Orthodontic Technician
Sidra Medical and Research Center
Doha, Qatar
منذ 3 يوم

Job Summary :

The Technician - Orthodontics delivers, maintains and develops a high quality technical service for orthodontic, cleft lip and palate, and craniofacial patients being treated in Sidra Hospital.

The incumbent constructs a range of bespoke specialist orthodontic including :

Pressure formed retainers

Removable Appliances

All types of Functional appliances

Rapid Maxillary Expansion, Trihelix, Quadhelix and Habit breaker appliances

Speech therapy appliances

He / she provides full technological service for orthognathic surgery including model planning and model surgery for mandibular, maxillary and Bi-

maxillary procedures. Key Roles & Responsibilities :


Supports a technical and advisory technical service for orthodontics

Constructs a full range of complex functional, fixed and removable appliances

Constructs innovative appliances and provides technical expertise for research, development and teaching

Provides technical expertise in the provision of pre surgical orthognathic treatment planning, and construction of planning model analogues and splints

Liaises with the orthodontic and craniofacial Consultants on the pre surgical treatment planning options for orthognathic cases and ensure a timely delivery of planning aids

Communicates effectively with orthognathic patients during face bow registration techniques

Ensures the timely delivery of orthodontic technical materials, monitoring stock against agreed levels

Ensures equipment is fit for the task and maintained in a safe manner, reports any defects through the line manager

Takes a proactive role in the health and safety standards in the laboratory, raises concerns with the Department’s Manager when appropriate

Monitors the quality of all orthodontic technical procedures, ensuring they are carried out in accordance with the Medical Device Directive

Uses judgment and analytical skills to interpret, understand and to assess suitability of requested work and then provide options where necessary

Competent in the use of specialist equipment e.g. high speed grinding, trimming and polishing for prolonged periods with intense concentration and using high levels of hand eye co-ordination

Uses highly developed skills of manual dexterity such as accurately bend and adapt specialist wires whilst working to very fine tolerances

Competent with a wide range of chemicals, specialist dental materials that require an understanding of the materials science of such products

Self - management

Manages the day to day orthodontic technical workload providing services and appliances to the dental clinic including quality control

Plans and organizes own workload, adjusts priorities to accommodate emergency or urgent requests

Responsible for assisting in the management and day to day running of the orthodontic laboratory

Maintains the flow of study models through the laboratory


Committed to working and engaging constructively with members of the Craniofacial and Orthodontic department

Provides, receives and analyzes complex and sensitive information and makes judgements based on the information

Communicates complex information on design and application of medical devices, the information may be conveyed to Consultants or Clinical assistants

Communicates effectively with all members of the team to ensure an effective service is provided

Policy and Service Development

Assists in the development of plans, processes and departmental policies to ensure that the hospital conforms to the requirements of relevant legislation

Maintains a good knowledge of emerging policies from government departments and external bodies which may impact the service


Responsible for timely and accurate record keeping and where appropriate in accordance with professional guidelines

Responsible for the creation, maintenance and storage of records in line with Sidra’s hospital policy

Training and Education

Identifies and actions own training needs and research and development as required in the context of improving patient care by challenging their own practice

Contributes to the training and education of other dept. staff and placement students, in relation to orthodontics and induction of new starters

Organizes and contributes to research and development work, provides models for demonstration and audit purposes

Provides support to junior members in the team

Attend and play an active role in departmental staff and audit meetings

Personal and Professional Development

Demonstrates on-going continuous professional development

Other Role Specific Duties

The Job description and person specification may be reviewed on an ongoing basis in accordance with the changing needs of the Department and the organization.

Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values

In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.

Essential Requirements :

Relevant education in Dental Technology , Orthodontics or equivalent

Relevant post qualification experience of Orthodontics within a hospital setting

Certification and Licensure : Registered with General Dental Council as a Dental Technician

Demonstrated knowledge of fixed, functional and removable appliances is required.

Demonstrated knowledge of Osteotomy planning including Facebow recording on patients and impression taking

A high degree of precision and dexterity is required for the construction of appliances.

Demonstrated ability to manipulate f small hand tools and wire components with a high degree of precision.

Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritize own workload, time manage workload to accommodate urgent work.

Computer literate, ability to communicate complex information.

Demonstrated ability to work in a team

Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

Fluency in written and spoken English

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