This program is designed to prepare students for employment as dental laboratory technicians whose major tasks include construction and repair of all types of dental prosthetic applications. Students are trained in the art of basic crown and bridge fabrication orthodontics. This program requires a total of 1,200 hours.
Dental Laboratory Technology Prospects
- As cosmetic prosthetics, such as veneers and crowns, become less expensive, there should be an increase in demand for these appliances. Accidents and poor oral health, which can cause damage and loss of teeth, will continue to create a need for dental laboratory technician services. Dental technician services will be in demand, as dentists work to improve the aesthetics and function of patients’ teeth.
- In Virginia, there are approximately 500 dental labs that seek for skilled professional.
- Most dental laboratory technicians work full time and the annual mean wages in Washington D.C. metropolitan area for dental laboratory technicians is from $39,720 to $53,610 in May 2013.
- Program Length: 60 weeks
- Total Hours: 1,200 hours