Dental Laboratory Technology

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Mission

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.

Overview

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.

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.

•  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 Facts

Program Length: 70 weeks (Maximum Time Frame: 105 weeks)
Total Credits: 99 credits (Major – 71 credits & General Education – 28 credits)

Course List

Number Course Credits
Core requirements

DLT101

 

Dental Morphology

 

6

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
DLT251 Complete Denture 2
DLT252 Complete Denture Lab 6
DLT253 Partial Denture 2
  Electives (choose 2 courses out of below three)  
DLT254 Partial Denture Lab 5
DLT270 Career Development I 5
DLT271 Career Development II 5

General Education Requirements

Number Course                                                             Credits
BPS102……… Business and Professional Speech………………… 4
ENG101……… English Composition………………………………. 4
HIST203…….. U.S. History………..………………………………. 4
SPN101………. Introduction to Spanish I…………………………… 4
SPN102………. Introduction to Spanish II…………………………. 4
BIO102………. Introduction to Biology……………………………. 4
CPS101………. Introduction to Computer Science .………………. 4
MAT101…….. Algebra…………………………………………….. 4
MAT201…….. Pre-Calculus……………………………………….. 4
CRT101……… Critical Thinking…………………………………… 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)

Instructors

Dr. Han Il Kim

Instructor, Dental Laboratory Technology

•  Instructor, Director of Dental Lab 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.

 

 

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