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Dental Prosthetic Technology

Current Course Syllabus

Spring 2021

DENTAL PROSTHETIC TECHNOLOGY 100 Introduction to the Dental Laboratory

Students learn an introduction to the modern dental laboratory. Working with gypsum products, as well as model and die production are stressed.

DENTAL PROSTHETIC TECHNOLOGY 101 Elements of Dental Technology

Orientation to the field of dental laboratory technology, including ethics, jurisprudence, history, and categories of training and employment.

DENTAL PROSTHETIC TECHNOLOGY 102 Dental Anatomy and Terminology

The students learn about dental terminology, oral cavity including morphology and function of the primary and secondary human dentition, occlusion concepts and anatomical landmarks. Additionally, the students learn the significance of: skull osteology, myology and tooth supporting structures, histology.

DENTAL PROSTHETIC TECHNOLOGY 106 Dental Materials

Students learn by lecture, demonstration and experiment the physical properties of dental materials including, composition and uses of dental materials.

DENTAL PROSTHETIC TECHNOLOGY 112 Removable Prosthodontics III

The student will learn removable partial denture construction, both analog and digital, from start to finish. The course will consist of two sections, framework production and replacement teeth addition to the framework. The first section will consist of the: use of the dental surveyor; design of the partial denture framework; waxing; casting Cobalt-Chromium alloy; finishing and polishing the framework. The second section will consist of replacement tooth set-up; wax-up; processing; equilibration; finish and polish.

DENTAL PROSTHETIC TECHNOLOGY 203 Ceramic Restorations

The student learns about dental ceramic restorations, including: materials proprieties and manipulation, tooth morphologic design, feldsphatic materials sintering, contouring staining, glazing, polishing, as well as science of color and esthetic design.

DENTAL PROSTHETIC TECHNOLOGY 206 Fixed Prosthodontics III

This is an advanced course in the Fixed Prosthodontics specialty. The students will learn about the science of materials, gnathological concepts, prosthetic framework design techniques, and technologies applied in the restorative prosthodontics procedures in alignment with clinical acceptable standards.

A repaired smile, before and after. The photo is an actual case made by an LACC Dental Technology graduate.
Dental Prosthetic Technology

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