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Dental Laboratory Technology

NEXT CLASS BEGINS January 7, 2020 (Click here for more information)

Program Description:

Are you looking for a career with high earning potential and flexibility?  Then the Dental Laboratory Technology program is the program for you!  If you are creative, detail-oriented, like to work with your hands and can distinguish between subtle shades of color, you can enter a rewarding field.  Nothing is more satisfying then knowing you put a beautiful smile on someone’s face.

Over the course of 18 months, you will learn dental science, oral anatomy, and how to manufacture complete denture construction, removable partial dentures, orthodontic and pedodontic appliances, and single and multi-unit restorations.  Students will also design and fabricate bridges, ceramic restorations, implants, and hybrid restorations.  Students will work with a variety of materials including:  waxes, plastics, silicone rubber, non-precious alloys, stainless steel, and porcelain.  During the last 2 months of the program student will participate in an off-campus clinical experience at a dental laboratory.


Program Information:

DTE0400 Orientation to Dental Laboratory Technology 18 Hours
DET0433 Denture Technician 1 319 Hours
DTE0434 Denture Technician 2 319 Hours
DTE0435 Advanced Denture Technician 349 Hours
DTE0441 Crown and Bridge Technician 285 Hours
DTE0461 Ceramic Technician 285 Hours
DTE0451 Implant, Attachment & Hybrid Restoration Technician 285 Hours
DTE0481 Master Dental Laboratory Technician 180 Hours


Admissions Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or GED®.
  • Schedule the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or provide official documentation for a TABE Exemption
  • Schedule an appointment with your program counselor for TABE results and/or a program specific orientation.
  • Applicants must compete a physical examination report and immunization record
  • Register for classes during open enrollment.  Please be advised that registration runs on a first come, first served basis.


Program Hours and Schedule:

2040 Hours/18 Months/Traditional

Full-time:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 2:30 pm


Industry Certifications and Licensure:

Certified Dental Technician (Registered Graduate)


Employment Opportunities:

Dental Laboratories



This program is recognized by the  American Dental Association, Commission on Dental AccreditationFor additional information about national and program accreditation, please contact the institution.


Program Costs:

Florida Resident Tuition $5,712.00
Out of State Tuition $22,848.00
Registration, Activity, Lab, Test, Insurance, and Trust Fees $840.00
Books / Supplies $175.00
Industry Certification & State Credential Exam Costs $245.00
Florida Resident Total Cost $6,972.00
Out of State Total Cost $24,108.00

Fees are based on the number of class days according to the Broward County Public Schools calendar. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.


For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions Counselor for Dental Laboratory Technology:


Meghan Emerson, Certified School Counselor


  (754) 321-5891 or Meghan.Emerson@browardschools.com

Click here to download a PDF brochure of complete program information including costs.