The Dental Laboratory Technology Program
To be renamed Restorative Dental Technology Program Fall 2017
Restorative Dental Technology is both a science and an art. Restorative Dental Technologists provide an essential support service for the dental profession. Upon a written prescription from a dental clinician, they design, fabricate and repair all types of custom made restorative dental prostheses to replace or restore either the partial or total loss of natural teeth with fixed and removable partial dentures and crowns.
- Program Length:
Four semesters + two winter sessions (full-time)
- Program Completion:
- Certificate of Achievement
- Program Accreditation:
What is a Dental Technologist?
Since each dental patient's needs are different, the duties of a Restorative Dental Technologist are comprehensive and varied. Although Restorative Dental Technologists seldom work directly with patients, except under the direction of a licensed dentist, they are valuable members of the oral healthcare team. They work directly with dentists by following the doctor's detailed written instructions and using impressions (molds) of the patient's teeth and oral soft tissues to create
- Full denture prostheses for patents who are missing all of their teeth.
- Removable partial denture prostheses or fixed dental bridges for patients who are missing only one or a few teeth.
- Orthodontic appliances and splints to help straighten and protect teeth
- Dental crowns, which are caps for teeth and are designed to restore their original size and shape
- Veneers of porcelain that enhance the aesthetics and function of natural teeth
We accept applications year round for admission for the fall semester.Find Out How to Apply