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This nationally recognized program provides a wide range of training and will give you the skills necessary to make full or partial dentures, repair crowns, bridges and orthodontic appliances. You’ll learn the art and science of creating corrective devices for natural teeth and tissues.
A dental technologist is a master of their craft and an essential member of the dental-health team. To be successful, you’ll need to display meticulous attention to detail and an equal combination of technical skills and artistry.
Each student in the Dental Technology program has an individual workstation in the dental labs!
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Throughout the program, you’ll recreate the appearance of natural teeth in fixed restorations such as crowns and implant restorations using porcelain, metal alloys and ceramic materials. For corrective devices like orthodontic appliances, you’ll learn the physical and biological forces of handling waxes, wires and acrylic materials.
You’ll have an individual workstation in the dental lab, complete with the latest industry-standard equipment, like:
You can expect to spend, on average:
Dental Technicians are typically employed in dental laboratories or private dental practices. They are required to help fill prescriptions and create a variety of dental appliances as requested by dentists, prosthodontists, orthodontists and denturists.
Upon graduation, you’ll need to register with the regulatory authority in your provincial jurisdiction in order to work as a registered dental technologist.
You may also be eligible for transfer credit in the following programs:
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The Dental Technology diploma prepares students to fabricate complete and partial dentures, crowns, bridges and orthodontic appliances.
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