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Bachelor of Dental Laboratory Technology

 

A dental laboratory technology student in RCDP learns all the technical skills necessary to work with molds, metals, and other materials to create customized fixtures for the perfect fit. Students learn how to make and repair orthodontic appliances, crowns and bridges, complete dentures, partial dentures, and other dental appliances.


They also learn how to fill orders from dentists for a variety of dental appliances. They are trained how to use the dentists' detailed written directions and molds of the patient's teeth or oral soft tissues and therefrom, how to make the following items:
  • Full dentures for patients who are missing all of their teeth
  • Removable partial dentures or fixed bridges for those who are missing only one or a few teeth
  • Crowns, which cover the tooth and are designed to restore its original size and shape
  • Veneers, which are bonded to the tooth surface to improve the appearance of discolored, worn, chipped or misaligned teeth
  • Orthodontic appliances and splints used to help straighten and protect teeth
They learn how to craft these dental devices using a broad range of materials like waxes, plastics, precious and non-precious alloys, stainless steel, porcelain and polymer glass combinations to create tooth replacements that are realistic and aesthetically pleasing, as well as functional. They are trained how to work with sophisticated equipment and shape the materials with small hand-held instruments as well as grinding and polishing equipment.


They learn how to work in commercial dental laboratories. They are also trained to work in the following settings:
  • Private Dental Offices
  • Hospitals,
  • Dental Schools
  • Dental Manufacturers and Suppliers
  • Private Practice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calendar
Nov
23
11.23.2017
Department Meetings
Nov
23
11.23.2017
General Meeting
Nov
23
11.23.2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
60th Quality Assurance Symposium
Nov
24
11.24.2017 - 11.25.2017
Statistical Programming and Data Management
Nov
26
11.26.2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Multidisciplinary Seminar
Nov
30
11.30.2017
SJOS Editorial Board Meeting
Dec
2
12.02.2017
5th Smile, Design and Veneers
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