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List of Dental Lab Tech Schools in the U.S.

Dental laboratory technicians and technologists usually get their training at 2-year trade schools and community or vocational colleges. Dental lab technicians learn how to make dentures, crowns, bridges and other oral appliances while studying in this field.

How to Select a Dental Lab Tech School

Basic dental lab training typically takes two or three semesters and awards a certificate. Longer programs, usually two years or five semesters, cover dental lab techniques in more depth and award the Associate of Applied Science. Associate's programs include a year of dental lab skills courses and a year of general education, preparing the graduate to continue for a 4-year degree, if desired. Extensive labs are part of dental laboratory technology programs, but some schools offer evening or weekend options, which may benefit working students.

Further considerations when searching for a program in this field:

  • Look for a program that prepares students for the National Board for Certification in Dental Lab Technology exam.
  • Consider career goals, state requirements, and expectations of local employers when deciding on a program.
  • Look at the program's curriculum and make sure that the essential dental lab technician skills are covered.
  • Search for schools that offer internship opportunities, which give students applied practice in dental lab technology.

10 Dental Lab Tech Schools

College/University Institution Type
Pima Community College 2-year, Public
Pasadena City College 2-year, Public
Portland Community College 2-year, Public
Columbus State Community College 2-year, Public
San Antonio College 2-year, Public
Wayne County Community College District 2-year, Public
Diablo Valley College 2-year, Public
Southern Illinois University Carbondale 4-year, Public
Los Angeles City College 2-year, Public
Milwaukee Area Technical College 2-year, Public

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