Dental Laboratory Technology

Dental Laboratory Technology

One year of training at the Putnam Career and Technical Center (PCTC) and 31 credit hours at Mountwest will result in an Associate in Applied Science degree in Dental Laboratory Technology. Students follow the Putnam County School calendar while completing the Dental Laboratory Technology courses and attend PCTC Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the technical portion of the program.

What You’ll Learn
Dental Laboratory Technicians make and repair dental appliances such as dentures, crowns, and braces. Specializations are available in various aspects of the work prescribed by dentists and orthodontists:  Crown and Bridge Technicians, Metal Dental Technicians, Partial Denture Technicians, Dental Ceramists and Orthodontic Technicians. See the current advising sheet for more details. 

Credits Required:  66 hours

Credential Earned:  Associate of Applied Science

Certificate Option:  A Certificate of Applied Science in Dental Laboratory Technology is available for students who complete one year of training at PCTC and 13 credit hours at Mountwest (48 total hours). See the current advising sheet for more details. 

Career Settings
Most dental laboratory technicians work in commercial dental laboratories employing two to 20 people. Employment opportunities are available in private dental offices, dental schools, hospitals and companies that manufacture dental prosthetic materials.