My name is Minhoon Park and I was accepted in the Dental Prosthetic Technology program in spring 2018. I began the program without any dental knowledge. I was still figuring out what I wanted to do as a career, but I was interested in Dentistry since childhood. So I decided to pursue Dental Prosthetic Technology.
Dental Prosthetic Technology is a blend of art, science, and technology, which suits well my interests and personality. Most of the work in this program is hands-on, which I really like.
The greatest advantage that I observed in the LACC Dental Prosthetic Technology program is that we get to study all the Dental Prosthetic specialties: crown and bridge, ceramics, dentures, partial dentures, orthodontics, implants and digital dentistry (CAD/CAM) instructions. Therefore, the students have the opportunity to choose the specialty that suits them most.
Also, the program provides internship and externship opportunities. On campus, senior students could become mentors to help the first year students and out of campus externship opportunities in the dental laboratories or dental offices with in-house laboratories, which help the students to apply what learned in the classroom and gain experience in the specialty of choice. Personally, I learned a lot from helping the first year students as an intern. Not only I am helping them, but I also get to refresh my knowledge and learn things that I have missed.
LACC Dental Prosthetic Technology Program provides us with a lot of opportunities. Many graduate’ students were hired while interning in the dental laboratory or upon graduation. We were invited to many Dental Seminars and events. All the professors are very passionate about teaching and motivate the students.
I love how I can work and do what I like, while I am learning to become a successful Dental Technologist.