The Dental Laboratory Technician program trains students to construct and fill prescriptions for a variety of dental appliances. 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.
A dental laboratory tech may 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. Dental lab technician training also includes various tools and equipment, including electric drills and presses, in order to construct various dental appliances.
In the dental technician training program, students will learn how to create and work with:
- complete dentures
- partial dentures
- crowns, bridges
What Else to Expect?
The potential areas of employment relevant to the Dental Laboratory Technician program include:
- Dental laboratories
- Private dental offices
- Dental schools
- Dental prosthetic manufacturers
The Dental Laboratory Technician training program is available at the following campus location:
- Huntington Park
The objective of the Dental Laboratory Technician program is to prepare the student to fill prescriptions for a variety of dental appliances. Coursework for this Fast-Track Diploma program include:
- fixed restorative techniques
- dental law and ethics
- orthodontic/pedodontic principles & techniques, and removable prosthodontic principles & techniques
- oral anatomy/morphology
- removable partial denture principles and techniques
- crown and bridge principles and techniques, and dental implants
Students will develop a working knowledge in such areas as: the role of a dental laboratory technician, ethics and legal responsibilities, safety and the general dental laboratory environment, interpersonal communications, anatomy, physiology, psychology, medical/dental terminology and basic computer skills using MS Word.
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.
PLACEMENT RATE AS REPORTED TO BPPE:
The job placement rate for program graduates is: 80%