Dental Laboratory Technology program provides for a flexible career which offers several opportunities for advancement. After completing the program, students can be experienced and skilled technicians who own their own laboratories or become department heads where they have supervisory responsibilities.
Dental laboratory technicians are valuable members of the dental health care team. This 99-credit program consists of basic morphology to advanced hands-on skills and techniques in designing and constructing dental replacements such as crowns, bridges, ceramics, and denture appliances. Students also acquire skills (modeling, wax-up, build-up, creative design, fitting and finishing) that are essential in dentistry.
- 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.
- Most dental laboratory technicians work full time and the annual mean wages in Washington D.C. metropolitan area for dental laboratory technicians is between $41,990 to $63,480 in May 2017.
- In Virginia, there are approximately 500 dental labs that seek skilled professionals.
Program Length: 70 weeks (Maximum Time Frame: 105 weeks)
Total Credits: 99 credits (Major – 71 credits & General Education – 28 credits)
|DLT102||Dental Morphology Lab||6|
|DLT151||Crowns and Bridges I||6|
|DLT152||Crowns and Bridges Lab I||6|
|DLT153||Crowns and Bridges II||6|
|DLT154||Crowns and Bridges Lab II||6|
|DLT201||Dental Ceramics I||6|
|DLT202||Dental Ceramics Lab I||6|
|DLT203||Dental Ceramics II||2|
|DLT204||Dental Ceramics Lab II||6|
|DLT252||Complete Denture Lab||6|
|Electives (choose 2 courses out of below three)|
|DLT254||Partial Denture Lab||5|
|DLT270||Career Development I||5|
|DLT271||Career Development II||5|
|BPS102||Business and Professional Speech||4|
|SPN101||Introduction to Spanish I||4|
|SPN102||Introduction to Spanish II||4|
|BIO102||Introduction to Biology||4|
|CPS101||Introduction to Computer Science||4|
|PSY101||Introduction to Psychology||4|
|SOC101||Introduction to Sociology||4|
|SOC201||Society and Human Behavior||4|
|Required 7 courses||28|
|(Select from at least one of each section)|
Dr. Han Il Kim
Instructor, Dental Laboratory Technology
• Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Chosun University, Korea
• M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Yonsei University, Korea
• B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Myoungji University, Korea
• A.A.S. in Dental Laboratory Technology, Korea University, Korea
|Dr. Kim is a licensed Dental Laboratory Technician, who also holds professional certifications in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. He is a highly knowledgeable instructor in the Dental Lab Technician field with over 10 years of higher education teaching experience. He has been building a wonderful reputation at Columbia College of his student-centered teaching style, lab-based course activities, and passion for the program and its students.|