Advanced Porcelain Dental Laboratory Technology


The Advanced Porcelain Dental Laboratory Technology (APDLT) program is designed to train the student in the fabrication of advanced porcelain techniques utilizing digital dental technology. Students will navigate through the 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 program will expose students to porcelain restoration techniques to include intrinsic modifications, individualized characterization and shade matching using photo images. Advanced scan, design, and print procedures are emphasized throughout the course.

 US Air Force
AFSC: Fixed Prosthodontics II
Program Length: 208 hours
Iterations per year: 3

 US Army
MOS: Advanced Dental Laboratory Specialist
Program Length: 208 hours
Iterations per year: 3

 US Navy

School Code 083

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

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