Dental Laboratory Technology
Are you looking for a career with high earning potential and flexibility? 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 than knowing you put a beautiful smile on someone’s face! Through this training program, students will learn dental science, oral anatomy, and how to manufacture complete denture construction, removable partial dentures, orthodontic and pedodontics 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 course of the program, student will participate in an off-campus clinical experience at a dental laboratory.
Employment opportunities are available nationwide. You can work for a dental laboratory or you can own one!
|PROGRAM NUMBER||PROGRAM TITLE||PROGRAM LENGTH|
|DTE0400||Orientation to Dental Laboratory Technology||18 Hours|
|DTE0433||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|
Program Hours and Schedule
2040 Hours | 18 Months | Traditional
Class: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 2:30pm
This program is offered twice a year in August and January.
|Florida Resident Tuition||$5,712|
|Out of State Tuition||$22,848|
|Registration, Activity, Lab, Test, Insurance and Trust Fees||$840|
|Industry Certification Costs||$245|
|Florida Resident Total||$6,972|
|Out of State Total||$24,108|
Prices are subject to change without notice.
Fees listed are based on the number of class days according to the Broward County Public Schools’ calendar.
Industry Certification and Licensure
Certified Dental Technician (Registered Graduate)
• Dental Laboratories
• Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or GED®.
• Schedule the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) ($15) or provide official documentation for a TABE exemption to your program counselor.
• Schedule an appointment with your program counselor for TABE results and/or a program specific orientation.
• Applicants must complete 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.
For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (754) 321-5700.
Meghan Emerson, Certified School Counselor
The McFatter Technical College Dental Laboratory program invites comments prior to the site accreditation visit by the:
Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
1-800-8099 Ext. 4653
March 4-5, 2020
All comments submitted must pertain only to the standards relative to the particular program being reviewed or policies and procedures used in the accreditation process. Comments will be screened by Commission staff for relevancy. Signed or unsigned comments will be considered. For comments not relevant to these issues, the individual will be notified that the comment is not related to accreditation and, where appropriate, referred to the appropriate agency. For those individuals who are interested in submitting comments, requests may be made to the Commission office.
All comments are due to the Commission no later than 60 days prior to the visit.