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Dental Technology Program (S100)

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PROGRAMDental Technology
CODES100
SCHOOLSchool of Dental Health
LOCATIONWaterfront Campus
DURATION3 years (6 semesters)
STARTING MONTHSeptember
CERTIFICATIONOntario College Advanced Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY2015-2016
METHOD OF STUDYFT

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, crowns, bridges, implant related restorations, orthodontic appliances and other specialty items. Dental Technologists practice in a dental laboratory and are also involved in the supervision of the dental laboratory operation.


Full Program Descriptions

Description  

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
  • crowns
  • bridges
  • 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.

 male student uses a microscope to work on a set of dentures



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



Course Outline

Required Courses 

SEMESTER 1

Code Course Name
ANAT1010 Functional Anatomy
ANAT1038 Head and Neck Anatomy
DENT1026 Complete Denture Construction I
DENT1028 Dental Lab Materials I
DENT1030 Orthodontics I
DENT1083 Lab Safety and Equipment
COMM1003 English Skills
  or
COMM1007 College English
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 2

Code Course Name
DENT1014 Crown and Bridge I
DENT1015 Acrylic Partial Dentures I
DENT1092 Complete Denture II
DENT1128 Dental Lab Materials II
BIOL1004 Microbiology and Infection Control
COMM1007 College English (if necessary)
GSSC1053 Future of Health Care in Canada

SEMESTER 3

Code Course Name
DENT1108 Cast Partial Dentures I
DENT2001 Complete Denture III
DENT2002 Crown and Bridge II
DENT2014 Orthodontics II
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

Code Course Name
DENT2003 Crown and Bridge III
DENT2004 Cast Partial Dentures II
DENT2005 Complete Denture IV
DENT2024 Orthodontics III
DENT2039 Oral Pathology for the Dental Technologist
DENT2037 Ceramics I

SEMESTER 5

Code Course Name
DENT3010 Complete and Partial Dentures
DENT3011 Crown and Bridge IV
DENT3012 Orthodontics IV
DENT3015 Ceramics II
MGMT2012 Applied Management Practice – Dental Lab
GHUM3003 Jurisprudence, Ethics and Professional Responsibilities

SEMESTER 6

Code Course Name
DENT3008 Specialty Pre-Graduate Lab Experience II
DENT3027 Fixed/Removable Implants
DENT3028 Field Placement

For detailed course outlines click here.

General Education Electives



Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

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 www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$7,546.00 *

Additional Cost 

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.



How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

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

Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.



Special Requirements  

Additional Mandatory Requirements

Pre-placement Health Form (for 3rd year students only) 

  1. 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.
  2. All costs, service fees and fines associated with the overall health requirements are the responsibility of the student. 
  3. Details and to download the mandatory pre-placement health form, go to the  Pre-placement website at www.georgebrown.ca/preplacement.


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Student Success

Success Stories  

“There is no better place to go for Dental Technology than George Brown College.”

Drew Ferraro (2000 graduate, Dental Technology)



Contact Us

Contact Us  

Contact the Dental Technology Program Coordinator, Melanie Liassides by email at mliassid@georgebrown.ca.

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.



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