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.


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 appliances. Students are trained in the art of basic crown and bridge fabrication orthodontics. This program requires a total of 1,200 hours.

  • 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: 60 weeks (Maximum Time Frame: 90 weeks)
Total Hours: 1,200 Hours


Number Course Hours
DLTC101 Dental Morphology 60
DLTC102 Dental Morphology Lab 140
DLTC151 Crowns and Bridges I 60
DLTC152 Crowns and Bridges Lab I 140
DLTC153 Crowns and Bridges II 60
DLTC154 Crowns and Bridges Lab II 140
DLTC201 Dental Ceramics I 60
DLTC202 Dental Ceramics Lab I 140
Electives (choose 2 out of DLTC203/204, DLTC251/252, and DLTC253/254)
DLTC203 Dental Ceramics II 40
DLTC204 Dental Ceramics Lab II 160
DLTC251 Complete Denture 40
DLTC252 Complete Denture Lab 160
DLTC253 Partial Denture 40
DLTC254 Partial Denture Lab 160
DLTC270 Career Development 160


  • Seo, Justine Junbum : A.A.S., Dental Lab Technology, Columbia College, VA, 2015

Job-Outlook Section

Median Salary: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes519081.htm

Career of Dental Laboratory Technician : https://www.ada.org/en/education-careers/careers-in-dentistry/dental-team-careers/dental-laboratory-technology