The Dental Laboratory Technology program provides students with formal education and training that develops them into entry-level Dental Laboratory Technicians.
This is a consolidated program with three military services attending (Army, Navy, and Air Force). The program is designed to provide fundamental training in the fabrication of complete dentures, Removable Partial Dentures (RPD) and treatment appliances, crown and bridge, metal-ceramic restorations, and dental implants using both analog and digital dental technology processing methods.
Performance-based training is conducted for all aspects of training as this program deals in the fabrication of dental prostheses. Students manipulate dental materials, maintain dental equipment, and perform basic dental fixed and removable prostheses procedures.
The instructional design of this program 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.
As a dental laboratory technician you may be exposed to bloodborne infectious disease. Please click the following link to access associating policies: https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1910/1910.1030
The Dental Laboratory Technology Air Force track is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without
reporting requirements”. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: https://www.ada.org/en/coda