Course Content and Outcome Guide for DT 275
- Posted by:
- Raymond Ridgley
- Course Number:
- DT 275
- Course Title:
- Dental Laboratory Management
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture hours:
- Lecture/Lab hours:
- Lab hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionIntroduces 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.
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
6. Achieving financing
7. Identifying customer base
Developing the computational skills required to prepare a business plan including cash flow projections, break-even analysis, equipment pricing, balance sheet calculations etc.
developing verbal and written communication skills in order to conduct research and present a business plan for a dental technology lab.