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What is Dental Technology to me?

Minhoon, Dental Technology | Originally Published: 3/20/2019

This is my personal story about Dental Technology!

What is Dental Technology? 

Dental Technology incorporates the design, fabrication, and production of restorative dental prosthesis, by using Art, Science, and Technology.

What is dental technology to me and what grabbed me into this program?

When I was in high school, I just wanted to make a lot of money. It sounds funny but I did not know what I wanted to do; I dreamt about being rich. 

So I searched for an occupation that could fulfill my dream and I found out about dentistry. When you first think about dentistry, most people initially think about dentists. How did I begin my studies in the Dental Technology program at LACC? I wanted to try and see if I would like Dentistry and if I did, I could transfer to UCLA or USC program.

I did not have any knowledge of the Dental world and being an international student was a big challenge for me, as English is not my first language. Nothing was easy at first.

However, Dental Technology really grew on me. This program has hands on laboratory work which is extremely fun. I always enjoyed drawing and crafting, which attracted me to this program even more.

The other thing about Dental Technology is that we are using Dental terminology and language here. We have a lot of diversity; different cultures and languages are present in our program. I fell in love with how we respect each other and move forward together by communicating in dental terms. Even if I am not fluent in English, I can understand the Dental terms because it is universal.

As a Senior student in the program, Dental Technology is a light that will brighten my future. I have learned many skills and applied them to different cases and appliances that will find me a job and open doors for many different employment opportunities. I like how this field requires practical and artistic aptitude, which suites my personality!

I always dreamed about having a job that suites me and my personality. I am very excited to help dentists and patients with my talent and abilities.

Do you like art, science, and are interested in dentistry? Dental Technology is a great choice for you!

 

About The Author

Minhoon is originally from South Korea and is majoring in Dental Technology at LACC. He likes to listen to music, draw, and watch movies during his free time. His favorite part of Dental Technology is that he gets to make appliances that will change someone's weakness in oral cavity to an advantage.

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