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Dental Laboratory Technology (DENT)

These are 2013-2014 course descriptions.

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DENT 1111 Anatomy & Occlusion (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course will provide an introduction to the oral cavity and masticatory system. Topics will include landmarks and supporting structures of the oral cavity along with the study of the bones and muscles of the head. Emphasis will be placed on the intense study of the permanent dentition. Students will also learn the effects of temporomandibular joint and mandibular movements associated with occlusal morphology. Students must be admitted to the Dental Laboratory program before enrolling in this course. Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Dental Laboratory program
Lab fee: $25.00

DENT 1142 Removable Partials (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This course introduces and develops the study of the principles of removable partial dentures from survey, design, and fabrication to more complex, specialized techniques and designs such as stress-breakers and precision attachments. Students must be admitted to the Dental Laboratory program before enrolling in this course.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 9 hours
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Dental Laboratory program
Lab fee: $90.00

DENT 1153 Fixed Partials (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This course involves the study of fabrication techniques regarding crown and bridge appliances, from construction of a single unit crown to multiple- unit structures. Students must be admitted to the Dental Laboratory program before enrolling in this course.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 9 hours
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Dental Laboratory program
Lab fee: $70.00

DENT 1223 Complete Dentures (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This course provides students with an introduction to fundamental concepts and procedures necessary for constructing a complete denture. Procedures include preliminary impressions through wax contouring, with emphasis on artificial tooth arrangement. This course also includes procedures required to solve post-insertion problems (repair, reline, rebase). Other advanced topics include introduction of the immediate denture.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 9 hours
Prerequisites: DENT 1111, DENT 1142      Lab fee: $65.00

DENT 1275 Ceramics (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This course provides an introduction to dental ceramics and will involve a study of porcelain fused to metal restorations. Students will also learn to construct porcelain veneers and full-coverage, single- unit crowns. Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 9 hours
Prerequisites: DENT 1111, DENT 1153      Lab fee: $90.00

DENT 1285 Orthodontics (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course provides a basic introduction to the laboratory skills necessary to provide services in the areas of orthodontics.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 3 hours       Lab fee: $25.00

DENT 2364 History & Ethics (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course covers the history of dental technology and its effect upon dentistry. In addition, the course will explore current problems and situations a dental technician may encounter in the profession.
Lecture: 2 hours

DENT 2397 Applied Laboratory (A, SP, SU)

6 credits
This course consists mainly of laboratory time and is intended to simulate a working laboratory situation with regard to work schedules, case flow, and coping with real problems.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 15 hoursPrerequisites: DENT 1223, DENT 1275
Lab fee: $115.00