Preparing graduates to work as Dental Technologists for over 20 years. This program is unique in Ontario.

Students in the Dental Technology program will learn the specialized skills of a Dental Technologist. You'll learn how to design and fabricate various oral devices that have been prescribed to a patient by a regulated dental practitioner (often a dentist). Devices include appliances like full dentures, partial dentures, crowns, bridges, implant-related restorations, orthodontic appliances and other specialty items. This program is unique in Ontario.

A male dental student using the microscope to do precise inspections and work on a tooth

Overview

Program name
Dental Technology
Code
S100
Experiential learning
Field Education
Duration
3 years (6 semesters)
Starting month
September
Credential
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Method of study
FT

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Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2019 Open
Jan. 2020 N/A
May 2020 N/A
International students
Sept. 2019 Opens Nov 2018
Jan. 2020 N/A
May 2020 N/A

Full Description

The Dental Technology program will prepare you to work in the field of dental technology. If you want to work in the dental industry but don’t necessarily want to engage directly with client care, consider this profession. We recommend that you have an eye for detail, enjoy working with your hands and have good hand/eye coordination.

We’ll teach you to use a variety of tools to create oral devices that are prescribed by regulated dental practitioners (often a dentist). You’ll learn how to use specialized hand tools, molds and the latest technology to make oral devices that are as unique as the individuals you will be creating them for. You’ll practice your skills in our on-site high-tech dental labs as we teach you to create:

  • Full dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Implant-regulated restorations
  • Orthodontic appliances
  • Other speciality items

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. (Note: Additional fees apply.) Without a certificate graduates may work as a lab technician under the supervision of a Registered Dental Technologist. See cdto.ca for further information about registration with the College of Dental Technologists of Ontario*.

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

Part Time Study Options

This program does not offer a part-time study option.

Experiential Learning

Field Education

Your Field Study options

As this is a very hands-on profession, in-class work on practical laboratory assignments plays an important role in helping to prepare students for the real-world work ahead.

In preparation for the external field component in year three, students will learn and practice skills in all areas of the dental laboratory, from introductory skills in model work to advanced digital dentistry procedures.

During Semester Six, students will spend two days a week in class and three days per week offsite (approximately 21 hours per week) at an external professional laboratory. This experience not only gives students a valuable opportunity to practice their consolidated skills in a real-world setting, but provides a professional networking opportunity.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are required to complete the pre-placement health form and organize their own external lab experience, and must have program approval prior to starting.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Apply learned theory of biology, biomechanics, chemistry, and anatomy in all relevant aspects of dental technology practice.
  2. Employ safe and aseptic procedures when using and maintaining equipment and materials associated with the dental technology profession.
  3. Select and utilize specified materials in the construction of dental prostheses, recognizing the materials’ limitations and advantages.
  4. Complete all work in the dental technology practice in adherence to the legislative and ethical requirements of the profession.
  5. Design and construct dental prostheses using current technologies and materials.
  6. Analyze and evaluate the design and construction of dental prostheses.
  7. Work and communicate effectively as part of an interdisciplinary health care team.
  8. Identify effective business practices in the management of a dental laboratory.

Required Courses

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
ANAT1010Functional Anatomy
ANAT1038Head and Neck Anatomy
DENT1026Complete Denture Construction I
DENT1030Orthodontics I
DENT1150Introduction to Dental Technology
COMM1003English Skills (if necessary)
GNEDGeneral Education Elective

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
DENT1014Crown and Bridge I
DENT1015Acrylic Partial Dentures I
DENT1092Complete Dentures II
DENT1128Dental Lab Materials
BIOL1004Microbiology and Infection Control
COMM1007College English
GSSC1053Collaborative Health Care in Canada

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
DENT1158Cast Partial Dentures I
DENT1159Complete Dentures III
DENT2002Crown and Bridge II
DENT2014Orthodontics II
GNEDGeneral Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
DENT2003Crown and Bridge III
DENT2004Cast Partial Dentures II
DENT2005Complete Dentures IV
DENT2024Orthodontics III
DENT2037Ceramics I

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
DENT2039Oral Pathology for Dental Technologist
DENT3011Crown and Bridge IV
DENT3012Orthodontics IV
DENT3015Ceramics II
MGMT2012Applied Management Practice
GHUM3003Jurisprudence, Ethics and Professional Responsibilities
DENT3028Field Placement

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
DENT3008Specialty Pre-Graduate Lab Experience
DENT3027Fixed/Removable Implants
DENT3028Field Placement

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General Education Electives

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 (CDTO) to obtain a Certificate of Registration. Without a certificate graduates may work as a lab technician under the supervision of a Registered Dental Technologist. See cdto.ca for further information about a Certificate of Registration with the CDTO.

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:

  • a lab technician under the supervision of a Registered Dental Technologist
  • a sales representative with a dental supply company

*Additional fees may apply.

Future Study Options

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

Tuition

$9,596.00 * †

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 2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 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.

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 70% 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 70% 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.

Please note: The manual dexterity test is no longer required for this program.

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English, Math or Science, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English, Math or Science.

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 georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

Special Requirements

Additional Mandatory Requirements

Standard First Aid with CPR level C Certificate

  • 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), which must remain valid every academic year. Once you've completed and received your certificate, you must book an appointment and submit it at Clinical Pre-placement Office. For more information, please visit 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. It 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. For details and to download the mandatory pre-placement health form, go to the pre-placement website at georgebrown.ca/preplacement.

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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 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.

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