The major in Dental Laboratory Technology begins each fall semester and
is designed to prepare students for employment as dental laboratory technicians
to provide an essential support service for the dental professional according
to the dentist’s prescription or work request. The dental laboratory technician
constructs and repairs all types of dental prosthetic appliances.
Employment opportunities exist in commercial dental laboratories, hospital
dental laboratories, private dental offices, dental research laboratories,
and in dental sales.
Admission Requirements: General
college curricular admission
Financial Requirements: In
addition to the regular college tuition and fees, the Dental Laboratory
Technology program requires the following:
Books and Instruments
$461 per academic year
Books and Instruments
$178 summer session
Program Notes: Students admitted
into this program will be approved for entry into major/clinical courses
(DNL 195: Dental Anatomy, Physiology, and Principles of Occlusion and higher) when they have satisfied the following requirements:
Completion of one unit
of high school mathematics with a grade of "C" or better, or its
Completion of all JSRCC
developmental coursework prescribed as a result of JSRCC placement
||In order to be
officially accepted into the Dental Laboratory Technology program, applicants
will need to meet with the
program head to review their records. Career studies certificate courses or
general education courses do not have to be completed in order to enroll in the program for fall
All applicants must interview with the program head and
receive permission to enter major and clinical courses. The interview will include evaluation of appropriate
related experience and may include a manual dexterity test. Students must provide evidence of interest,
aptitude, and motivation in dental laboratory technology. To arrange an
appointment, students may call 804-523-5931.
Any student whose final grade
is below a "C" in any dental laboratory course must obtain permission from
the program head to continue the major in Dental Laboratory Technology.
DNL courses are sequential unless otherwise determined by the program head.
Progression through the Program:
The college offers this program in affiliation with the healthcare agencies and
practitioners in the communities the college serves. The college relies on
its community affiliates to provide clinical educational opportunities for its
students, expert clinical preceptors, and course instructors for many courses.
The often rapid changes in healthcare law, standards of practice, technology,
and content of credentialing examinations increasingly necessitate sudden
changes in the program's course content, policies, procedures, and course
scheduling. As a result, the college cannot guarantee every student
continuous and uninterrupted clinical and course instruction as outlined in the
printed catalog curriculum for this program. Circumstances beyond the control of
the college may necessitate the postponement of course offerings or changes in
the sequencing and/or location of schedules courses or clinical assignments.
Additionally, the college may have to change the instructor for courses after
instruction has started.
Computer Competency Requirement:
All applicants to this program must take the computer competency exam, administered
in the testing centers on each campus, prior to enrollment in their first
semester of courses. Those students not passing this exam after a maximum
of two attempts will be required to complete
or CSC 155
or equivalent prior to or concurrently with
(See program advisor.)
Program Accreditation: The
program in Dental Laboratory Technology is accredited by the Commission
on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of
“approval without reporting requirements.” The Commission is a specialized
accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.
The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-4653
or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.