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Dental Laboratory Technology

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: This program provides basic job skills training designed for employees of dental laboratories. The program concentrates on current acceptable techniques and their application. Specific studies deal with anatomy and physiology, dental materials, complete dentures, partial dentures, crown and bridge, and ceramics. Individuals involved in the field should consider this program as a means to advance their careers and develop their job skills.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Dental Laboratory Technology Career Studies Certificate (CSC) graduates have employment opportunities in commercial dental laboratories, private dental offices, hospital dental clinics, military base dental laboratories, and dental products manufacturers as technical researchers and technical sales representatives. In addition, dental laboratory technology graduates have the opportunity to own and operate commercial dental laboratory businesses.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: In addition to meeting the requirements for general college curricular admission, those interested in entering this program must be engaged in work in a dental laboratory. Courses in the program are offered on campus as well as via distance learning with in-person or proctor required. Students in the distance learning program must attend mandatory laboratory classes offered at the distance learning sites. Tests may be taken at an approved testing center as determined by the faculty member and the program head.

PROGRAM ACCREDITATION: The Dental Laboratory Technology CSC is not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Courses can be transferred into the Dental Laboratory Technology AAS degree (plan code 117), which is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION: Please see www.reynolds.edu/curriculum/Gainful%20Employment/GE_Info_221-117-02.aspx to access gainful employment disclosure information for this program.

CURRICULUM:

COURSE

TITLE

LEC. HRS.

LAB. HRS.

CRS. CRE.

DNL 110

Dental Laboratory Materials

2

3

3

DNL 140

Dental Anatomy, Physiology, and 
Principles of Occlusion

3

6

5

DNL 1301 
or 
DNL 135
1

or 
DNL 138
1 
or 
DNL 220
1

(choose two)

Introduction to Complete Dentures
or 
Introduction to Removable Partial Dentures

or
Introduction to Fixed Prosthodontics
or
Introduction to Dental Ceramics

6

18

12

DNL 240

Comprehensive Review in Dental Laboratory Technology

2

0

2

___ ___2

General Education Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

16

27

25

Total Minimum Credits for Career Studies Certificate in Dental Laboratory Technology 25

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1 Students in the Dental Laboratory Technology CSC are required to complete two of these dental technology specialty courses (12 credits). Selection requires approval of the program head.

2 A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design. Students may also take ENG 111.