Dental Technology

Dental Technology is the art and Science of fabricating corrective replacements for natural teeth. Each restoration the technician makes, will be different and each must simulate the function of the natural teeth. There is a constantly evolving variety of materials, available for dental Technicians for re-creating the appearance of natural teeth in fixed restorations (such as crown and Bridges) mainly ceramics and metal alloys.Acrylic materials for removable restorations (such as denture) and correcting devices. The technicians must understand physical forces, characteristics, and handling properties of wires and materials. With the increasing demand for cosmetics dentistry, there is a great need for Dental Technicians. The demand for dental service will continue to grow, due to success of preventive dentistry in reducing the indents of oral disease. With advancement in Technology and materials, there is an increased demand for restorative and cosmetic dentistry. As a result, currently there is a great demand for dental laboratory technicians. Employment opportunities are excellently well in the next few years

The main duties of a dental lab technician include

Building exceptional and Aesthetic dental restorations require a solid Technical foundation, disciplined planning, expertise of materials and keen practical applications. This course of two years duration prepare students to take up the job of a Dental Lab Technician, confidently. Adequate practical training will be provided on modern dental lab equipments. On completion of this course participants will learn moulding based on individual case assessments and then to apply Technique in building ceramic design and dental aesthetic. As the aesthetic dentistry gains popularity among common people, Dental Lab Technicians will have very high Job opportunities both in India and abroad. This course is recognized by both central and state Governments. National Trade Certificate will be awarded on successful completion of course.

  • Creating a model of the patient's mouth by pouring plaster into the impression
  • Examining the size and shape of the model
  • Re-creating the patients teeth to look natural (size, shape and color )
  • Using ceramics and metal alloys for fixed restorations ( crowns and bridges )
  • Determining the best materials to use against the natural movement of the teeth

Retainers and Various in – house dental laboratory and clinical training programmes that would be available are

  • Ceramic Crown & Bridge
  • Metal ceramic crown and bridge
  • Metallic crown & bridge

Subject we cover

  • Ceramics
  • Partial dentures
  • Complete dentures
  • Orthodontic appliances
  • Removable Partial dentures in metal skeleton
  • Crowns and bridges

Career Options

Trainees who complete dental lab technician certificate programs are to construct and assemble false teeth and other prosthetic devices for dental patients.

Dental lab technicians get specialized in a number of areas, including the following

  • Ceramic crown and bridge
  • Metal ceramic crown and bridge
  • Metalic crown and bridge
  • Complete dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Orthodontic appliances

Dental lab technicians are skilled artisans who create the appliances that restore oral structures and tissues .while some technicians choose to start their own businesses, others find employment opportunities in the following work environments.

  • Private dental Labs
  • Pubic and privet hospitals
  • Commercial dental clinics
  • Dental production manufactures

SalaryInfo and Employment Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) (www.bls.gov) reported that employment opportunities for dental lab technicians are expected to rise 13.9% between 2008 and 2018.this growth was predicted to address the increasing use of cosmetic dental prostheses. In 2008, the BLS listed the average annual salary for dental lab technicians at $36,990