Dental Lab Technology (DLT)

DLT-152  DLT Oral Anatomy  (1)  

Explores the anatomical and physiological features, structures and function of the human head that must be considered in the fabrication of dental prostheses. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

DLT-156  Dental Anatomy Lab  (2)  

Introduces the student to terms and anatomy of the oral cavity including a detailed study of crown and root morphology of both primary and permanent dentition. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 4.0 lab

DLT-250  Foundation of Dental Technology  (3)  

Orients the student to dental technology including infection control, equipment operation, and health and safety. Applies numerous physiochemical principles to the study and manipulations of basic dental materials. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

DLT-251  Introduction to Dentures  (5)  

Introduces the fabrication of complete dentures including procedures, equipment and materials required for replacing natural dentition, and the associated structures of the maxilla and mandible. Includes complete denture repairing, relining, and rebasing. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 6.0 lab

Corequisite: Take DEN-120. Take DLT-152. Take DLT-156. Take DLT-250.

DLT-253  Introduction to Partial Dentures  (5)  

Applies the basic principles for removable partial denture framework fabrication including classification, components, surveying, designing, waxing, investing, casting and finishing. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 6.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take DLT-152. Take DLT-251.

DLT-255  Fixed Prosthodontics 1  (5)  

Applies techniques of model preparation, articulation, and laboratory procedures for fabrication of full-cast crowns, milled and cast bridges, porcelain-fused-to-metal and porcelain fused to zirconia prosthesis to include framework design considerations, porcelain characteristics and limitations. Includes the equipment and materials required to replace natural dentition. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 6.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take DEN-120. Take DLT-152. Take DLT-156. Take DLT-250.

Corequisite: Take DLT-565.

DLT-351  Removable Dental Prosthodontics  (5)  

Emphasizes advanced fabrication of complete denture prosthesis, partial prosthesis, and orthodontic appliance. Includes articulation of teeth in balanced occlusion, immediate dentures, removable partial dentures, Bionator, Fankel or similar orthodontic appliance, implants and attachments, characterization and techniques, identification in denture bases, and various types of acrylics. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 6.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take DLT-251. Take DLT-253.

DLT-353  Dental Technology Industry  (2)  

Presents ethical, legal and historical aspects of dentistry and dental laboratory technology. Focuses on basic day-to-day management of a dental laboratory and human relations from a supervisor's point of view. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture

DLT-356  Fixed Prosthodontics 2  (5)  

Advanced fabrication of ceramics and crown and bridge prosthesis to include but limited to multiple unit bridges, scanning, utilization of porcelain systems to match natural dentition. Fabrication of porcelain-fused-to-metal prosthesis to include framework design considerations, porcelain characteristics and limitations. Fabrication of fixed prosthesis through digital CAD/CAM. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 6.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take DLT-255, or both DLT-254 and DLT-456. Take DLT-253. Take DLT-353.

Corequisite: Take DLT-357.

DLT-357  Digital Dentistry  (5)  

Introduces the theory and practice of fabricating dental prosthetics digitally. Explores the theoretical study of CAD/CAM systems as it pertains to open and closed architecture, material selection and the fabrication of final prostheses. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 6.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take DLT-255.

Corequisite: Take DLT-445. Take DLT-456.

DLT-445  Orthodontics  (3)  

Identifies malocclusion classifications and incorporates the study of orthodontic materials, use of equipment, and fabrication. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take DEN-120. Take DLT-152. Take DLT-156. Take DLT-250.

Corequisite: Take DLT-565.

DLT-450  Advanced Orthodontics  (8)  

Comprehensive application of orthodontic and pedodontic appliance fabrication. Emphasizes quality, productivity, specific techniques and procedures, and the ability to interpret work authorizations. Students gain practical experience in a commercial dental laboratory. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 18.0 clinical

Prerequisite: Take DLT-445.

DLT-451  Advanced Fixed Dental Prosthodontics  (12)  

Examines comprehensive application of complete and partial fixed prosthesis. Includes, but not limited to, stress-breaker, telescopic, and full porcelain units. Emphasizes porcelain application techniques through the use of modifications of porcelain systems to better match natural dentition. Offers practical experiences through specific patient treatment. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 4.0 lab, 24.0 clinical

Prerequisite: Take DLT-350.

DLT-452  Adv Removable Dental Prosthodontics  (12)  

Examines comprehensive application of complete prosthesis, partial prosthesis, and orthodontic applications. Including over-dentures, advanced orthodontic appliance fabrication, bio-mechanical design principles of removable prosthesis and orthodontic appliances, lingualized occlusion, specific denture, partial denture, and orthodontic concepts, stress equalizers, quality and productivity improvement and work authorization interpretation. Selects two of the three removable specialties (full dentures, partial dentures, orthodontics) for their emphasis in advanced studies. Offers practical experiences in a commercial dental laboratory. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 4.0 lab, 24.0 clinical

Prerequisite: Take DLT-351.

DLT-565  Occlusion  (2)  

Provides in-depth study of the principles of occlusion and their application to fabrication of dental prosthesis. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take DEN-120. Take DLT-152.

DLT-851  DLT Clinic I  (1)  

Provide insight into the clinical application to the dental patient, in relation to the laboratory processes presented during instruction. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 3.0 clinical

Prerequisite: Take DLT-251. Take DLT-253. Take DLT-254. Take DLT-353. Take DLT-354. Take DLT-456. Take HSC-107.

DLT-924  Honors Project  (1)  

Allows a qualified honors student to pursue a special concentration of study under the guidance of a faculty member. Requires completion of an honors project contract. May be taken more than once. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B; Comments: Requires approval of supervising professor and dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture