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 regulated dental practitioners.
These devices include:
- full dentures
- partial dentures
- implant related restorations
- orthodontic appliances
- other specialty items
The curriculum is academic and laboratory based with a strong emphasis on applied learning in a laboratory setting.
This program is unique in Ontario.
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the registration examination and apply to the College of Dental Technologists of Ontario to obtain a Certificate of Registration. Without a certificate they may work as an assistant under the supervision of a Registered Dental Technologist. See cdto.ca for further information about registration with the College of Dental Technologists of 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
Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).
In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.
To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes