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  Dental Laboratory Technology


NEXT CLASS BEGINS August 19, 2020 (Click here for more information)


Program Description

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!


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.

Program Costs

Florida Resident Tuition $5,712
Out of State Tuition $22,848
Registration, Activity, Lab, Test, Insurance and Trust Fees $840
Books/Supplies $175
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)

Employment Opportunities
• Dental Laboratories

Admission Requirements
• 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.

Program Counselor

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 

Suite 1900

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.