Orthodontic Treatment Planner


Cambridge, MA

About LightForce

LightForce Orthodontics is a digital platform providing orthodontists with fully customized, 3D printed tooth-moving tools.

Founded in 2015 by Dr. Alfred Griffin, DMD, PhD, MMSc along with Dr. Lou Shuman, DMD, LightForce is revolutionizing the specialty through advanced manufacturing and technology. After four years of extensive research and development, LightForce launched their first product to the Orthodontic market- the world’s first, and only, fully customized 3D printed bracket system and digital treatment software. Learn more at www.lightforceortho.com.


I know what you’re thinking. Perhaps the Orthodontics industry isn’t what you were looking for. If I am being honest, that’s what I initially thought. But the more I learned, the more I started to see the exciting and massive opportunity. Imagine an industry that hasn’t changed in 50 years. This space is old, slow, and ripe for a team of creative and passionate people to do something BIG. We have a very real and rare opportunity to truly build a company from the ground up and disrupt a $2B industry. There aren’t many startups in Boston that can honestly say that.

As a Treatment Planner at LightForce Orthodontics, you will be an active member of a fast-growing start-up at the forefront of digital manufacturing. You will use our proprietary 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software to generate personalized treatment plans for complex orthodontic cases, ensuring that each treatment is developed quickly, according to our standard operating procedures (SOPs), and within the clinical boundaries of each specific case. Previous orthodontics experience is not required, but good spatial awareness and a willingness to learn new tools and skills will be beneficial. This position will report to the Operations Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manipulate 3D design files to prepare personalized orthodontic treatment plans using our proprietary treatment planning software
  • Follow specifications, job orders, work instructions, and quality procedures to ensure that program outputs are within clinical boundaries
  • Communicate directly with doctors during the case review and approval process
  • Actively participate in the development and improvement of our software/product
  • Support the training or cross-training of specialists that are new to the work area
  • Comply with all Company policies including safety, operating procedures, quality, attendance, and proper on-the-job conduct

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, design, or related technical field preferred
  • 0-2 years professional experience in 3D design, computer-aided design (CAD), or similar; will accept additional professional experience in lieu of degree
  • Previous orthodontics/dental experience is a plus


  • Demonstrated design creativity
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as a passion for learning
  • Familiarity with executing Standard Operating Procedures in a manufacturing or assembling environment
  • Basic computer knowledge, such as using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
  • Must demonstrate acute attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Must be able to work well independently and in a team environment
  • Appreciation for medical design as equal parts art and science

Salary Expectations

  • $45,000 - $60,000 annually


  • Flexible vacation
  • Generous premium coverage for medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Retirement benefits / accounts
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits program
  • Paid parental leave
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

LightForce Orthodontics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.