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Dental Technology Program (S100)

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4. Click Add to Comparison

5. Continue searching for programs using steps 2-4

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PROGRAM
Dental Technology
CODE
S100
SCHOOL
School of Dental Health
LOCATION
Waterfront Campus
DURATION
3 years (6 semesters)
STARTING MONTH
September
CERTIFICATION
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
Students in the Dental Technology program are educated within the guidelines of the Dental Technologist's scope of practice. 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, crowns, bridges, implant-related restorations, orthodontic appliances and other specialty items. Dental Technologists are Regulated Health Professionals. This program is unique in Ontario.

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 regulated dental practitioners.

These devices include:

  • full dentures
  • partial dentures
  • crowns
  • bridges
  • 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, or they may work as an assistant under the supervision of a Registered Dental Technologist.

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  

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



Course Outline

Required Courses 

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
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

semester courses
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 Collaborative Health Care in Canada

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
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

semester courses
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

semester courses
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

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

For detailed course outlines click here.

General Education Electives



Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the provincial registration examination and apply to the College of Dental Technologists of Ontario to obtain a Certificate of Registration. They may work as an assistant under the supervision of a Registered Dental Technologist.

Graduates practice in various settings, but must be registered with the College of Dental Technologists of Ontario in order to supervise the operation of a dental laboratory and to work as a Dental Technologist.

Dental Technologists are members of a self-regulated health-care profession.

Upon obtaining a Certificate of Registration in the Province of Ontario, graduates may:

  • open their own dental laboratory
  • supervise the operation of an existing dental laboratory
  • work as a Dental Technologist in a dental laboratory or dental office

Without obtaining a Certificate of Registration in the Province of Ontario, graduates may work as:

  • an assistant under the supervision of a Registered Dental Technologist
  • a sales representative with a dental supply company


Future Study Options 

For information on future study options, see www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$8,545.00 * †

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2015. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2016 and at later dates.

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.



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. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/assessment/dexterity for more information.

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD) - Mature applicants are eligible to test for Mathematics, Science and English

Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.

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

Standard First Aid with CPR level C Certificate (for 1st and 2nd year students only)

  • Upon acceptance and confirmation into the program, students must register and show proof of Standard First Aid Certificate (must be renewed every three years) and CPR level C Certificate (must be renewed every year) and valid every academic year. Once you completed and received your certificate, you must book an appointment and submit it at Clinical Pre-placement Office. For more information, please visit http://www.georgebrown.ca/preplacement/certificates/

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 (Graduate 2000, Dental Technology)



Contact Us

Contact Us  

Contact Qian Yang at qyang@georgebrown.ca for program information.

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.



George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.