How to Select a Dental Laboratory School
A dental lab technician reads and understands orthodontics, dental prescriptions and oral impressions. Basic dental lab training typically takes two or three semesters and awards a certificate.
Consider the following when looking for dental laboratory schools:
- Longer programs, usually two years or five semesters, add small business courses or more depth and award an associate's degree.
- Choosing the right college or school for dental laboratory studies involves looking at the curriculum to be sure appropriate subjects are covered; useful topics include how the mouth and jaw work; creating, measuring and testing dental appliances for proper occlusion and function; and working with metal, porcelain, composites and other materials to build oral appliances.
- Some colleges have internship opportunities as well as evening or weekend class options.
10 Schools with Dental Laboratory Programs
|Riverside Community College||2-year, Public|
|Pima Community College||2-year, Public|
|Pasadena City College||2-year, Public|
|Portland Community College||2-year, Public|
|Wayne County Community College District||2-year, Public|
|Los Angeles City College||2-year, Public|
|CUNY New York City College of Technology||4-year, Public|
|Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne||4-year, Public|
|Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans||4-year, Public|
|Erie Community College||2-year, Public|