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Dental Laboratory Technology
The level of public awareness of dental health and preventive dentistry has increased significantly in recent years. Because of this fact and relatively widespread dental insurance coverage, it is expected that the demand for dental laboratory technicians will continue to grow. Dental laboratory technicians make dentures, retainers, crowns, inlays, bridges and orthodontic appliances using written instructions from dentists. This field is an exacting science, as well as an art, which requires attention to precise details.

In this program, students will learn to

• Work with wire, plaster, porcelain, wax, plastic, gold and other metals
• Use specialized tools to carve and shape dental materials
• Match color and placement of teeth for natural look and comfortable fit

Admissions Requirements

In addition to admissions requirements listed under "Admissions Information," students are required to complete special tests in manual dexterity, dimensional abilities and use of tools. Applicants will be notified of testing dates.
Associate of Applied Science Degree - 2013LecLabContCredit
Semester 1
DLBT1301  Dental Anatomy and Tooth Morphology23803
DLBT1209  Removable Partial Denture Techniques I14802
DLBT1213  Complete Denture Techniques I14802
DLBT1217  Fixed Restorative Techniques I14802
ENGL1301  Composition I30483
Total Hours81536812
Semester 2
DLBT1205  Dental Materials14802
DLBT2204  Removable Partial Denture Techniques II14802
DLBT2207  Complete Denture Techniques II14802
DLBT2211  Fixed Restorative Techniques II14802
  Speech Elective † 30483
Total Hours71636811
Semester 3
DLBT2215  Removable Partial Denture Techniques III13642
DLBT2217  Complete Denture Techniques III13642
DLBT2241  Dental Ceramics I13642
DLBT2244  Introduction to Orthodontic Procedures13642
DLBT2321  Fixed Restorative Techniques III23803
MATH1314  College Algebra † * 30483
Total Hours91538414
Semester 4
DLBT1291  Special Topics in Dental Laboratory Technician14802
DLBT2333  Complete Denture Techniques IV23803
DLBT2235  Fixed Restorative Techniques IV14802
DLBT2242  Dental Ceramics II14802
PSYC2301  General Psychology30483
Total Hours81536812
Semester 5
DLBT2430  Special Project in Dental Laboratory Procedures281604
DLBT2446  Practical Laboratory Procedures ° 281604
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective † 30483
Total Hours71636811
Grand Totals3977185660
º These courses are designated as capstone courses
† High school articulated course
* MATH 1314 OR ( CHEM 1411 OR (CHEM 1311 AND CHEM 1111) )

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