Dental Laboratory Technician

Career Focus Statement

Prepare for a professional career as a dental lab technician or for further education as an expanded-function dental assistant or dentist.

Program Goals & Description

  • Interact with dental professionals to develop the skills needed to use impressions, or molds to create crowns, bridges, dentures, and other dental appliances.
  • Use a variety of high-tech materials, such as ceramics, plastics and metal alloys for fixed restorations (crowns and bridges).
  • Learn to capture and recreate both the perfection and the imperfection of the patient’s teeth.

 Employment Opportunities

  • Commercial Dental Laboratories
  • Dental Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Dental Prosthetic Material Companies