Advanced Implant Dental Laboratory Technology


The Advanced Implant Dental Laboratory Technology course is designed to train the student in the fabrication of complex implants utilizing digital dental technology. Students will be exposed to advanced treatment planning software and navigate through a digital workflow that offers the best advanced restoration solutions with greater accuracy and efficiency. This course will begin with implant placement planning, including surgical appliance fabrication, and will culminate in the completion of an implant-supported fixed dental prosthesis.

 US Air Force
AFSC: Fixed Prosthodontics I
Course Length: 144 hours
Iterations per year: 3

 US Army

 US Navy

School Code 083

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The Dental Advanced Fixed Laboratory Technician course is a consolidated course with two military services that is designed to provide advanced formal education and training in the dental laboratory sciences.

It provides students with advanced instruction for procedures accomplished in dental laboratories, with an emphasis on path of insertion, functional requirements and design principles.

Students are trained in the advanced disciplines of: fabrication of non-ridged connectors, custom abutments, survey crowns, implant-supported porcelain fused to metal restoration, and Computer-Aided Design (CAD). Performance-based training is conducted for all aspects of training as this program deals in the fabrication of fixed dental prostheses. Students mix dental materials, maintain dental equipment, and perform advanced dental restoration creation procedures.

The instructional design of this program’s courses is group-lock step. Methods of instruction include, but are not limited to: lecture, demonstration, online materials, simulations, laboratory practice, and practical exercises. Quality control and safety techniques are emphasized throughout the course.

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Graduates from this course receive college credits from the Community College of the Air Force.

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