Course Content and Outcome Guide for DT 275

Course Number:
DT 275
Course Title:
Dental Laboratory Management
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture/Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:
Special Fee:

Course Description

Introduces management skills and responsibilities as well as the problems associated with dental laboratory ownership. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

The student will study the procedures for setting-up and properly utilizing a business plan for a dental laboratory. Research using a combination of the Internet, catalogs, maps, real estate agents, newspapers and lab owners will be required
Prerequisite - Students must have been formally accepted in the Dental Laboratory Technology Program through application/testing process, or have permission of the course instructor.

Intended Outcomes for the course


Outcome Assessment Strategies

Determined by a business plan submitted to the instructor, attendance, participation and successful completion of assignments and projects as assigned.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1.  Identifying  the business and industry relationship
2.  Organization of business legal requirements
3.  Selecting location
4.  Purchasing equipment and supplies
5.  Budgeting
6. Achieving financing
7. Identifying customer base

Related Instruction

Hours: 3

Developing the computational skills required to prepare a business plan including cash flow projections, break-even analysis, equipment pricing, balance sheet calculations etc.

Hours: 6

developing verbal and written communication skills in order to conduct research and present a business plan for a dental technology lab.