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Dental Lab Tech Program

If you like doing precision work with your hands and want a career in the health care field, National Career College Dental Laboratory Technician schools may be the right choice for you. Dental Laboratory Technology is a combination of art and science in manufacturing corrective devices and dental prostheses; natural-looking replacements that improve teeth functions like eating, talking, and smiling. With Dental Lab Technician courses, you learn how to become a valuable member of the dental care team and work directly with dentists by following written instructions and using impressions of the patient’s teeth to design and create crowns and bridges.


What is a Dental Lab Technician?

Dental Lab Technicians work with precision hand tools and a variety of materials such as wax, plaster, precious and non-precious alloys, zirconia, and porcelain in replacing damaged or missing teeth structure. As a Dental Lab Technician you’ll help create tooth replacements that are both aesthetic and functional in order to improve a patient’s life.  As technology advances and restorative dentistry evolves into the digital world, a well-prepared dental lab technician remains a vital member of the staff.   Our Dental Assistant programs in Los Angeles are designed to teach you the necessary skills and give you the knowledge to prepare for a career in the dental technology field.

What will I learn with CAD/CAM Dentistry Training?

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) dental technology involve the use of computers to create dental prosthetics for cosmetic, restorative, and rehabilitative purposes. National Career College Dental Laboratory Technician school offers CAD/CAM training courses for students looking to join this growing professional field.

What will I learn in the Dental Lab Tech program?

NCC’s Dental Laboratory Technician program in Los Angeles is comprised of theory and laboratory modules including:

·         Model and Die

·         Wax and Metal

·         Ceramics

·         Dental CAD/CAM Technology

·         Dental Restoration

·         Crowns & Bridges

·         Porcelain Shaping

·         Zirconia Restoration

Where do Dental Lab Technicians work?

Most Dental Laboratory Technicians work in commercial dental laboratories. Opportunities are also available in private dental labs and dental offices. After a period of employment, some laboratory technicians start their own laboratories and work independently.

Gainful Employment Program Disclosure (OPEID NUMBER: 041460 , JULY 1, 2015)

Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician

Program Level - Undergraduate certificate

Program Length - 56 weeks

How much will this program cost me?*

Tuition and fees: $15,164

Books and supplies: $2,836

On-campus room & board: not offered

What other costs are there for this program?

For further program cost information click here.

* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

Federal loans: $2,625

Private education loans: $0

Institutional financing plan: $0

The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 74% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program.

How long will it take me to complete this program?

The program is designed to take 56 weeks to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2014-2015, 74% finished in 56 weeks.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?

Both the institution's state and accreditor require the calculation of a job placement rate for this program.

Accreditor Rate: The job placement rate for students who completed this program is 71%.

For further information about this job placement rate, click here.

State Rate: The job placement rate for students who completed this program is 75%.

For further information about this job placement rate, click here.

For additional information related to this program and/or the information provided above, click here. 

Date Created: 12/22/2015

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