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R&D Manager - Removables (Hybrid Onsite)



Carrollton, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

Dandy is transforming the massive ($200B) but antiquated dental industry. Backed by some of the world's leading venture capital investors, we are on an ambitious mission to integrate and simplify every function of the dental practice through technology. By building the operating system for every dental office in America, Dandy is empowering dentists with technology, innovation, and world-class support to achieve more for their practice, their people, and their patients.

About the Role

Join Dandy as our R&D Manager - Removables! We're on the lookout for a skilled professional to oversee the operational aspects of removable appliances. Your role will involve leveraging your technical expertise to elevate product quality, championing best practices in our labs, and actively shaping the benchmark for quality and processes. As a pivotal team member, you'll contribute to an exceptional customer experience for our doctors by leading testing, validation, production, and/or pilots at our cutting-edge R&D facility.

What You'll Do

  • Act as the removable appliance expert within the company and on the R&D team

  • Shaping and defining next generation design and production standards for occlusal splints and other similar appliances as well as full and partial dentures

  • Help Dandy refine quality standards, communicate them to our production laboratories and design teams

  • Identify changes in manufacturing and QC process to improve each lab’s product quality

  • Travel to labs to observe, train, and do on-site QC to improve their product quality and implement and refine processes developed in R&D

  • Lead testing, validation, production and/or pilots at our R&D facility

What We're Looking For

  • Based in Carrollton, TX area

  • Minimum 10 years experience as a dental technician with expertise in high esthetic and functional removable appliances

  • Experience in dental CAD / CAM manufacturing

  • Experience designing digital appliances (3Shape preferred)

  • Empathetic - able to connect well with other people and understand the customer’s pain points

  • Strong computer skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to problem solve independently

  • Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining superior quality standards for every case

Bonus Points For

  • CDT certification from NADL

  • Experience and deep understanding of subtractive and additive manufacturing equipment and processes

  • All-on-x experience

  • You have experience building out manufacturing or quality control processes

  • Outstanding professional references to share

  • Part of a startup acquisition or IPO

  • Relentlessly positive attitude, strong sense of humor, and the ability to have fun at work

Why Join Dandy

  • Be at the forefront of cutting-edge dental technology development

  • Work in a collaborative and innovative environment with experienced professionals

  • Opportunities for career growth and skill development

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package

If you are passionate about driving advancements in dental technology and are eager to contribute to a dynamic R&D team, we invite you to apply for the position of R&D Removables Tech Lead at Dandy. Join us in creating the future of dentistry!

In addition, Dandy offers a wide range of best in class, comprehensive and inclusive employee benefits including healthcare, dental, parental planning, mental health benefits, a 401(k) plan, and paid time off.

Dandy is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture that celebrates authenticity to win as one. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, citizenship or immigration status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

At Dandy, we fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We are dedicated to embracing challenges and creating an accessible, inclusive workplace for all individuals. If you require any accommodations for your interview or have any questions beforehand, rest assured that we will move at Dandy speed and do everything in our power to meet your needs.