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Effective Fall 2017. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
DLT101LB Dental Morphology Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the Lab portion of DLT 101. Introduction to human dental morphology through lectures, readings, and sculpting exercises. Includes the dental health care team, anatomical landmarks and terminology, tooth development and landmarks, tooth sculpting, articulators and model mounting, occlusion, and care of laboratory instruments.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: DLT 101
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DLT101 Dental Morphology Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction to human dental morphology through lectures, readings, and sculpting exercises. Includes the dental health care team, anatomical landmarks and terminology, tooth development and landmarks, tooth sculpting, articulators and model mounting, occlusion, and care of laboratory instruments.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: DLT 101LB
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DLT102 Non-Metallic Dental Materials Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles of chemistry and physics, identification, selection, and manipulation of non-metallic dental materials. Includes an introduction to dental materials, management of materials, impression material, gypsum materials, dental waxes, refractory materials, and acrylic resin.
Prerequisite(s): DLT 101 and 101LB, or concurrent enrollment.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DLT103LB Complete Dentures Lab Credit Hours: 3.00
This is the Lab Portion of DLT 103. Examination of the relationship between upper and lower dentures as interpreted on a functional articulator. Includes evaluation of preliminary impressions and fabrication of models, custom impression trays, evaluation of final impression and master model, baseplate fabrication, occlusion rims, articulation and mounting of working models, and prosthetic tooth selection. Also includes setting artificial denture teeth, processing the trial denture, finishing complete dentures, fabricating surgical templates, and denture repair and reline.
Prerequisite(s): DLT 101 and 101LB, or concurrent enrollment.
Course Corequisites: DLT 103
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DLT103 Complete Dentures Credit Hours: 1.00
Examination of the relationship between upper and lower dentures as interpreted on a functional articulator. Includes evaluation of preliminary impressions and fabrication of models, custom impression trays, evaluation of final impression and master model, baseplate fabrication, occlusion rims, articulation and mounting of working models, and prosthetic tooth selection. Also includes setting artificial denture teeth, processing the trial denture, finishing complete dentures, fabricating surgical templates, and denture repair and reline.
Prerequisite(s): DLT 101 and 101LB, or concurrent enrollment.
Course Corequisites: DLT 103LB
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DLT104LB Dental Occlusion Lab Credit Hours: 2.00
This is the Lab portion of DLT 104. Introduction to the principles of techniques used in the dental laboratory. Includes how to trace and label all aspects of the maxillary and mandibular teeth, control of inlay wax application, restoring occlusal surfaces and clinical crowns to ideal occlusion, functional occlusion on articulated casts, and philosophies of different wax added systems.
Prerequisite(s): DLT 101 and 101LB, or concurrent enrollment.
Course Corequisites: DLT 104
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in course.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DLT104 Dental Occlusion Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction to the principles of techniques used in the dental laboratory. Includes how to trace and label all aspects of the maxillary and mandibular teeth, control of inlay wax application, restoring occlusal surfaces and clinical crowns to ideal occlusion, functional occlusion on articulated casts, and philosophies of different wax added systems.
Prerequisite(s): DLT 101 and 101LB, or concurrent enrollment.
Course Corequisites: DLT 104LB
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DLT105LB Partial Denture Construction Lab Credit Hours: 3.00
This is the Lab portion of DLT 105. Construction of removable partial dentures (RPDs). Includes evaluation and fabrication of preliminary impressions and models, model survey and RPD design, evaluation and fabrication of final impressions and master models, block out procedures, model duplication and refractory casts, creating wax patterns, spruing and investing frameworks, burnout and alloy casts, and recovery of RPD casting. Also includes metal finishing and polishing, occlusion rims, prosthetic tooth selection and tooth setting, processing and finishing the RPD, and soldering of dental alloys.
Prerequisite(s): DLT 101 and 101LB, or concurrent enrollment.
Course Corequisites: DLT 105
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DLT105 Partial Denture Construction Credit Hours: 1.00
Construction of removable partial dentures (RPDs). Includes evaluation and fabrication of preliminary impressions and models, model survey and RPD design, evaluation and fabrication of final impressions and master models, block out procedures, model duplication and refractory casts, creating wax patterns, spruing and investing frameworks, burnout and alloy casts, and recovery of RPD casting. Also includes metal finishing and polishing, occlusion rims, prosthetic tooth selection and tooth setting, processing and finishing the RPD, and soldering of dental alloys.
Prerequisite(s): DLT 101 and 101LB, or concurrent enrollment.
Course Corequisites: DLT 105LB
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DLT106LB Orthodontic Appliances Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the Lab portion of DLT 106. Construction and theory of simple orthodontic appliances. Includes evaluation of preliminary impressions and fabrication of orthodontic study models, model trimming and evaluation, classification of occlusion and malocclusion types, tooth numbering systems and identification. Also includes, wrought wire fabrication, application of wire bending skills, fabrication of removable tooth retaining and moving appliances, and fixed space maintaining appliances.
Prerequisite(s): DLT 101 and 101LB, or concurrent enrollment.
Course Corequisites: DLT 106
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DLT106 Orthodontic Appliances Credit Hours: 2.00
Construction and theory of simple orthodontic appliances. Includes evaluation of preliminary impressions and fabrication of orthodontic study models, model trimming and evaluation, classification of occlusion and malocclusion types, tooth numbering systems and identification. Also includes wrought wire fabrication, application of wire bending skills, fabrication of removable tooth retaining and moving appliances, and fixed space maintaining appliances.
Prerequisite(s): DLT 101 and 101LB, or concurrent enrollment.
Course Corequisites: DLT 106LB
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DLT108 Laboratory Management Credit Hours: 3.00
Examination of the principles of dental laboratory management. Includes blood borne pathogens, infection control guidelines and procedures, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations for dental laboratories. Also includes post exposure plan, legal and ethical aspects of the industry, history of dentistry, National Association of Dental Laboratories, and establishing a dental laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): DLT 101 and 101LB, or concurrent enrollment.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DLT201LB Dental Laboratory I Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the Lab portion of DLT 201. Introduction to the principles and techniques used in the dental laboratory. Includes fabrication and articulation of removable die models, spruing, investing, and casting crown and bridge patterns. Also includes repairs, soldering, and functional occlusion in wax crown, bridge patterns, crown metal castings, and bridge metal castings.
Prerequisite(s): DLT 101 and 101LB.
Course Corequisites: DLT 201
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DLT201 Dental Laboratory I Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction to the principles and techniques used in the dental laboratory. Includes fabrication and articulation of removable die models, spruing, investing, and casting crown and bridge patterns. Also includes repairs, soldering, and functional occlusion in wax crown, bridge patterns, crown metal castings, and bridge metal castings.
Prerequisite(s): DLT 101 and 101LB.
Course Corequisites: DLT 201LB
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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DLT202 Dental Metallurgy Credit Hours: 3.00
Examination of metals currently used by the dental technician. Includes introduction to dental alloys (e.g. physical and chemical properties); weights, measures, and calculations; metal sensitivities and allergies. Also includes alloy processing; equipment calibration; metal treatment and torch techniques; electro-polisher and electrolyte solution operation; and safety procedures.
Prerequisite(s): DLT 101 and 101LB.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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DLT203LB Fixed Bridgework Lab Credit Hours: 3.00
This is the Lab portion of DLT 203. Construction of fixed single tooth restorations and bridgework. Includes prescriptions and work authorizations, fixed restoration design, and preparation requirements. Also includes waxing, seating, finishing, evaluation of fixed single tooth restorations, and bridgework castings.
Prerequisite(s): DLT 101 and 101LB, or concurrent enrollment.
Course Corequisites: DLT 203
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DLT203 Fixed Bridgework Credit Hours: 1.00
Construction of fixed single tooth restorations and bridgework. Includes prescriptions and work authorizations, fixed restoration design, and preparation requirements. Also includes waxing, seating, finishing, evaluation of fixed single tooth restorations, and bridgework castings.
Prerequisite(s): DLT 101 and 101LB, or concurrent enrollment.
Course Corequisites: DLT 203LB
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DLT204LB Dental Laboratory II Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of DLT 201, this is the Lab portion of DLT 204. Principles and techniques used in the dental laboratory. Includes physics of light, color theory, endodontically treated teeth, reduction copings, attachments, application of dental attachments, swing lock retention for removable partial dentures, and semi-precision attachment in a bridge.
Prerequisite(s): DLT 108, 201, 201LB, 202, 203, and 203LB.
Course Corequisites: DLT 204
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DLT204 Dental Laboratory II Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of DLT 201. Principles and techniques used in the dental laboratory. Includes physics of light, color theory, edodontically treated teeth, reduction copings, attachments, application of dental attachments, swing lock retention for removable partial dentures, and semi precision attachment in a bridge.
Prerequisite(s): DLT 108, 201, 201LB, 202, 203, and 203LB.
Course Corequisites: DLT 204LB
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DLT206LB Dental Ceramics Lab Credit Hours: 2.00
This is the Lab portion of DLT 206. Introduction to porcelain fused to metal techniques. Includes prescriptions and work authorizations; porcelain fused to metal restoration designs and preparation requirements; design, wax-up, and finishing of porcelain fused to metal substructure; metal conditioning; and building ceramic restorations. Also includes porcelain furnace operation, contouring fired porcelain, finishing, and soldering.
Prerequisite(s): DLT 104, 104LB, 108, 202, 203, and 203LB.
Course Corequisites: DLT 206
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DLT206 Dental Ceramics Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction to porcelain fused to metal techniques. Includes prescriptions and work authorizations; porcelain fused to metal restoration designs and preparation requirements; design, wax-up, and finishing of porcelain fused to metal substructure; metal conditioning; and building ceramic restorations. Also includes porcelain furnace operation, contouring fired porcelain, finishing, and soldering.
Prerequisite(s): DLT 108, 202, 203, and 203LB.
Course Corequisites: DLT 206LB
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DLT207LB Advanced Dental Laboratory Technology Lab Credit Hours: 3.00
This is the Lab portion of DLT 207. Application of dental laboratory techniques at the advanced level. Includes full dentures, partial dentures, crown and bridge, dental ceramics, and orthodontics.
Prerequisite(s): DLT 104, 104LB, 108, 202, 203, and 203LB.
Course Corequisites: DLT 207
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DLT207 Advanced Dental Laboratory Technology Credit Hours: 2.00
Application of dental laboratory techniques at the advanced level. Includes full dentures, partial dentures, crown and bridge, dental ceramics, and orthodontics.
Prerequisite(s): DLT 104, 104LB, 108, 202, 203, and 203LB.
Course Corequisites: DLT 207LB
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.