The Dental Technology program prepares students to practice in the field of dental technology and to work as part of an interdisciplinary health care team. Dental Technologists make a major contribution to the practice of dentistry. They are involved in the design, fabrication and alteration of dental prosthetic, restorative and orthodontic devices as prescribed by the regulated dental practitioner.
These devices include:
- full dentures
- partial dentures
- implant related restorations
- orthodontic appliances
- other specialty items
Dental Technologists practice in a dental laboratory.
The curriculum is academic and laboratory based with a strong emphasis on applied learning in a laboratory setting.
This program is unique in Ontario.
Your Field Study Options This program has a field placement component which provides students with the opportunity to relate their education to the practice of Dental Technology while gaining valuable field experience.
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has established Program Descriptions for college programs of instruction which do not operate under a specific provincial Program Standard. The Program Description typically describes the program purpose (a brief description of the program, potential employment opportunities and general admission requirements) and program goals (similar to program-level learning outcomes, which guide the curriculum).
View Program Descriptions by program.
Source: Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) website
||Head and Neck Anatomy
||Complete Denture Construction I
||Dental Lab Materials I
||Lab Safety and Equipment
||General Education Elective
||Crown and Bridge I
||Acrylic Partial Dentures I
||Complete Denture II
||Dental Lab Materials II
||Microbiology and Infection Control
||College English (if necessary)
||Future of Health Care in Canada
||Cast Partial Dentures I
||Complete Denture III
||Crown and Bridge II
||General Education Elective
||Crown and Bridge III
||Cast Partial Dentures II
||Complete Denture IV
||Oral Pathology for the Dental Technologist
||Complete and Partial Dentures
||Crown and Bridge IV
||Applied Management Practice – Dental Lab
||Jurisprudence, Ethics and Professional Responsibilities
||Specialty Pre-Graduate Lab Experience II
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General Education Electives
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take the provincial registration examination and apply to the College of Dental Technologists of Ontario to obtain a Certificate of Registration, or they may work as assistant under the supervision of a Registered Dental Technologist.
Graduates must be registered with the College of Dental Technologists of Ontario in order to supervise the operation of a dental laboratory.
Graduates may find employment in dental offices or as sales representatives with dental supply companies.
Future Study Options For information on future study options, see
Tuition $7,546.00 *
There will be additional costs to the program in each year of study, including textbooks, appropriate laboratory attire and personal protective equipment. There is a refundable rental fee for some equipment on loan to the student.
* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2014. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2015 and at later dates.
Please note: This program does not accept International students.
Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
- Grade 12 English (C or U) - A grade of 60 or higher is required.
- Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U) - A grade of 60 or higher is required.
- Grade 11 Biology (C or U) or Grade 12 (U) - A grade of 60 or higher is required.
- Grade 11 Chemistry or Physics (U) or Grade 12 Chemistry or Physics (C or U) - A grade of 60 or higher is required.
- Testing - Manual dexterity test for qualified applicants only.
** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older) - Mature applicants are eligible to test for Mathematics, Science and English
College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.
Additional Mandatory Requirements
Pre-placement Health Form (for 3rd year students only)
- Upon acceptance and confirmation into the program, students must meet all the mandatory pre-placement health requirements for this program. This may take up to four months to complete all the requirements.
- All costs, service fees and fines associated with the overall health requirements are the responsibility of the student.
- Details and to download the mandatory pre-placement health form, go to the Pre-placement website at www.georgebrown.ca/preplacement.
Apply To Ontario Colleges
“There is no better place to go for Dental Technology than George Brown College.”
Drew Ferraro (2000 graduate, Dental Technology)
Contact the Dental Technology Program Coordinator, Melanie Liassides by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, you may also call the George Brown College Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.