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Welcome to the LACC Dental Technology Department

The Dental Technology Program at Los Angeles City College was founded in 1965 and received full accreditation from American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) in 1967. The program maintains its full accreditation to present, remaining as one of the 17 accredited programs in the country and one of the two in California.

Facilities

Dental Technology is the intersection of science, technology and art,
adhering together
to create beautiful smiles.
The Dental Technology Department operates under well-equipped and highly specialized facilities, where instructors are able to demonstrate, instruct, and train students in basic and advanced dental technologies.

Instruction in Digital Dentistry, the computerized design (CAD) and fabrication (CAM) of the dental prosthesis and implant prosthodontics, is a highlight of the program.

Students

The total number of students enrolled in LACC dental technology courses annually fluctuates between 150-200.

Each spring, a cohort of 18-20 students is admitted into the program. The students who apply for admission to the Dental Technology Program are multicultural, multi-ethnic, multi-linguistic and of varying ages and academic backgrounds.

The program offers a learning atmosphere of support, guidance, and immediate feedback to maximize the student’s potential to succeed in the industry. The learning process is cumulative, experimental, uses current instructional theories and resources, and involves active student-instructor participation.

Accreditation

The Los Angeles City College Program in Dental Laboratory Technology is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements."  The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL  60611.

Mission Statement

The mission of the LACC Dental Technology program is to continuously improve the student learning process and student performance, in alignment with the ADA/CODA accreditation standards and to the level of the dental profession industry expectations and demands.

 Contact Us

Arax S. Cohen
Department Chair
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2501
cohenas@lacitycollege.edu

Department Secretary
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2500

 

 

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