The Dental Laboratory Technician program trains students to construct and fill various dental prescriptions at the direction and under the supervision of a dentist. This program combines classroom instruction in dental science, theory and laboratory practice so that students will learn how to construct and repair bridges, crowns, dentures (false teeth) and other artificial tooth replacements in order to fill prescriptions from dentists.
Dental laboratory technicians work with a variety of dental materials, such as plastic, porcelain, wax, resin, gold and other metals in order to make impressions and molds of patients’ teeth or oral soft tissues. Students also work with various tools and equipment, including electric drills and presses, in order to construct various dental appliances.
The Dental Laboratory Technician Fast Track Diploma Program features include:
- Fast-Track program
- Career services assistance
- Laboratory practice
What Else to Expect?
The areas of employment relevant to the Dental and Laboratory Technician program are:
- Dental laboratories
- Private dental offices
- Dental schools
- Dental prosthetic manufacturers
The Dental Laboratory Technician Fast-Track Diploma program is available at the following campuses:
- Main Campus
Below are some of the courses from the program:
- Fixed Restorative Techniques
- Dental Law and Ethics
- Orthodontic Principles and Techniques
- Oral Anatomy/Morphology
The occupations this program prepares students to enter by name and SOC code:
Dental Laboratory Technician 51-9081.00; Medical Appliance Technicians 51-9082.00
The links to the occupational profiles on the Department of Labor’s O*Net are:
Tuition and Fees: $16,608.00
Books and Supplies: included w/ tuition
On campus room and board: N/A
MEDIAN LOAN DEBT:
Federal Loans: $9,245.00
Private Educational Loans: $0.00
Institutional Financing Plans: $0.00
ON-TIME GRADUATION RATE FOR COMPLETERS:
The program is designed to take 36 weeks to complete:
100% of graduates graduated within this time.
The job placement rate for program graduates is: 80%