AST Dental Laboratory Technology

1,552 hours; 4 terms, 16 months
Maximum class size: 15
 
The Associate in Specialized Technology Dental Laboratory Technology program provides instruction in removable prosthodontics and fixed restorative techniques. Students develop skills in various specialties within the dental laboratory industry. Related and elective courses enable the student to round out professional growth and development.

General Entrance Requirements

High school diploma, GED certificate or a high school transcript indicating graduation is required prior to admission. Student abilities should include reading comprehension, eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity.

Instructional Equipment

Instructional equipment includes, but is not limited to, Bunsen burners, dental lathes, casting machines, vacuum forming machines, electric furnaces, electric soldering machines, sand blasters, duplicating machines, dental milling machine, 3D scanner, prostheses design software and pneumatic presses.

Employment Opportunities

This field offers a continuing demand for skilled entry-level technicians in commercial dental laboratories, private dental offices, clinics and self-employment. Government dental clinics, such as the Veterans Administration, also employ dental technicians.

Term I

Course Code
Course Description
Credits
DL-1
Introduction to Dental Laboratory Technology
4
DL-2
Introduction to Full Denture Construction
4
DL-3
Advanced Full Denture Construction
5
RS-09
Personal Success Skills
2
Term Total: 15      

Term II

Course Code
Course Description
Credits
DL-4
Acrylic Partial Denture Construction
5
DL-5
Cast Chrome Frameworks
5
DL-6
Crown and Bridge
5
RS-01
Business Communications
3
Term Total: 18    

Term III

Course Code
Course Description
Credits
DL-7
Advanced Crown and Bridge
5
DL-8
Ceramics
5
RS-07
Psychology
2
BE-21
Recordkeeping I
3
Term Total: 15     

Term IV

Course Code
Course Description
Credits
DL-9
Special Prosthesis
5
BE-11
Principles of Business
3
MA-90
Foundation of Mathematics
3
BE-52
Interpersonal Skills & Customer Service
2
Term Total: 13     
Program Total: 61     
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