LACC's Dental Prosthetic Technology program is one of only two California community college programs accredited without reporting requirements by the Commission of Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.
Using state-of-the-art equipment, experienced faculty, and hands-on instruction, our program prepares students for a successful career in dental technology. Classes cover basic and advanced techniques and technologies applied to the fabrication of dental prosthesis. Course instruction will also cover dental anatomy, materials, history, ethics, and lab management. Our curriculum is designed to ready students to pass the Recognized Graduate Exam.
LACC Dental Prosthetic Technology graduates placed 1st nationally in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,2016, 2017, 2018, 2020 among the schools participating in the Recognized Graduate (RG) portion of the Certified Dental Technologist (CDT) Exam given by the National Board for Certification in Dental Prosthetic Technology (RGCDT).
The LACCDT graduates Average Score is 80.56%, while National Average is 71.88%.
What is the RGCDT
The RGCDT is the first step in becoming a Certified Dental Technologist as granted by the National Board of Certification in Dental Laboratory Prosthetic Technology. The exam is a general knowledge exam encompassing all areas of dental technology. Graduates sit for the RGCDT upon completion of their 2 year Dental Prosthetic Technology Program.
Along with your education there are many additional opportunities for student members of the LACC Dental Prosthetic Technology family. Among them are:
Awards and Scholarships These are offered through various organizations such as:
- ADA - American Dental Association
- CDA - California Dental Association
- NADL - National Association of Dental Laboratories Foundation
Workshops / Seminars Dental Manufacturers often request permission to conduct seminars and workshops, resulting in essential benefits for the students. Student Participation is free and it gives students a chance to interact with potential employers and often gain employment opportunities.
Community Outreach Through a variety of outreach programs , students are able to interact with junior/senior high students and introduce them to the dental prosthetic technology profession.
Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure
Students are eligible to sit for the Recognized Graduate Certified Dental Technologist Exam administered by the National Board for Certification of Dental Technologists.
- Dental Prosthetic Technology Associate of Science (AS) Degree
- Dental Prosthetic Technology Certificate of Achievement
- Digital Prosthetic Dentistry Certificate of Achievement
- Dental Technology: Fixed Prosthodontics Certificate of Achievement
- Dental Technology: Removable Prosthodontics Certificate of Achievement
Arax S. Cohen, Department Chair
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2501
Lily Garcia, Department Secretary
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2500