AFSC 4Y0X2 - Dental Laboratory

Air Force Enlisted Job Description

Final coat of paint on ceramic crowns
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Fabricates and repairs dental and maxillofacial prostheses and appliances. Inspects dental laboratory equipment and supervises dental laboratory activities. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 331.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs procedures to fabricate and repair complete dental prostheses, fixed and removable partial dental prostheses, and individual crowns, inlays, pontics, splints, stabilizers, and space maintainers. Uses precious and non-precious metals, acrylic resins, and porcelain as basic materials.

Supervises dental laboratory administration tasks and equipment. Maintains dental laboratory records. Prepares reports on laboratory activities. Requisitions, stores, and issues supplies. Inspects equipment and performs minor maintenance.

Reports defective equipment or utilities for corrective action. Accounts for precious metals expended. Inspects and evaluates administrative and technical procedures. Furnishes deficiency reports and outstanding accomplishments to Dental Squadron Commander. Interprets inspection findings and recommends corrective action. Consults and coordinates with dental surgeon for improving procedures. Institutes corrective measures, and maintains follow-up action to ensure adequacy and compliance.

Specialty Qualifications:

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of oral anatomy and physiology; inorganic chemistry; metallurgy fundamentals; dental laboratory technology; dental material physical and chemical properties; dental laboratory equipment and maintenance; sterile techniques; and administration.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school with courses in biology and chemistry is desirable.

Training. The following training is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

4Y032. Completion of a basic dental laboratory course.

4Y072. Completion of the advanced dental laboratory course.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated: (Note: See Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes).

4Y052. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 4Y032. Also, experience fabricating prosthodontic restorations including fixed gold and porcelain fused to metal, and denture and orthodontic appliance fabrications.

4Y072. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 4Y052. Also, experience performing and supervising functions such as fabricating and repairing dental prostheses and appliances.

Other. The following are mandatory for entry into this specialty:

Prior qualification in and possession of AFSC 4Y051 or 4Y071.

Normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123, Medical Examination, and Standards.

Deployment Rate for this AFSC

Strength Req: G

Citizenship: No

Required Appitude Score: G-64 (Changed to G-66, effective 1 October 2004).

Technical Training:

Course #: J3ALR4Y032 001

Length (Days): 120