May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Dental Lab Technology

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The Dental Laboratory Technology Fixed Restorative, Ceramic and Denture Technique Certificate Program is offered for students who desire to enter employment directly after completion of this four semester program.

Possible Employment Responsibilities: Construct and assemble false teeth in a dental lab technology laboratory designed to construct crowns, bridges, dentures, partial plates and other prosthetic devices from prescriptions ordered by a dentist.

Possible Employment Positions: Dental Laboratory Technician in dental laboratories constructing a variety of crowns, bridges and dentures.

Possible Employment Locations: Dental laboratory operations in private business and government agencies.

Prerequisites: Demonstration of aptitude and ability through manual dexterity tests given by the department.

Co-requisites: MATH 0201 ESOL 0211 ESOL 0219 . Students must complete Math, English, and DLBT courses with a grade of “C” or better to receive the DLT certificate.

Program Duration: Four or five semesters. Additional Prerequisite course(s) may be required depending on students’ prior training/education.

If a student has been absent from SWCD for more than one year, the student is required to re-enter the Dental Laboratory Technology program and participate in all the hands-on skills courses.

Students enrolled in all Dental Lab Technology classes and laboratories must pass each DLBT class and lab with a “C” or better before enrolling in the next DLBT class and laboratory.



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