Portland Community College Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Dental Laboratory Technology

Sylvania HT 205 | 971-722-4795 | Staff

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Admission to this program is closed - no new students will be accepted into this program.

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As the "artist" who must design and fabricate many different dental appliances, the dental laboratory technician serves a unique role on the professional dental team. The technician works with wax and a variety of metals, creating complex structures that duplicate tooth form and color using acrylic resins and porcelain.

PCC’s Dental Laboratory Technology program—the only one of its kind in Oregon—offers you the opportunity to train with advanced professionals. Our graduates are in high demand, and most find employment within six weeks of graduation. Our technicians are trained in the art of basic crown and bridge fabrication, orthodontics and partial denture fabrication. In addition, our program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Our Dental Laboratory Technology program enables you to get the skills you need to become a dental laboratory technician, proficient in creating and modifying a variety of dental appliances.

When all courses requirements have been completed with a C grade or higher, graduates will earn a two year certificate in Dental Laboratory Technology. With the addition of the general education degree requirements and completion of the college math and writing competencies, students can earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. With either an Associate of Applied Science Degree or a Certificate in Dental Laboratory Technology, students are eligible for the national certification examination.