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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.

Selective Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admissions. See an advisor for details.

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: After successfully completing 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 2017-2018

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. * A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Communication  Requirement 6
Humanities and Social Science Requirement 6
Subtotal 12

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

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

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CHM 130IN Fundamental Chemistry [SUN# CHM 1130] 5
CSA 100** Computer Literacy 1
MGT 124 Small Business Management 3
MAT*** Any MAT course at the 100 or higher level 2-4
Subtotal 11-13
Total 69-71

* Other general education requirements fulfilled by required core and support courses: Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement - CHM 130/130LB/130IN and MAT course(s) fulfill this requirement; Computer and Information Literacy Requirement - CSA 100 fulfills this requirement.

** CIS/CSA 104 or CIS 100 can be used to meet program requirements

*** MAT 106, 108*, 141, 142*, 151 or higher.