Advanced Porcelain Dental Laboratory Technology


The Advanced Porcelain Dental Laboratory Technology Course is designed to train the student in the fabrication of advanced porcelain techniques utilizing digital dental technology. Students will navigate through course by using a systematic approach which covers a wide spectrum of indications and functions utilizing the latest software applications that allow for optimal digital workflows. The laboratory practical experience will integrate full contouring, porcelain layering, and porcelain pressing techniques. This course will expose students to porcelain restoration techniques to include intrinsic modifications, individualized characterization and shade matching using photo images.

 US Air Force
AFSC: Advanced Porcelain
Course Length: 208 hours
Iterations per year: 3

 US Army
MOS: Advanced Dental Laboratory Specialty
Course Length: 208 hours
Iterations per year: 1 of 3

 US Navy

School Code 083

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

Students are trained in the advanced disciplines of: fabrication of Complex Metal and All-Ceramic Fixed Dental Prostheses (FDPs) utilizing the Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) system, Press on Metal (POM) FDP and pressable veneers.

Students mix dental materials, maintain dental equipment, and perform advanced dental prosthesis creation procedures with emphasis on characterization and staining options. Performance-based training is conducted for all aspects of training as this course deals in the fabrication of dental appliances.

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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