Graduation Requirements (A Minimum of 60 Credits)

This Dental Laboratory Technology Degree program offers technical training and theory in the areas of Full and Partial Dentures and Crown & Bridge and Porcelain. The Dental Technologist is a highly skilled craftsman who designs and constructs the attachments and replacements for our natural teeth. The Dental Laboratory Technology Degree program includes a fifteen-credit-hour component of general education/liberal arts courses. Computer literacy must be demonstrated prior to graduation; otherwise, the student will be required to take a computer course. Florida National University awards an Associate of Science Degree upon graduation.

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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

COMMUNICATIONS (6 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • ENC 1101
    English Composition I **
    3
  • SPC 1040
    Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    3
HUMANITIES (3 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  •  
    3
BEHAVIORAL / SOCIAL SCIENCE (3 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  •  
    3
MATHEMATICS (3 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • MAC 1105
    College Algebra I **
    3
COMPUTERS (4 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CGS 1030
    Introduction to Information Technology
    4
  • SLS 1501
    College Study Skills
     

CORE REQUIREMENTS (60 CREDITS)

Courses
Credit Hours
  • DLT 101
    Introduction to Prosthodontic Techniques
    1
  • DLT 125
    Dental Anatomy I
    1
  • DLT 130
    Full Dentures Materials**
    1
  • DLT 111
    Introduction to Full Dentures**
    1
  • DLT 112
    Full Dentures Clinic**
    6
  • DLT 140
    Full Dentures Clinic Second Part**
    2
  • DLT 145
    Special Prosthesis**
    3
  • DLT 115
    Introduction to Partial Dentures**
    1
  • DLT 117
    Partial Dentures Materials**
    1
  • DLT 150
    Partial Dentures Design and Survey**
    5
  • DLT 120
    Partial Dentures Clinic**
    6
  • DLT 155
    Partial Dentures Clinic**
    2
  • DLT 225
    Dental Anatomy II**
    1
  • DLT 230
    PKT Waxing and Carving System**
    4
  • DLT 205
    Introduction to Crown and Bridge
    1
  • DLT 235
    Crown and Bridge Materials**
    1
  • DLT 240
    Construction and Design of Working Casts and Dies**
    2
  • DLT 245
    Introduction to Marginal Design**
    1
  • DLT 250
    Crown and Bridge Clinic**
    5
  • DLT 215
    Introduction to Porcelain**
    1
  • DLT 255
    Porcelain Crown & Bridge Materials**
    2
  • DLT 217
    Vacuum Porcelain Procedures**
    1
  • DLT 218
    Full Porcelain Crown and Bridge Clinic
    7
  • DLT 260
    Glazing, Staining, and Characterization Techniques
    2
  • DLT 265
    Special C/B and Porcelain Prosthesis**
    2

Dental lab technicians design, create, and repair dental prosthetics, such as crowns, bridges, veneers, and dentures. As a dental lab technician, you may fabricate custom mouthguards and night guards for patients. You will use advanced tools and equipment, including wax presses, ovens, polishing machines, and milling machines, as well as materials such as acrylic, porcelain, and metal alloys.

As a dental lab technician, you may also take impressions of teeth, creating prosthetics and appliances, as well as fabricate dental devices to take impressions of teeth using alginate or silicone putty. You will shape and contour the material to match the patient’s tooth structure, and then cast the device in metal or other materials. Some finishing techniques include polishing and glazing.

You will learn these dental lab skills during the Dental Laboratory Technology Degree program at Florida National University.

THIS PROGRAM IS NOT DESIGNED FOR TRANSFER TO A SENIOR INSTITUTION.

Dental Technician students are required to wear a Laboratory jacket. Students must furnish their own Laboratory jackets and dental supplies

CLASSES ARE OFFERED SIMULTANEOUSLY IN ENGLISH AND IN SPANISH

*General Education Component (see page 219)

**This course has prerequisites; check course descriptions.