Advanced Implant Dental Laboratory Technology


The instructional design for the Dental Advanced Fixed Laboratory I Technician consolidated course is group lockstep. The program provides advanced instruction for procedures accomplished in dental laboratories. Students receive advanced training on fabrication of a non-rigid connector, custom abutments, implant supported Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM) Fixed Dental Prosthesis (FDP), survey crown, and Computer-Aided Design (CAD). The program culminates in college credits that apply toward an associate degree.

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

 US Army

 US Navy
NEC: Dental Laboratory Technician, Advanced
Program Length: 144 hours
Iterations per year: 2

School Code 083

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The Dental Advanced Fixed Laboratory Technician program is a consolidated program 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 program.

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