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Dental Laboratory Technology

Associate of Applied Science

Learn the skills to construct and repair dentures, partial dentures, crowns, bridges and other dental appliances. Get 1,492 clock hours of laboratory practice.  This program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Program/Major Codes: Special Admissions Requirement – See an advisor

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Qualify to take the Recognized Graduate Exam of the National Association of Dental Laboratories/National Board for Certification. Work in a dental lab.

Academic Options:  While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements

Course substitutions are not accepted in the Dental Laboratory AAS program.

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses. *

Credits
Communication  Requirement 6
Humanities and Social Science Requirement 6
Computer and Information Literacy Requirement 1-3
Subtotal 13-15

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
DLT 101/101LB Dental Morphology 3
DLT 102 Non-Metallic Dental Materials 3
DLT 103/103LB Complete Dentures 4
DLT 104/104LB Dental Occlusion 4
DLT 105/105LB Partial Denture Construction 4
DLT 106/106LB Orthodontic Appliances 3
DLT 108 Laboratory Management 3
DLT 201/201LB Dental Laboratory I 3
DLT 202 Dental Metallurgy 3
DLT 203/203LB Fixed Bridgework 4
DLT 204/204LB Dental Laboratory II 3
DLT 206/206LB Dental Ceramics 4
DLT 207/207LB Advanced Dental Laboratory Technology 5
Subtotal 46

Required Support Course

Course # Course Title Credits
CHM  130 /130LB
or CHM 130IN
Fundamental Chemistry
 
Fundamental Chemistry [SUN# CHM 1130]
5
MGT 124 Small Business Management 3
MAT Any MAT course at the 100 or higher level 1-4
Subtotal 9-12
Total 68-73

* Other general education requirements fulfilled by required core and support courses: Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement - CHM 130/130LB/130IN and MAT course(s).