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LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE | 08-09 CATALOG [REV. 11/08]

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY

Chair: Dana Cohen

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2502 •

Bung. 7D & 7Chttp://dental.lacitycollege.edu

 

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 PROGRAMS OFFERED

 

Associate of Science:

Dental Technology
 

Certificate:

Dental Technology
 

Dental Technology (often referred to as Dental Laboratory Technology) isa career in the design and manufacturing of dental prosthetic devices(dentures, partial dentures, crowns and bridges) and orthodontic devices(both passive and active retainers). Dental Technicians and technologistsusually work in a commercial dental laboratory which is separate from thedental practice. Salary is based upon knowledge level, experience andspeed of manufacture among other aspects. Dental technicians receivedental impressions and prescriptions (work authorizations) from the dentist,apply their expertise and return the prescribed appliance to the dentist forplacement in the patient’s mouth.

 

 DEGREE PROGRAMS 


DENTAL TECHNOLOGY

Associate of Science Degree

Career Program

This curriculum is specifically designed to provide students with theskills, knowledge and background necessary to become a dental tech-nician in either a commercial dental laboratory or dental office labora-tory. Good eye/hand coordination, communication skills and the abilityto follow directions are requisites for successful entrance into this pro-gram. Students selected for each new group are admitted into the pro-gram based upon their successful completion of DT 100 course; theirdexterity exam score administered during the DT 100 course; evaluationof the student’s level of commitment and determination and the ability tofollow directions. All candidates for the Dental Technology programmust have a high school diploma or G.E.D. Courses in the Dental Technology curriculum are designed to be takenin sequence. Successful completion of each Dental Technology coursein a particular sequence with at a grade of “C” or better is requiredbefore the student may progress into the next level of courses in thesequence. All courses listed are required for the Associate of Sciencedegree with a major in Dental Technology. Students who successfullycomplete all the Dental Technology courses will be eligible to sit for the Recognized Graduate Certified Dental Technician Exam given by theNational Board for Certification of Dental Technicians.Note: Math 112 Pre-Algebra or higher must be taken before completion ofthe Dental Technology Program.

 

PREREQUISITE COURSE                            UNIT

Dental Technology 100...........................................................................2

(See Graduation Requirements “Plan B”)............................................3

COURSES                                        UNITS

First Semester

Dental Technology 101............................................................................2

Dental Technology 102............................................................................3

Dental Technology 103............................................................................5

Dental Technology 109............................................................................4

(See Graduation Requirements “Plan B”)........................................... .3

Intersession

Dental Technology 106............................................................................3

Second Semester

Dental Technology 105............................................................................2

Dental Technology 108............................................................................3

Dental Technology 111.............................................................................5

Dental Technology 112.............................................................................3

(See Graduation Requirements “Plan B”)..............................................3

Intersession

Dental Technology 203............................................................................2

Third Semester

Dental Technology 204............................................................................3

Dental Technology 205 or 206.............................................................10

(See Graduation Requirements “Plan B”)............................................3

Intersession

Dental Technology 203...........................................................................2

Fourth Semester

Dental Technology 207 or 208.............................................................10

Dental Technology 202..........................................................................2

(See Graduation Requirements “Plan B”)..........................................3

Total Units.............................................................................................77

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan B for the AA/ASDegree is required.PLAN B: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the collegecatalog "Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-yearcollege.3 UnitsEnglish Composition3 UnitsCommunication/Analytical Thinking3 UnitsNatural Sciences3 UnitsHumanities3 UnitsSocial/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)3-4 UnitsHealth/Physical Education3-5 UnitsMath Competency

 

 CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS 

 

Dental Technology

Certificate

This curriculum is specifically designed to provide students with the skills,knowledge and background necessary to become a dental technician ineither a commercial dental laboratory or dental office laboratory. Goodeye/hand coordination, communication skills and the ability to followdirections are requisites for successful entrance into this program. Studentsselected for each new group are admitted into the program based upontheir successful completion of DT 100 course; their dexterity exam scoreadministered during the DT 100 course; evaluation of the student’s level ofcommitment and determination and the ability to follow directions. Allcandidates for the Dental Technology Program must have a high schooldiploma or G.E.D. Courses in the Dental Technology curriculum are designed to be taken insequence. Successful completion of each Dental Technology course in aparticular sequence with at a grade of “C” or better is required before thestudent may progress into the next level of courses in the sequence. Allcourses listed are required for the Associate of Science degree with a majorin Dental Technology. Students who successfully complete all the DentalTechnology courses will be eligible to sit for the Recognized GraduateCertified Dental Technician Exam given by the National Board forCertification of Dental Technicians.A certificate in Dental Technology will be issued by the Dental TechnologyDepartment upon successful completion of all Dental Technology courses.Courses in the Dental Technology Certificate program are the following:Note: Math 112 Pre-Algebra or higher must be taken before completion ofthe Dental Technology Program.

PREREQUISITE COURSE                            UNITS

Dental Technology 100............................................................................2

 

COURSES                                        UNITS

First Semester

Dental Technology 101............................................................................2

Dental Technology 102............................................................................3

Dental Technology 103............................................................................5

Dental Technology 109............................................................................4

Intersession

Dental Technology 106............................................................................3

 

Second Semester

Dental Technology 105............................................................................2

Dental Technology 108............................................................................3

Dental Technology 111.............................................................................5

Dental Technology 112.............................................................................3

Intersession

Dental Technology 203............................................................................2

 

Third Semester

Dental Technology 204............................................................................3

Dental Technology 205 OR 206.............................................................10

 

Fourth Semester

Dental Technology 207 or 208...............................................................10

Dental Technology 202............................................................................2

Total Units.............................................................................................58

MASTER CERAMIST

Certificate

The Master Ceramist Program offered by LACC at UCLA dental school is aunique program that trains dental technicians in the art and science ofesthetic dental restorations. Successful completion of the DentalTechnology Associate or Certificate Program is the prerequisite for selectioninto the UCLA Master Ceramist Program. The Master Ceramist Programrequires the candidate to take a prerequisite course DT 300. The selectionof each group is based upon the student’s progress during this course andan oral interview conducted by the course instructor and the director of theUCLA program. The Program consists of courses in the arts and sciencesof esthetic dental restorations.A certificate will be issued by UCLA Center for Esthetic Dental Design uponcompletion of the following courses:
 

PREREQUISITE COURSE                                                         Units

DT 300...............................................................................................0.5

First Semester

DT 301...............................................................................................3.5

DT 302...............................................................................................1

DT 303...............................................................................................4

DT 304...............................................................................................4

DT 305...............................................................................................4

Intersession

DT 306................................................................................................3

DT 307................................................................................................2

Second Semester

DT 309................................................................................................14

DT 310................................................................................................11

Intersession

DT 308................................................................................................4

Third Semester

DT 301...............................................................................................3.5

DT 302...............................................................................................1

DT 303...............................................................................................4

DT 304...............................................................................................4

DT 305...............................................................................................4

Intersession

DT 306................................................................................................3

DT 307................................................................................................2

Fourth Semester

DT 309................................................................................................14

DT 310................................................................................................11

Intersession

DT 308................................................................................................4

All courses are repeated in the second year.

ADVANCED PROSTHODONTIC, IMPLANT AND

MAXILLOFACIAL

Certificate

The Advanced Prosthodontic, Implant and Maxillofacial Program is a uniqueprogram that trains dental technicians in the art and science of AdvancedProsthodontic Devices, Dental Implant Technology and the delicate art ofmaking prosthetic replacements for the human face and head. Successfulcompletion of the Dental Technology Associate or Certificate Program isthe prerequisite for selection into the Advanced Prosthodontic, Implant andMaxillofacial Program. The Advanced Prosthodontic, Implant andMaxillofacial Program, requires that the candidate spend a week shadowinga current student followed by an oral interview conducted by the UCLAprogram director and faculty. The program consists of the art science andtechnology of implant restorations, full mouth reconstructions andreplacement parts of the human face

.A certificate will be issued by UCLA Advanced Prosthodontic Departmentupon completion of the following courses:

Intersession                                                                                     Units

DT 401...............................................................................................5

First Semester

DT 402..............................................................................................14

Intersession

DT 403................................................................................................5

Second Semester

DT 404.............................................................................................14

 

The Advanced Prosthodontic Program may offer the student theopportunity to complete another year of training in even moreadvanced techniques. In this case the students repeats the abovesequence a second time.

 

 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

 

NOTE: Not every class is offered each semester. Refer to the current classschedule for current class offerings.PREREQUISITES: Specified prerequisites must be completed with a satis-factory grade or equivalent.

All courses are open enrollment for men and women.

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 100

Introduction to the Dental Laboratory

2 UNITS - (A)

Lecture 1 hour. Lab 2 hours

.Open to all college students.

An Introduction to the modern dental laboratory. Working with gypsum prod-ucts as well as model and die production are stressed.

 

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 101

Elements of Dental Technology

2 UNITS - (A)

Open to all college students.

Advisory: English 21 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours.

Orientation to the field of dental laboratory technology, including ethics, ju-risprudence, history, and categories of training and employment.

 

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 102

Dental Anatomy and Terminology

3 UNITS -  (A)

Open to all college students.

Advisory: English 21 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours.

Study of the oral cavity, including anatomy, histology, osteology, myology, form and function. 

 

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 103

Complete Denture Prosthetics I 

2 UNITS -  (A)

Prerequisite: Dental Technology 100 (formerly 99C) with a satisfactory grade.

Advisory:  English 21 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour. Lab 3 hours.

The art and science of creating natural looking complete dentures. this course will include: anatomy, concepts of natural smile, selecting teeth, setting denture teeth, waxing to duplicate natural tissue, processing, finishing, and polishing dentures.

 

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 105

Complete Denture Prosthetics III

2 UNITS -  (A)

Prerequisite:  Dental Technology 104 with a satisfactory grade.

Lecture 1 hour. Lab 3 hours.

Beginning techniques and skills of complete denture in balanced occlusion. 

 

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 106

Dental Materials

3 UNITS -  (A)

Prerequisite:  Dental Technology 100 (formerly 99C) with a satisfactory grade.

Advisory:  English 21 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours. Lab 2 hours.

Study of the physical properties, composition, and uses of dental materials by lecture and demonstration. Covers basic physics, math, and chemistry as related to the dental lab profession. 

 

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 108

Gnathological Concepts

3 UNITS -  (A)

Lecture 2 hours. Lab 2 hours.

A study of advanced occlusion concepts. Organic waxing of occlusal surfaces will be accomplished on fully adjustable articulators; mandibular tooth carvings will also be completed.

 

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 109

Fixed Prosthetics I 

4 UNITS -  (A)

Prerequisite: Dental Technology 100 (formerly 99C) with a satisfactory grade.

Advisory: English 21 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hour. Lab 6 hours.

Waxing anterior and posterior single units by using PTC techniques andmethodology based on student learning outcomes. Learning and understadingconcepts such as: tooth contour alignment, functional and morphologicalocclusion. Applied techiques in spruing, investing and metal finish and pol-ish are part of the course outline.

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 111

Fixed Prosthetics III

5 UNITS -  (A)

Prerequisite: Dental Technology 109 with a satisfactory grade.

Lecture 2 hours.

Lab 5 hours.

Waxing single and multiple units by using PTC techniques and methodologybased on student learning outcomes. Learning and understanding conceptssuch as: tooth contour alignment, functional and morphological occlusion.Applied techiques in spruing, investing and casting including soldering,arepart of the course outline.

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 112

Removable Partial Denture Prosthetics I 

2 UNITS -  (A)

Prerequisite:  Dental Technology 103 with a satisfactory grade.

Lecture 1 hour. Lab 3 hours.

An introduction to the study of removable partial denture construction, use of the dental surveyor, design of the partial, waxing and casting techniques.

 

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 202

Laboratory Internship

2 UNITS -  (A)

Co-requisite: Dental Technology 207 or 208 with a satisfactory grade.

Lab 6 hours.

Opportunity to observe and work with a skilled dental technician in a dentaloffice, clinic or dental laboratory. Opportunity to apply the knowledge andskills learned in the classroom in a dental office, clinic or dental laboratoryfor a minimum of 6 hours per week

 

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 203

Metal Ceramic Restorations

2 UNITS -  (A)

Prerequisite: Dental Technology 206 with a satisfactory grade

.Lecture 1 hour. Lab 3 hours.

A course in metal ceramic restorations, including proprieties, design, ma-nipulation, firing, staining, glazing, polishing, science of color and esthet-ics; single units and soldered splint porcelain fused to metal.

 

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 204

Orthodontics

3 UNITS -  (A)

Prerequisite: Dental Technology 112 with a satisfactory grade.

Lecture 2 hours. Lab 2 hours.

This course goes into the construction and repair of orthodontic and pedodontic appliances.  Emphasis will be placed on pouring and trimming orthognathic study casts, wire bending techniques, soldering and welding techniques, and fabrication of various types of orthodontic appliances. 

 

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 205

Advanced Removable Partial Dentures

10 UNITS

Prerequisite:  Dental Technology 112.

This course is the first course for Removable Prosthetic Specialists in Dental Technology Program.  This course incorporates advanced removable partial denture design, and manufacturing techniques.

 

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 206

Advanced Fixed Prosthetics

10 UNITS

Prerequisite: Dental Technology 111 and Dental Technology 108This course is the first course for Fixed Prosthetic Specialists in the DentalTechnology Program. This course incorporates advanced fixed partial den-ture design, and manufacturing techniques.

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 207

Advanced Complete Dentures

10 UNITS -  (A) (RPT 1)

Prerequisite: Dental Technology 105 with a satisfactory grade.This course is the second course for Removable Prosthetic Specialists inthe Dental Technology Program. This course incorporates advanced re-movable partial denture design and manufacturing techniques

 

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 208

Advanced Ceramic Restorations

10 UNITS -  (A) (RPT 1)

Prerequisite: Dental Technology 206 with a satisfactory grade.This course is the second course for Fixed Prosthetic Specialists in theDental Technology Program. This course incorporates advanced CeramicRestoration design and manufacturing techniques.

 

Dental Technology

UCLA courses

MASTER CERAMIST PROGRAM

 

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 300 

Introduction to Esthetic Dentistry

0.5 UNITS - (A)

An introduction to using the right side of the brain in order to analyze andexecute the waxing of both anterior and posterior teeth. Successful comple-tion of this course allows entry into the Esthetic Dental Design Program.

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 301 

Macro and Micro Esthetics 

3.5 UNITS - (A)

This course will cover the inter-tooth components of an esthetic smile and the intra-tooth component of an individual tooth.

 

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 302 

Esthetic Dental Photography 

1 UNITS - (A)

A student will learn to master the art and science of dental photography for analysis and communication.

 

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 303 

Skeleton build-up for Porcelain Fused to Metal 

4 UNITS - (A)

This course will focus on the design and fabrication of Composite Metalsingle and multiple unit substructures and the skeleton build-up technique inporcelain to complete these dental esthetic restorations.

 

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 304 

Skeleton build-up for All Ceramic Restorations 

4 UNITS - (A)

This course will focus on the design and fabrication of All-Ceramic singleand multiple unit restorative substructures and the skeleton build-up porce-lain technique to complete dental esthetic restorations.

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 305 

Skeleton build-up for Pressable Ceramic Restorations  

4 UNITS - (A)

This course will focus on the design and fabrication of Pressable-Ceramicsingle and multiple unit restorative substructures and the skeleton build-upporcelain technique to complete dental esthetic restorations.

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 306 

Prototypes and Indirect Composite Restorations 

3 UNITS - (A)

This course explores multiple techniques in making esthetic temporary andpermanent restorations.

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 307 

Shade Analysis 

2 UNITS - (A)

The different zones of individual teeth are analyzed and mapped using bothvisual and computer generated techniques to create a guide for fabricating adental restoration.

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 308 

Skeleton Build-up for Laminate Veneers 

4 UNITS - (A)

This course will focus on the design and fabrication of Laminate Veneersingle and multiple unit substructures and the skeleton build-up technique inporcelain to complete these dental esthetic restorations.

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 309 

Live-Patient Course 

14 UNITS - (A)

Students learn to interact with patients for shade analysis and establishingtooth contour for actual dental restorations. Students then fabricate and cus-tom-contour a dental restorations for placement in the patients’ mouth.

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 310 

Dental Laboratory Management Internship 

11 UNITS – (A)

This course covers basic principles needed to maintain budget, marketing,work-flow, dentist/technician and technician/patient relations.

 

 

ADVANCED PROSTHODONTICS, IMPLANTS AND MAXILOFACIAL PROGRAM

 

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 401  (pending state approval)

Introduction to Advanced Prosthodontics

5 UNITS

This course will cover the dental terminology, materials and morphologynecessary to the advance dental technician. Use of the computer in thedental laboratory will also be covered.

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 402  (pending state approval)

Advanced Prosthodontics 1 

14 UNITS

This course includes lecture and laboratory in planning and fabrication ofadvanced implant, fixed and removable prosthodontics and dental ceram-ics.

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 403  (pending state approval)

Advanced Prosthodontics 2

5 UNITS

This course includes lecture and laboratory in planning and fabrication ofadvanced multi-unit full month reconstruction dental ceramics.

DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 404  (pending state approval)

Advanced Prosthodontics 3 

14 UNITS

This course includes lecture and laboratory in planning and fabrication ofadvanced implant, fixed, removable prosthodontics and maxillofacial appli-ances using hybrid materials and precision attachments.

 

 

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