional Complimentary to Dentistry
  • GDC Registered- To comply with statutory training requirements for GDC Registration and to keep up to date records for viewing.


  • Professional Diploma or equivalent qualification in one or more other relevant specialty e.g. Prosthetics and Orthodontic

Knowledge and Experience


  • Substantial post qualification experience in the production of complex removable prosthodontics.
  • Experienced in routine appliance design and construction.


  • Experience in construction of fixed prosthodontics.
  • Experience of implant retained prosthesis and implant systems.
  • Experience of complex Orthodontic appliances
  • Experience in hospital unit treating a wide range of cases.

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane Fulwood



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