Jan 28, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog

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Dental Laboratory Technology

  
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    DLT 101 - Dental Morphology

    2 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
    2 lecture periods 0 lab periods

    Introduction to human dental morphology through lectures, readings, and sculpting exercises. Includes the dental health care team, anatomical landmarks and terminology, tooth development and landmarks, tooth sculpting, articulators and model mounting, occlusion, and care of laboratory instruments.

    Prerequisite(s): With a C or higher: REA 091  or higher, or Reading Assessment into REA 112 .
    Corequisite(s): DLT 101LB  
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify the roles and responsibilities of various members of the dental health care team.
    2. Locate, describe, and duplicate various elements of dental morphology.
    3. Identify permanent and deciduous teeth using common tooth numbering systems.
    4. Articulate dental casts using various dental articulators.
    5. Safely operate and maintain dental laboratory equipment.

    Performance Objectives:
    1. Identify and explain ethics, legal aspects, jurisprudence, the history, and organization of the dental health team and dental practice.
    2. Locate, identify, and describe anatomical landmarks of the teeth and oral cavity.
    3. Identify and explain basic terminology.
    4. Locate, identify, and describe basic anatomical landmarks of the teeth, permanent dentition, and deciduous (primary) dentition.
    5. Detail the location and function of head and neck skeletal structures and musculature.
    6. Enumerate oral structures and related physiology.
    7. Sculpt a full set (1 x 32) of maxillary and mandibular teeth in soap, wax, or gypsum.
    8. Mount stone models on various types of dental articulators.
    9. Identify various types of dental articulators and detail their relative advantages and disadvantages.
    10. Locate, identify, and describe occlusal relationships (centric, protrusive, working, and balancing) and their characteristic marking on articulated models using various articulating papers.
    11. Perform maintenance and safely operate laboratory equipment and tools.

    Outline:
    1. The Dental Health Care Team
      1. Ethical aspects
      2. Legal aspects
      3. History
      4. Organization
      5. Dental practice
    2. Anatomical Landmarks and Terminology
      1. Vocabulary
      2. Teeth
      3. Oral mucosa
      4. Skeletal
      5. Musculature
      6. Temporal mandibular joint
    3. Tooth Development and Landmarks
      1. Deciduous teeth
      2. Permanent teeth
      3. Tooth numbering system
    4. Tooth Sculpting
      1. Soap carving
      2. Wax carving
      3. Gypsum manipulation
    5. Articulators and Model Mounting
      1. Articulator types
        1. Fully adjustable
        2. Semi-adjustable
        3. Arcon-type
        4. Non arcon-type
        5. Hinges
        6. Disposable
      2. Modeling mounting
        1. Face bow transfer mounting
        2. Arbitrary mounting
    6. Occlusion
      1. Functional occlusion
        1. Centric
        2. Protrusive
        3. Lateral excursions
      2. Balanced occlusion
        1. Centric
        2. Protrusive
        3. Lateral excursions
        4. Working
        5. Balancing
      3. Jaw relations
        1. Centric relation
        2. Centric occlusion
        3. Vertical dimension
        4. Physiologic rest position
        5. Freeway space
        6. Compensating curves
          1. Curve of Spee
          2. Curve of Willson
      4. Classification of occlusal types
        1. Normal
        2. Prognathic
        3. Retrognathic
    7. Care of Laboratory Instruments


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2018/19
  
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    DLT 101LB - Dental Morphology Lab

    1 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 3 lab periods

    This is the Lab portion of DLT 101 . Introduction to human dental morphology through lectures, readings, and sculpting exercises. Includes the dental health care team, anatomical landmarks and terminology, tooth development and landmarks, tooth sculpting, articulators and model mounting, occlusion, and care of laboratory instruments.

    Prerequisite(s): With a C or higher: REA 091  or higher, or Reading Assessment into REA 112 .
    Corequisite(s): DLT 101  
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify the roles and responsibilities of various members of the dental health care team.
    2. Locate, describe, and duplicate various elements of dental morphology.
    3. Identify permanent and deciduous teeth using common tooth numbering systems.
    4. Articulate dental casts using various dental articulators.
    5. Safely operate and maintain dental laboratory equipment.

    Performance Objectives:
    1. Identify and explain ethics, legal aspects, jurisprudence, the history, and organization of the dental health team and dental practice.
    2. Locate, identify, and describe anatomical landmarks of the teeth and oral cavity.
    3. Identify and explain basic terminology.
    4. Locate, identify, and describe basic anatomical landmarks of the teeth, permanent dentition, and deciduous (primary) dentition.
    5. Detail the location and function of head and neck skeletal structures and musculature.
    6. Enumerate oral structures and related physiology.
    7. Sculpt a full set (1 x 32) of maxillary and mandibular teeth in soap, wax, or gypsum.
    8. Mount stone models on various types of dental articulators.
    9. Identify various types of dental articulators and detail their relative advantages and disadvantages.
    10. Locate, identify, and describe occlusal relationships (centric, protrusive, working, and balancing) and their characteristic marking on articulated models using various articulating papers.
    11. Perform maintenance and safely operate laboratory equipment and tools.

    Outline:
    1. The Dental Health Care Team
      1. Ethical aspects
      2. Legal aspects
      3. History
      4. Organization
      5. Dental practice
    2. Anatomical Landmarks and Terminology
      1. Vocabulary
      2. Teeth
      3. Oral mucosa
      4. Skeletal
      5. Musculature
      6. Temporal mandibular joint
    3. Tooth Development and Landmarks
      1. Deciduous teeth
      2. Permanent teeth
      3. Tooth numbering system
    4. Tooth Sculpting
      1. Soap carving
      2. Wax carving
      3. Gypsum manipulation
    5. Articulators and Model Mounting
      1. Articulator types
        1. Fully adjustable
        2. Semi-adjustable
        3. Arcon-type
        4. Non arcon-type
        5. Hinges
        6. Disposable
      2. Modeling mounting
        1. Face bow transfer mounting
        2. Arbitrary mounting
    6. Occlusion
      1. Functional occlusion
        1. Centric
        2. Protrusive
        3. Lateral excursions
      2. Balanced occlusion
        1. Centric
        2. Protrusive
        3. Lateral excursions
        4. Working
        5. Balancing
      3. Jaw relations
        1. Centric relation
        2. Centric occlusion
        3. Vertical dimension
        4. Physiologic rest position
        5. Freeway space
        6. Compensating curves
          1. Curve of Spee
          2. Curve of Willson
      4. Classification of occlusal types
        1. Normal
        2. Prognathic
        3. Retrognathic
    7. Care of Laboratory Instruments


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2018/19
  
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    DLT 102 - Non-Metallic Dental Materials

    3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
    3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

    Principles of chemistry and physics, identification, selection, and manipulation of non-metallic dental materials. Includes an introduction to dental materials, management of materials, impression material, gypsum materials, dental waxes, refractory materials, and acrylic resin.

    Prerequisite(s): DLT 101  and DLT 101LB , or concurrent enrollment.
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Make appropriate selections and safely manipulate non-metallic dental materials to meet specific restorative requirements.

    Performance Objectives:
    1. Identify chemical and physical properties of matter and materials.
    2. Identify and interpret Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided by manufacturers.
    3. Select and properly use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) based on the MSDS.
    4. Manage materials inventory system.
    5. Demonstrate safe materials storage and handling.
    6. Identify and disinfect dental impression materials.
    7. Describe and manipulate various impression materials.
    8. Select gypsum materials based on prescription and the work to be performed.
    9. Prepare, box, and pour elastic, plastic, and rigid impression materials.
    10. Describe and manipulate gypsum products.
    11. Prepare and pour dentulous and edentulous study and working casts using gypsum products.
    12. Select dental waxes based on prescription and work to be performed.
    13. Demonstrate safe use of dental waxes.
    14. Demonstrate and correct for wax discrepancies such as shape memory and cooling contraction.
    15. Select refractory materials based on prescription and the material to be cast fired or soldered.
    16. Describe and manipulate refractory materials.
    17. Describe methods of controlling expansion of refractory materials.
    18. Identify and select acrylic resin materials based on prescription and work to be performed.
    19. Demonstrate proper technique for the use of acrylic resins.

    Outline:
    1. Introduction to Dental Materials
      1. American Dental Association (ADA) specifications
      2. Properties of matter
      3. Physical and chemical properties required for dental materials
      4. Precautions for handling materials/hazardous substances/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulations, PPE, MSDS
      5. Safe use of laboratory equipment
    2. Management of Materials
      1. Inventory systems
      2. Material storage
        1. Safety
        2. Shelf life
    3. Impression Material
      1. Identification of impression material types
        1. Agar hydrocolloid (reversible hydrocolloid)
        2. Rubber impression materials and elastomers
        3. Alginate
      2. Impression trays
      3. Disinfection of dental impressions
      4. Model duplication
    4. Gypsum Materials
      1. Identification and selection of gypsum material
        1. Plaster
        2. Articulating plaster
        3. Orthodontic plaster
        4. Hydrocal
        5. Laboratory stone
        6. Die stone
      2. Manipulation and use of gypsum materials
        1. Powder water ratio
        2. Water temperature
        3. Setting expansion
        4. Preliminary set
        5. Final set
        6. Crush strength
        7. Crystalline structure
        8. Laminar flow, vibration, and the bubble free model
      3. Pouring study, preliminary, and working models
      4. Trimming poured casts
    5. Dental Waxes
      1. Identification and selection of dental waxes
      2. Safe heating and use of dental wax
      3. Correcting for wax discrepancies
        1. Cooling contraction
        2. Shape memory
    6. Refractory Materials
      1. Identification and selection of refractory materials
        1. Casting investment
          1. Gypsum bound
          2. Phosphate bound
          3. Crystobalite
        2. Soldering investment
        3. Refractory dies
      2. Manipulation of refractory materials expansion control
        1. Burnout temperature
        2. Powder water ratio
        3. Special liquid water ratio
    7. Acrylic Resin
      1. Identification and selection of acrylic resins
        1. Non autopolymerizing acrylic resin
        2. Autopolymerizing acrylic resin
        3. Denture base resin
        4. Orthodontic resin
        5. Repair and reline resin
        6. Custom tray material
      2. Manipulation of acrylic resin materials
        1. Salt and pepper technique
        2. Dough technique
        3. Heat cure
        4. Pressure pot cure


    Effective Term:
    Fall 2016
  
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    DLT 103 - Complete Dentures

    1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours
    1 lecture period 0 lab periods

    Examination of the relationship between upper and lower dentures as interpreted on a functional articulator. Includes evaluation of preliminary impressions and fabrication of models, custom impression trays, evaluation of final impression and master model, baseplate fabrication, occlusion rims, articulation and mounting of working models, and prosthetic tooth selection. Also includes setting artificial denture teeth, processing the trial denture, finishing complete dentures, fabricating surgical templates, and denture repair and reline.

    Prerequisite(s): DLT 101  and DLT 101LB , or concurrent enrollment.
    Corequisite(s): DLT 103LB  
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the ability to perform all laboratory steps involved in the fabrication, repair, and relining of complete dentures.

    Performance Objectives:
    1. Identify the terminology used and the different types of impression materials.
    2. Demonstrate how to pour edentulous casts and fabricate custom trays.
    3. Evaluate, pour, and manipulate preliminary impressions.
    4. Identify the different types of gypsum materials and tray materials.
    5. Construct custom trays, base plates, occlusal rims, and articulates.
    6. Identify safety techniques used in working with base plates, occlusal rims, articulation and in arranging artificial denture teeth.
    7. Identify and use the different types of articulators.
    8. Arrange artificial denture teeth in centric and balanced occlusion.
    9. Identify and explain the terms used in arranging artificial denture teeth in centric and balanced occlusion.
    10. Identify square, ovoid, tapering and form and size of porcelain and plastic denture tooth selection (tooth selection based on facial form and ridge form).
    11. Arrange maxillary and mandibular anteriors and posteriors in concentric and balanced functional occlusion on a semi adjustable articulator.
    12. Perform waxing, flasking, investing, and processing of the denture base.
    13. Identify the terminology and safety techniques used in waxing and flasking the denture.
    14. Demonstrate how to boil out and pack and process the denture.
    15. Identify the procedures and complete a recover and finish of the processed denture base.
    16. Identify the terminology used and explain the procedure to recover, remount, and equilibrate the processed denture base.
    17. Assemble and repair a fractured denture and replace a broken denture tooth or teeth.
    18. Demonstrate how to reline removable prosthesis.
    19. Identify and explain safety procedures in relining and repairing removable prosthesis.

    Outline:
    1. Evaluation of Preliminary Impressions/Fabrication of Models
      1. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Impression evaluation
      4. Gypsum materials selection, manipulation and safety procedures
      5. Preliminary model trimming and evaluation
    2. Custom Impression Trays
      1. Custom vs. stock impression trays justifications and limitations of each
      2. Custom tray boarders
      3. Custom tray spacers
      4. Custom tray impression material retention
      5. Custom tray material selection and fabrication procedures
        1. Acrylic resin formation and finishing
        2. Vacuum formed formation and finishing
        3. Light cured formation and finishing
    3. Evaluation of Final Impression and Master Model
      1. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Impression evaluation
      4. Gypsum materials selection and manipulation
      5. Master model trimming and finishing
    4. Baseplate Fabrication
      1. Review of edentulous anatomy and boarder placement
      2. Model care treatment and separating agents
      3. Baseplate trimming and finishing
      4. Baseplate material selection and fabrication procedures
        1. Shellac resin formation and finishing
        2. Vacuum formed formation and finishing
        3. Light cured formation and finishing
    5. Occlusion Rims
      1. Prosthetic tooth placement and relationship to the edentulous ridge
      2. Baseplate wax manipulation and safety considerations
      3. Accepted standard occlusion rim dimensions
    6. Articulation and Mounting of Working Models and Occlusion Rims
      1. Prosthetic tooth placement and relationship to the edentulous ridge
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Review of occlusion and mandibular movement as they relate to complete dentures
      4. Mounting procedures
      5. Semi-adjustable articulator settings and adjustments
    7. Prosthetic Tooth Selection
      1. Anterior tooth selection
        1. Face forms
        2. Shade
        3. Size
        4. Interpretation of dentist’s marking on occlusion rims
        5. Prosthetic tooth composition
      2. Posterior tooth selection
        1. Cusp angle
        2. Shade
        3. Size
        4. Interpretation of dentist’s marking on occlusion rims
        5. Prosthetic tooth composition
    8. Setting Artificial Denture Teeth in Balanced Functional Occlusion on a Semi-Adjustable Articulator
      1. Setting anterior prosthetic teeth
        1. Relation to occlusion rim
        2. Long axis
      2. Setting posterior prosthetic teeth
        1. Relation to occlusion rim
        2. Relation to edentulous ridge
      3. Balanced functional occlusion on a semi-adjustable articulator
        1. Centric relation
        2. Centric occlusion
        3. Mandibular movements
          1. Protrusive
          2. Lateral excursions
            1. Working
            2. Balancing
      4. Finishing the wax denture base
        1. Gingival contour
        2. Inter-dental papilla
        3. Cuspid eminence
        4. Rugae
        5. Stiplling
    9. Processing the Trial Denture
      1. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Flashing dentures   
      4. Boil out and wax elimination
        1. Posterior palatal seal
        2. Separating medium
      5. Packing denture mold
        1. Non-autopolymerizing acrylic resin manipulation and safety procedures
        2. Packing
        3. Clamping
        4. Heat processing
    10. Finishing Complete Dentures
      1. Recovery
      2. Remounting on the semi-adjustable articulator
      3. Correcting processing errors
      4. Removing denture from master cast
      5. Abrasives manipulation and safety procedures
      6. Trimming to defined boarders
      7. Stippling
      8. Highshine
    11. Fabricating Surgical Templates
      1. Duplication of master model
      2. Surgical template design
      3. Surgical template formation
      4. Surgical template finish
    12. Denture Repair
      1. Interpretation of dental prescription and work authorization
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Denture reassembly and splinting
      4. Gypsum material selection and safety procedures
      5. Pouring repair matrix
      6. Fracture preparation or prosthetic replacement tooth selection
      7. Autopolymerizing acrylic selection and safety procedures
      8. Curing and finishing repair areas
    13. Denture Reline
      1. Interpretation of dental prescription and work authorization
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Gypsum material selection and safety procedures
      4. Jigging or flasking denture for reline
      5. Grinding out, post-palatal seals, and separating media
      6. Autopolymerizing and/or non-autopolymerizing acrylic selection and safety procedures
      7. Curing and finishing relined denture


    Effective Term:
    Fall 2016
  
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    DLT 103LB - Complete Dentures Lab

    3 Credits, 9 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 9 lab periods

    This is the Lab Portion of DLT 103 . Examination of the relationship between upper and lower dentures as interpreted on a functional articulator. Includes evaluation of preliminary impressions and fabrication of models, custom impression trays, evaluation of final impression and master model, baseplate fabrication, occlusion rims, articulation and mounting of working models, and prosthetic tooth selection. Also includes setting artificial denture teeth, processing the trial denture, finishing complete dentures, fabricating surgical templates, and denture repair and reline.

    Prerequisite(s): DLT 101  and DLT 101LB , or concurrent enrollment.
    Corequisite(s): DLT 103  
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the ability to perform all laboratory steps involved in the fabrication, repair, and relining of complete dentures.

    Performance Objectives:
    1. Identify the terminology used and the different types of impression materials.
    2. Demonstrate how to pour edentulous casts and fabricate custom trays.
    3. Evaluate, pour, and manipulate preliminary impressions.
    4. Identify the different types of gypsum materials and tray materials.
    5. Construct custom trays, base plates, occlusal rims, and articulates.
    6. Identify safety techniques used in working with base plates, occlusal rims, articulation and in arranging artificial denture teeth.
    7. Identify and use the different types of articulators.
    8. Arrange artificial denture teeth in centric and balanced occlusion.
    9. Identify and explain the terms used in arranging artificial denture teeth in centric and balanced occlusion.
    10. Identify square, ovoid, tapering and form and size of porcelain and plastic denture tooth selection (tooth selection based on facial form and ridge form).
    11. Arrange maxillary and mandibular anteriors and posteriors in concentric and balanced functional occlusion on a semi adjustable articulator.
    12. Perform waxing, flasking, investing, and processing of the denture base.
    13. Identify the terminology and safety techniques used in waxing and flasking the denture.
    14. Demonstrate how to boil out and pack and process the denture.
    15. Identify the procedures and complete a recover and finish of the processed denture base.
    16. Identify the terminology used and explain the procedure to recover, remount, and equilibrate the processed denture base.
    17. Assemble and repair a fractured denture and replace a broken denture tooth or teeth.
    18. Demonstrate how to reline removable prosthesis.
    19. Identify and explain safety procedures in relining and repairing removable prosthesis.

    Outline:
    1. Evaluation of Preliminary Impressions/Fabrication of Models
      1. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Impression evaluation
      4. Gypsum materials selection, manipulation and safety procedures
      5. Preliminary model trimming and evaluation
    2. Custom Impression Trays
      1. Custom vs. stock impression trays justifications and limitations of each
      2. Custom tray boarders
      3. Custom tray spacers
      4. Custom tray impression material retention
      5. Custom tray material selection and fabrication procedures
        1. Acrylic resin formation and finishing
        2. Vacuum formed formation and finishing
        3. Light cured formation and finishing
    3. Evaluation of Final Impression and Master Model
      1. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Impression evaluation
      4. Gypsum materials selection and manipulation
      5. Master model trimming and finishing
    4. Baseplate Fabrication
      1. Review of edentulous anatomy and boarder placement
      2. Model care treatment and separating agents
      3. Baseplate trimming and finishing
      4. Baseplate material selection and fabrication procedures
        1. Shellac resin formation and finishing
        2. Vacuum formed formation and finishing
        3. Light cured formation and finishing
    5. Occlusion Rims
      1. Prosthetic tooth placement and relationship to the edentulous ridge
      2. Baseplate wax manipulation and safety considerations
      3. Accepted standard occlusion rim dimensions
    6. Articulation and Mounting of Working Models and Occlusion Rims
      1. Prosthetic tooth placement and relationship to the edentulous ridge
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Review of occlusion and mandibular movement as they relate to complete dentures
      4. Mounting procedures
      5. Semi-adjustable articulator settings and adjustments
    7. Prosthetic Tooth Selection
      1. Anterior tooth selection
        1. Face forms
        2. Shade
        3. Size
        4. Interpretation of dentist’s marking on occlusion rims
        5. Prosthetic tooth composition
      2. Posterior tooth selection
        1. Cusp angle
        2. Shade
        3. Size
        4. Interpretation of dentist’s marking on occlusion rims
        5. Prosthetic tooth composition
    8. Setting Artificial Denture Teeth in Balanced Functional Occlusion on a Semi-Adjustable Articulator
      1. Setting anterior prosthetic teeth
        1. Relation to occlusion rim
        2. Long axis
      2. Setting posterior prosthetic teeth
        1. Relation to occlusion rim
        2. Relation to edentulous ridge
      3. Balanced functional occlusion on a semi-adjustable articulator
        1. Centric relation
        2. Centric occlusion
        3. Mandibular movements
          1. Protrusive
          2. Lateral excursions
            1. Working
            2. Balancing
      4. Finishing the wax denture base
        1. Gingival contour
        2. Inter-dental papilla
        3. Cuspid eminence
        4. Rugae
        5. Stiplling
    9. Processing the Trial Denture
      1. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Flashing dentures   
      4. Boil out and wax elimination
        1. Posterior palatal seal
        2. Separating medium
      5. Packing denture mold
        1. Non-autopolymerizing acrylic resin manipulation and safety procedures
        2. Packing
        3. Clamping
        4. Heat processing
    10. Finishing Complete Dentures
      1. Recovery
      2. Remounting on the semi-adjustable articulator
      3. Correcting processing errors
      4. Removing denture from master cast
      5. Abrasives manipulation and safety procedures
      6. Trimming to defined boarders
      7. Stippling
      8. Highshine
    11. Fabricating Surgical Templates
      1. Duplication of master model
      2. Surgical template design
      3. Surgical template formation
      4. Surgical template finish
    12. Denture Repair
      1. Interpretation of dental prescription and work authorization
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Denture reassembly and splinting
      4. Gypsum material selection and safety procedures
      5. Pouring repair matrix
      6. Fracture preparation or prosthetic replacement tooth selection
      7. Autopolymerizing acrylic selection and safety procedures
      8. Curing and finishing repair areas
    13. Denture Reline
      1. Interpretation of dental prescription and work authorization
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Gypsum material selection and safety procedures
      4. Jigging or flasking denture for reline
      5. Grinding out, post-palatal seals, and separating media
      6. Autopolymerizing and/or non-autopolymerizing acrylic selection and safety procedures
      7. Curing and finishing relined denture


    Effective Term:
    Fall 2016
  
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    DLT 104 - Dental Occlusion

    2 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
    2 lecture periods 0 lab periods

    Introduction to the principles of techniques used in the dental laboratory. Includes how to trace and label all aspects of the maxillary and mandibular teeth, control of inlay wax application, restoring occlusal surfaces and clinical crowns to ideal occlusion, functional occlusion on articulated casts, and philosophies of different wax added systems.

    Prerequisite(s): DLT 101  and DLT 101LB , or concurrent enrollment.
    Corequisite(s): DLT 104LB  
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the ability to properly articulate dental casts and restore functional occlusion to multiple teeth using a wax added technique.

    Performance Objectives:
    1. Demonstrate how to trace and label all aspects of the maxillary and mandibular teeth.
    2. Perform waxing exercises to develop control of tools and inlay wax application.
    3. Demonstrate wax added techniques to restore occlusal surfaces to ideal occlusion.
    4. Reconstruct anatomical features of the occlusal surface using various colors of wax.
    5. Demonstrate wax added techniques to restore the complete clinical crowns to ideal occlusion.
    6. Perform sculpting of the maxillary and mandibular arches in wax using a wax added technique.
    7. Develop functional occlusion on mounted models using the wax added technique.
    8. Describe the E.V. Payne and P.K. Thomas wax added system.

    Outline:
    1. Trace and Label All Aspects of the Maxillary Teeth Using Anatomical References
      1. Trace all surfaces of each of the maxillary teeth
      2. Label each surface (i.e. buccal, lingual, mesial, distal, occusal)
      3. Label common anatomical features
      4. Label anatomical features unique to each tooth
    2. Trace and Label all Aspects of the Mandibular Teeth Using Anatomical References
      1. Trace all surfaces of each of the maxillary teeth
      2. Label each surface (i.e. buccal, lingual, mesial, distal, occusal)
      3. Label common anatomical features
      4. Label anatomical features unique to each tooth
    3. Control of Inlay Wax Application
      1. Dental inlay wax safety and manipulation
      2. Waxing exercises to develop temperature control
      3. Stacking balls/snow man
      4. Make an arch
      5. Write name in wax
    4. Restore Occlusal Surfaces to Ideal Occlusion Using Various Colors of Wax
      1. Apply cusp cones
      2. Apply marginal ridges
      3. Apply axial
      4. Apply ridges
      5. Apply triangular ridges
      6. Smooth and finish
    5. Restore Clinical Crowns to Ideal Occlusion Using Various Colors of Wax
      1. Apply cusp cones
      2. Apply marginal ridges
      3. Apply axial
      4. Apply ridges
      5. Apply triangular ridges
      6. Duplicate axial contour
      7. Duplicate embrasures
      8. Duplicate emergence profile
      9. Smooth and finish
    6. Functional Occlusion on Articulated Casts Using Inlay Wax
      1. Apply cusp cones
      2. Apply marginal ridges
      3. Apply axial
      4. Apply ridges
      5. Apply triangular ridges
      6. Duplicate axial contour
      7. Duplicate embrasures
      8. Duplicate emergence profile
      9. Confirm occusal contacts with articulating film
      10. Smooth and finish
    7. Compare and Contrast Philosophies of E.V. Payne and P.K. Thomas
      1. E.V. Payne wax added system
      2. P. K. Thomas wax added system
      3. Cusp to fossa vs. cusp to marginal ridge occlusion


    Effective Term:
    Fall 2016
  
  •  

    DLT 104LB - Dental Occlusion Lab

    2 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 6 lab periods

    This is the Lab portion of DLT 104 . Introduction to the principles of techniques used in the dental laboratory. Includes how to trace and label all aspects of the maxillary and mandibular teeth, control of inlay wax application, restoring occlusal surfaces and clinical crowns to ideal occlusion, functional occlusion on articulated casts, and philosophies of different wax added systems.

    Prerequisite(s): DLT 101  and DLT 101LB  or concurrent enrollment.
    Corequisite(s): DLT 104  
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the ability to properly articulate dental casts and restore functional occlusion to multiple teeth using a wax added technique.
    Performance Objectives:
    1. Demonstrate how to trace and label all aspects of the maxillary and mandibular teeth.
    2. Perform waxing exercises to develop control of tools and inlay wax application.
    3. Demonstrate wax added techniques to restore occlusal surfaces to ideal occlusion.
    4. Reconstruct anatomical features of the occlusal surface using various colors of wax.
    5. Demonstrate wax added techniques to restore the complete clinical crowns to ideal occlusion.
    6. Perform sculpting of the maxillary and mandibular arches in wax using a wax added technique.
    7. Develop functional occlusion on mounted models using the wax added technique.
    8. Describe the E.V. Payne and P.K. Thomas wax added system.

    Outline:
    1. Trace and Label All Aspects of the Maxillary Teeth Using Anatomical References
      1. Trace all surfaces of each of the maxillary teeth
      2. Label each surface (i.e. buccal, lingual, mesial, distal, occusal)
      3. Label common anatomical features
      4. Label anatomical features unique to each tooth
    2. Trace and Label all Aspects of the Mandibular Teeth Using Anatomical References
      1. Trace all surfaces of each of the maxillary teeth
      2. Label each surface (i.e. buccal, lingual, mesial, distal, occusal)
      3. Label common anatomical features
      4. Label anatomical features unique to each tooth
    3. Control of Inlay Wax Application
      1. Dental inlay wax safety and manipulation
      2. Waxing exercises to develop temperature control
      3. Stacking balls/snow man
      4. Make an arch
      5. Write name in wax
    4. Restore Occlusal Surfaces to Ideal Occlusion Using Various Colors of Wax
      1. Apply cusp cones
      2. Apply marginal ridges
      3. Apply axial
      4. Apply ridges
      5. Apply triangular ridges
      6. Smooth and finish
    5. Restore Clinical Crowns to Ideal Occlusion Using Various Colors of Wax
      1. Apply cusp cones
      2. Apply marginal ridges
      3. Apply axial
      4. Apply ridges
      5. Apply triangular ridges
      6. Duplicate axial contour
      7. Duplicate embrasures
      8. Duplicate emergence profile
      9. Smooth and finish
    6. Functional Occlusion on Articulated Casts Using Inlay Wax
      1. Apply cusp cones
      2. Apply marginal ridges
      3. Apply axial
      4. Apply ridges
      5. Apply triangular ridges
      6. Duplicate axial contour
      7. Duplicate embrasures
      8. Duplicate emergence profile
      9. Confirm occusal contacts with articulating film
      10. Smooth and finish
    7. Compare and Contrast Philosophies of E.V. Payne and P.K. Thomas
      1. E.V. Payne wax added system
      2. P. K. Thomas wax added system
      3. Cusp to fossa vs. cusp to marginal ridge occlusion


    Effective Term:
    Fall 2016
  
  •  

    DLT 105 - Partial Denture Construction

    1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours
    1 lecture period 0 lab periods

    Construction of removable partial dentures (RPDs). Includes evaluation and fabrication of preliminary impressions and models, model survey and RPD design, evaluation and fabrication of final impressions and master models, block out procedures, model duplication and refractory casts, creating wax patterns, spruing and investing frameworks, burnout and alloy casts, and recovery of RPD casting. Also includes metal finishing and polishing, occlusion rims, prosthetic tooth selection and tooth setting, processing and finishing the RPD, and soldering of dental alloys.

    Prerequisite(s): DLT 101  and DLT 101LB , or concurrent enrollment.
    Corequisite(s): DLT 105LB  
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the ability to perform all laboratory steps involved in the fabrication and repair of removable partial dentures

    Performance Objectives:
    1. Perform infection control procedures on all incoming impressions and prostheses.
    2. Pour and trim preliminary and master models for removable partial dentures (RPDs).
    3. Define terminology associated with removable partial denture prostheses.
    4. Design various RPD frameworks using a preliminary model and a dental surveyor.
    5. Transfer framework design to the master cast and measure undercuts.
    6. Perform block out procedures to eliminate undesirable undercuts.
    7. Identify and explain safety procedures to eliminate undesirable undercuts.
    8. Duplicate a master cast.
    9. Prepare a refractory model.
    10. Identify and explain safety procedures in working with dental waxes.
    11. Fabricate RPD framework pattern on a refractory cast.
    12. Sprue and invest RPD framework for casting.
    13. Identify and explain safety procedures in burning out and alloy casting.
    14. Perform burn out procedures to eliminate wax and prepare molds to receive alloy.
    15. Identify and explain safety procedures in framework recovery and metal finishing.
    16. Perform recovery of framework castings.
    17. Describe the metal finishing and polishing of RPD frameworks.
    18. Set prosthetic teeth in wax trial bases on RPDs.
    19. Process and finish tooth setup on RPD frameworks.
    20. Perform soldered repairs on RPD frameworks.

    Outline:
    1. Evaluation of Preliminary Impressions and Fabrication of Preliminary Models
      1. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Impression evaluation
      4. Gypsum materials selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
      5. Preliminary model trimming and evaluation
    2. Preliminary Model Survey and Removable Partial Denture (RPD) Design
      1. Introduction to terminology associated with RPDs
      2. Theory of clasping teeth
        1. Support
        2. Retention
        3. Bracing
      3. Introduction to dental surveyors
        1. Desirable undercuts
        2. Undesirable undercuts
        3. Path of insertion
      4. Preparation of preliminary RPD design
      5. Discussion of dentists responsibility
        1. Approval of final RPD design
        2. Mouth preparation of patient
    3. Evaluation of Final Impressions and Fabrication of Master Models
      1. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Impression evaluation
      4. Gypsum materials selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
      5. Master model trimming and evaluation
    4. Survey, Design Transfer to Master Model, and Block Out Procedures
      1. Determination of path of insertion
      2. Location and identification of desirable and undesirable undercuts
      3. Design transfer to master model
      4. Blocking out gross undercuts
      5. Blocking out undesirable undercuts
    5. Model Duplication and Refractory Casts
      1. Duplicating materials selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
      2. Production of a mold from master model
      3. Investment material selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
      4. Production of a refractory cast
    6. Creating Wax Pattern for RPD Framework
      1. Dental wax selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
      2. Use of preformed pattern pieces for RPD wax up
    7. Spruing and Investing RPD Frameworks
      1. Introduction to the theory of lost wax and centrifugal casting
      2. Lost wax casting and centrifugal casting safety procedures
      3. Development of a working sprue network
      4. Investment of RPD frameworks
    8. Burnout and Alloy Casting
      1. Gas torch and burnout furnace safety procedures
      2. Introduction to torch flame types
      3. Introduction to alloy melting and conditioning
      4. Burnout and cast RPD frame works
    9. Recovery of RPD Casting
      1. RPD recovery and oxide removal safety procedures
      2. Gross investment removal
      3. Aluminum oxide blasting
    10. Metal Finishing and Polishing
      1. Review of dental lathe, finishing, polishing, and electro polishing safety procedures
      2. Removal of button and sprue network
      3. Blending in sprue attachments
      4. Removing scratches with finer scratches
      5. Creating a hygienic surface
      6. Electro polishing
    11. Occlusion Rims, Prosthetic Tooth Selection, and Tooth Setting
      1. Prosthetic tooth placement and relationship to the edentulous ridge
      2. Baseplate wax manipulation and safety considerations
      3. Anterior tooth selection
        1. Face forms
        2. Shade
        3. Size
        4. Interpretation of dentist’s marking on occlusion rims
        5. Prosthetic tooth composition
      4. Posterior tooth selection
        1. Cusp angle
        2. Shade
        3. Size
        4. Interpretation of dentist’s marking on occlusion rims
        5. Prosthetic tooth composition
      5. Finishing the Wax Denture Base
        1. Gingival contour
        2. Inter-dental papilla
        3. Cuspid eminence
        4. Stippling
    12. Processing the Trial RPD
      1. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Flasking dentures
      4. Boil out and wax elimination
      5. Packing denture mold
        1. Non-autopolymerizing acrylic resin manipulation and safety procedures
        2. Packing
        3. Clamping
        4. Heat processing
    13. Finishing RPDs
      1. Recovery
      2. Remounting of the semi-adjustable articulator
      3. Correcting processing errors
      4. Removing RPD from master cast
      5. Trimming to defined borders
      6. Stippling
      7. High shine
    14. Soldering of Dental Alloys
      1. Electro soldering and gas soldering safety procedures
      2. Matrixes/foils
      3. Fluxes
      4. Finishing


    Effective Term:
    Fall 2016
  
  •  

    DLT 105LB - Partial Denture Construction Lab

    3 Credits, 9 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 9 lab periods

    This is the Lab portion of DLT 105 . Construction of removable partial dentures (RPDs). Includes evaluation and fabrication of preliminary impressions and models, model survey and RPD design, evaluation and fabrication of final impressions and master models, block out procedures, model duplication and refractory casts, creating wax patterns, spruing and investing frameworks, burnout and alloy casts, and recovery of RPD casting. Also includes metal finishing and polishing, occlusion rims, prosthetic tooth selection and tooth setting, processing and finishing the RPD, and soldering of dental alloys.

    Prerequisite(s): DLT 101  and DLT 101LB , or concurrent enrollment.
    Corequisite(s): DLT 105  
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the ability to perform all laboratory steps involved in the fabrication and repair of removable partial dentures.

    Performance Objectives:
    1. Perform infection control procedures on all incoming impressions and prostheses.
    2. Pour and trim preliminary and master models for removable partial dentures (RPDs).
    3. Define terminology associated with removable partial denture prostheses.
    4. Design various RPD frameworks using a preliminary model and a dental surveyor.
    5. Transfer framework design to the master cast and measure undercuts.
    6. Perform block out procedures to eliminate undesirable undercuts.
    7. Identify and explain safety procedures to eliminate undesirable undercuts.
    8. Duplicate a master cast.
    9. Prepare a refractory model.
    10. Identify and explain safety procedures in working with dental waxes.
    11. Fabricate RPD framework pattern on a refractory cast.
    12. Sprue and invest RPD framework for casting.
    13. Identify and explain safety procedures in burning out and alloy casting.
    14. Perform burn out procedures to eliminate wax and prepare molds to receive alloy.
    15. Identify and explain safety procedures in framework recovery and metal finishing.
    16. Perform recovery of framework castings.
    17. Describe the metal finishing and polishing of RPD frameworks.
    18. Set prosthetic teeth in wax trial bases on RPDs.
    19. Process and finish tooth setup on RPD frameworks.
    20. Perform soldered repairs on RPD frameworks.

    Outline:
    1. Evaluation of Preliminary Impressions and Fabrication of Preliminary Models
      1. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Impression evaluation
      4. Gypsum materials selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
      5. Preliminary model trimming and evaluation
    2. Preliminary Model Survey and Removable Partial Denture (RPD) Design
      1. Introduction to terminology associated with RPDs
      2. Theory of clasping teeth
        1. Support
        2. Retention
        3. Bracing
      3. Introduction to dental surveyors
        1. Desirable undercuts
        2. Undesirable undercuts
        3. Path of insertion
      4. Preparation of preliminary RPD design
      5. Discussion of dentists responsibility
        1. Approval of final RPD design
        2. Mouth preparation of patient
    3. Evaluation of Final Impressions and Fabrication of Master Models
      1. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Impression evaluation
      4. Gypsum materials selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
      5. Master model trimming and evaluation
    4. Survey, Design Transfer to Master Model, and Block Out Procedures
      1. Determination of path of insertion
      2. Location and identification of desirable and undesirable undercuts
      3. Design transfer to master model
      4. Blocking out gross undercuts
      5. Blocking out undesirable undercuts
    5. Model Duplication and Refractory Casts
      1. Duplicating materials selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
      2. Production of a mold from master model
      3. Investment material selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
      4. Production of a refractory cast
    6. Creating Wax Pattern for RPD Framework
      1. Dental wax selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
      2. Use of preformed pattern pieces for RPD wax up
    7. Spruing and Investing RPD Frameworks
      1. Introduction to the theory of lost wax and centrifugal casting
      2. Lost wax casting and centrifugal casting safety procedures
      3. Development of a working sprue network
      4. Investment of RPD frameworks
    8. Burnout and Alloy Casting
      1. Gas torch and burnout furnace safety procedures
      2. Introduction to torch flame types
      3. Introduction to alloy melting and conditioning
      4. Burnout and cast RPD frame works
    9. Recovery of RPD Casting
      1. RPD recovery and oxide removal safety procedures
      2. Gross investment removal
      3. Aluminum oxide blasting
    10. Metal Finishing and Polishing
      1. Review of dental lathe, finishing, polishing, and electro polishing safety procedures
      2. Removal of button and sprue network
      3. Blending in sprue attachments
      4. Removing scratches with finer scratches
      5. Creating a hygienic surface
      6. Electro polishing
    11. Occlusion Rims, Prosthetic Tooth Selection, and Tooth Setting
      1. Prosthetic tooth placement and relationship to the edentulous ridge
      2. Baseplate wax manipulation and safety considerations
      3. Anterior tooth selection
        1. Face forms
        2. Shade
        3. Size
        4. Interpretation of dentist’s marking on occlusion rims
        5. Prosthetic tooth composition
      4. Posterior tooth selection
        1. Cusp angle
        2. Shade
        3. Size
        4. Interpretation of dentist’s marking on occlusion rims
        5. Prosthetic tooth composition
      5. Finishing the Wax Denture Base
        1. Gingival contour
        2. Inter-dental papilla
        3. Cuspid eminence
        4. Stippling
    12. Processing the Trial RPD
      1. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Flasking dentures
      4. Boil out and wax elimination
      5. Packing denture mold
        1. Non-autopolymerizing acrylic resin manipulation and safety procedures
        2. Packing
        3. Clamping
        4. Heat processing
    13. Finishing RPDs
      1. Recovery
      2. Remounting of the semi-adjustable articulator
      3. Correcting processing errors
      4. Removing RPD from master cast
      5. Trimming to defined borders
      6. Stippling
      7. High shine
    14. Soldering of Dental Alloys
      1. Electro soldering and gas soldering safety procedures
      2. Matrixes/foils
      3. Fluxes
      4. Finishing


    Effective Term:
    Fall 2016
  
  •  

    DLT 106 - Orthodontic Appliances

    2 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
    2 lecture periods 0 lab periods

    Construction and theory of simple orthodontic appliances. Includes evaluation of preliminary impressions and fabrication of orthodontic study models, model trimming and evaluation, classification of occlusion and malocclusion types, tooth numbering systems and identification. Also includes wrought wire fabrication, application of wire bending skills, fabrication of removable tooth retaining and moving appliances, and fixed space maintaining appliances.

    Prerequisite(s): DLT 101  and DLT 101LB , or concurrent enrollment.
    Corequisite(s): DLT 106LB  
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the ability to perform all laboratory steps involved in the fabrication and repair of both fixes and removable orthodontic appliances.

    Performance Objectives:
    1. Demonstrate how to pour, trim, polish, and evaluate orthodontic study models.
    2. Classify malocclusion and occlusion types.
    3. Interpret orthodontic prescriptions.
    4. Locate specified teeth on permanent, deciduous, and mixed dentition models.
    5. Perform construction of six (6) wire-bending exercises.
    6. Identify, describe, and fabricate various components of orthodontic appliances (i.e. arch wires, clasps, springs).
    7. Construct a maxillary or mandibular retainer with labial or lingual arch wires and duplicate the model(s).
    8. Design maxillary and mandibular appliances and bend the arch wires.
    9. Demonstrate how to fit bands and solder the arch wires.
    10. Design, fabricate, and finish auto-polymerizing acrylic anchorage for various removable orthodontic appliances.
    11. Perform various repairs of auto-polymerizing acrylic anchorage.
    12. Design, fabricate, and finish a single banded space maintainer.
    13. Classify the different types of orthodontic appliances.

    Outline:
    1. Evaluation of Preliminary Impressions and Fabrication of Orthodontic Study Models
      1. Interpretation of orthodontic prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Impression evaluation
      4. Gypsum materials selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
    2. Orthodontic Study Model Trimming and Evaluation
      1. Orthodontic model trimmer operation and safety procedures
      2. Polishing orthodontic study models
    3. Classification of Occlusion and Malocclusion Types 
      1. Class I or normal
      2. Class II or retrognathic
      3. Class III or prognathic
    4. Tooth Numbering Systems and Tooth Identification
      1. Palmer and universal tooth number systems
      2. Adult, deciduous, and mixed dentition
    5. Introduction to Wrought Wire Fabrication
      1. Orthodontic wire selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
      2. Pliers selection
      3. Wire cutting
      4. Wire finishing
      5. Crystalline structure and metal fatigue
      6. Six (6) wire bending exercises
    6. Application of Wire Bending Skills
      1. Identification and categorization of orthodontic appliances
        1. Fixed
        2. Removable
        3. Active
        4. Passive
        5. Myofunctional
      2. Identification of various wrought wire components of orthodontic appliances
      3. Fabrication of various wrought wire components of orthodontic appliances
        1. Springs
        2. Clasps
        3. Arch wires
    7. Fabrication of Removable Tooth Retaining and Tooth Moving Appliances
      1. Contour various types of arch wires, clasps, and springs to fit model
      2. Secure wrought wire components to model
      3. Prepare model for formation of acrylic anchoring
      4. Auto-polymerizing acrylic resin manipulation and safety procedures
      5. Fabrication and finishing of auto-polymerizing acrylic resin anchorage
      6. Perform various auto-polymerizing acrylic repairs
    8. Fabrication of Fixed Space Maintaining Appliances
      1. Selection and seating of preformed band
      2. Contour wrought wire cantilever loop for space maintainer
      3. Position components for soldering
      4. Prepare soldering matrix
      5. Soldering safety procedures
      6. Flux and solder space maintainer
      7. Recover, finish, and polish space maintainer


    Effective Term:
    Fall 2016
  
  •  

    DLT 106LB - Orthodontic Appliances Lab

    1 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 3 lab periods

    This is the Lab portion of DLT 106 . Construction and theory of simple orthodontic appliances. Includes evaluation of preliminary impressions and fabrication of orthodontic study models, model trimming and evaluation, classification of occlusion and malocclusion types, tooth numbering systems and identification. Also includes, wrought wire fabrication, application of wire bending skills, fabrication of removable tooth retaining and moving appliances, and fixed space maintaining appliances.

    Prerequisite(s): DLT 101  DLT 101LB  or concurrent enrollment.
    Corequisite(s): DLT 106  
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the ability to perform all laboratory steps involved in the fabrication and repair of both fixes and removable orthodontic appliances.

    Performance Objectives:
    1. Demonstrate how to pour, trim, polish, and evaluate orthodontic study models.
    2. Classify malocclusion and occlusion types.
    3. Interpret orthodontic prescriptions.
    4. Locate specified teeth on permanent, deciduous, and mixed dentition models.
    5. Perform construction of six (6) wire-bending exercises.
    6. Identify, describe, and fabricate various components of orthodontic appliances (i.e. arch wires, clasps, springs).
    7. Construct a maxillary or mandibular retainer with labial or lingual arch wires and duplicate the model(s).
    8. Design maxillary and mandibular appliances and bend the arch wires.
    9. Demonstrate how to fit bands and solder the arch wires.
    10. Design, fabricate, and finish auto-polymerizing acrylic anchorage for various removable orthodontic appliances.
    11. Perform various repairs of auto-polymerizing acrylic anchorage.
    12. Design, fabricate, and finish a single banded space maintainer.
    13. Classify the different types of orthodontic appliances.

    Outline:
    1. Evaluation of Preliminary Impressions and Fabrication of Orthodontic Study Models
      1. Interpretation of orthodontic prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Impression evaluation
      4. Gypsum materials selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
    2. Orthodontic Study Model Trimming and Evaluation
      1. Orthodontic model trimmer operation and safety procedures
      2. Polishing orthodontic study models
    3. Classification of Occlusion and Malocclusion Types 
      1. Class I or normal
      2. Class II or retrognathic
      3. Class III or prognathic
    4. Tooth Numbering Systems and Tooth Identification
      1. Palmer and universal tooth number systems
      2. Adult, deciduous, and mixed dentition
    5. Introduction to Wrought Wire Fabrication
      1. Orthodontic wire selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
      2. Pliers selection
      3. Wire cutting
      4. Wire finishing
      5. Crystalline structure and metal fatigue
      6. Six (6) wire bending exercises
    6. Application of Wire Bending Skills
      1. Identification and categorization of orthodontic appliances
        1. Fixed
        2. Removable
        3. Active
        4. Passive
        5. Myofunctional
      2. Identification of various wrought wire components of orthodontic appliances
      3. Fabrication of various wrought wire components of orthodontic appliances
        1. Springs
        2. Clasps
        3. Arch wires
    7. Fabrication of Removable Tooth Retaining and Tooth Moving Appliances
      1. Contour various types of arch wires, clasps, and springs to fit model
      2. Secure wrought wire components to model
      3. Prepare model for formation of acrylic anchoring
      4. Auto-polymerizing acrylic resin manipulation and safety procedures
      5. Fabrication and finishing of auto-polymerizing acrylic resin anchorage
      6. Perform various auto-polymerizing acrylic repairs
    8. Fabrication of Fixed Space Maintaining Appliances
      1. Selection and seating of preformed band
      2. Contour wrought wire cantilever loop for space maintainer
      3. Position components for soldering
      4. Prepare soldering matrix
      5. Soldering safety procedures
      6. Flux and solder space maintainer
      7. Recover, finish, and polish space maintainer


    Effective Term:
    Fall 2016
  
  •  

    DLT 108 - Laboratory Management

    3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
    3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

    Examination of the principles of dental laboratory management. Includes blood borne pathogens, infection control guidelines and procedures, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations for dental laboratories. Also includes post exposure plan, legal and ethical aspects of the industry, history of dentistry, National Association of Dental Laboratories, and establishing a dental laboratory.

    Prerequisite(s): DLT 101  and DLT 101LB , or concurrent enrollment.
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Develop a business plan for the establishment of a dental laboratory to include hazard communication, infection control, inventory control, and financial plans.

    Performance Objectives:
    1. Demonstrate proper infection control procedures for the dental laboratory.
    2. Identify blood borne pathogens.
    3. Perform “Universal Precautions”.
    4. Discuss infection control guidelines and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
    5. Describe blood borne pathogen exposure and post exposure plan.
    6. Discuss legal and ethical aspects of the dental laboratory industry.
    7. Identify and outline historical events and development leading up to the modern dental laboratory industry.
    8. Describe the process of becoming a Certified Dental Technician (CDT).
    9. Describe the requirements for a Certified Dental Laboratory (CDL).
    10. Create a manufacturers safety data sheet (MSDS) folder.
    11. Interpret product warning labels and create secondary product container labels for laboratory chemicals.
    12. Demonstrate the proper application of personal protective equipment (PPE’s).
    13. Demonstrate the safe and proper use and disposal of sharps and other hazardous materials.
    14. Describe the steps involved in establishing a dental laboratory.

    Outline:
    1. Blood Borne Pathogens
    2. Infection Control Guidelines/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulations for Dental Laboratories
      1. Employee’s right to know
      2. Manufacturers Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
      3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s)
      4. Secondary container labeling
      5. Sharp and hazardous material disposal
    3. Post Exposure Plan
    4. Infection Control Procedures for the Dental Laboratory
      1. “Universal precautions”
      2. Disinfect
        1. Incoming impressions from the dental office
        2. Surfaces throughout the dental laboratory
        3. Dental appliances and restorations
        4. Work areas
        5. Abrasives and tools
        6. Pumice
        7. Work leaving the laboratory
      3. Avoidance of cross contamination
    5. Legal and Ethical Aspects of the Dental Laboratory Industry
      1. Role of the dental laboratory as it relates to dentistry
      2. Requirements of a dental prescription or work authorization
      3. Recording keeping requirements
      4. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and impacts on the dental laboratory
      5. Material selection and American Dental Association (ADA) approved restorative materials
      6. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation
    6. History of Dentistry
      1. Ancient
      2. Middle Ages
      3. 18th Century
      4. Pierre Fauchard – father of modern dentistry
      5. 19th Century
      6. First industrial type dental laboratory
      7. 20th Century
    7. National Association of Dental Laboratories/National Board for Certification
      1. Becoming a Certified Dental Technician (CDT)
      2. Certification of dental laboratories/Certified Dental Laboratories (CDL)
    8. Develop a Dental Laboratory Business Plan
      1. Address laws and regulations governing the establishment of a dental laboratory
      2. Identify suitable locations
      3. Design dental laboratory floor plan
      4. List equipment required to start a dental laboratory
      5. Identify possible funding sources for starting a dental laboratory
      6. Include operational elements to include, hazard communication, safety, infection control and inventory control


    Effective Term:
    Fall 2016
  
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    DLT 201 - Dental Laboratory I

    2 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
    2 lecture periods 0 lab periods

    Introduction to the principles and techniques used in the dental laboratory. Includes fabrication and articulation of removable die models, spruing, investing, and casting crown and bridge patterns. Also includes repairs, soldering, and functional occlusion in wax crown, bridge patterns, crown metal castings, and bridge metal castings.

    Prerequisite(s): DLT 101  and DLT 101LB .
    Corequisite(s): DLT 201LB  
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the ability to perform all steps required to fabricate removable die models for the fabrication of fixed crown and bridge work.
    2. Demonstrate the ability to perform soldered repairs to fix crown and bridge work.

    Performance Objectives:
    1. Perform asepsis procedures on incoming impressions.
    2. Discuss relative advantages and disadvantages of various crown and bridge impression materials.
    3. Identify the different types of stock and custom trays used in crown and bridge.
    4. Perform fabrication of removable die models.
    5. Demonstrate how to mount removable die models on various articulators.
    6. Describe the different types of die construction.
    7. Develop functional occlusion in wax crown and bridge patterns.
    8. Refine functional occlusion in crown and bridge casting.
    9. Discuss the principals of metal flow during centrifugal casting.
    10. Construct sprue networks in wax.
    11. Identify, diagnose, and correct miscasts.
    12. Demonstrate how to adjust the fit of castings through the manipulation of expansion.
    13. Construct a soldering matrix.
    14. Perform basic soldered repairs to cast crowns and bridges.

    Outline:
    1. Fabrication of Removable Die Models
      1. Prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      3. Types of impression materials and special handling requirements
      4. Types of impression trays/advantages and disadvantages of each
      5. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      6. Evaluation of impressions and common distortions
      7. Gypsum materials selection, manipulation and safety procedures
      8. Non-gypsum die materials
      9.       Recover and evaluate casts
      10. Grind, pin, and base casts
      11. Section, bulk trim, and refine margin
    2. Articulation of Removable Die Models
      1. Articulator types and selection
      2. Advantages and disadvantage of various articulators
      3. Pin access
      4. Use of bites
      5. Articulators as an approximation of the temporal mandibular join (TMJ)
    3. Functional Occlusion in Wax Crown and Bridge Patterns
      1. Identification and selection of dental waxes
      2. Safe heating and use of dental wax
      3. Correcting for wax discrepancies
      4. Articulator movements vs. TMJ movements
      5. Occlusal contacts
      6. Use of articulating film or ribbon
    4. Functional Occlusion in Crown and Bridge Metal Castings
      1. Correcting for casting discrepancies
      2. Articulator movements vs. TMJ movements
      3. Occlusal contacts
      4. Use of articulating film or ribbon
    5. Spruing, Investing, and Casting Crown and Bridge Patterns
      1. Burnout, torch, centrifugal metal casting, techniques, and safety procedures
      2. Physics principals of metal flow during centrifugal metal casting
      3. Lost wax casting basics
      4. Design and construction of a wax sprue network
      5. Diagnosis and correction of miscasts
      6. Manipulation of expansion to correct for metal shrinkage
    6. Repairs and Soldering
      1. Burnout, torch, techniques, and safety procedures
      2. Matrixes and foils
      3. Fluxes
      4. Solder flow
      5. Basic repairs for fixed dental restorations


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2017/18
  
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    DLT 201LB - Dental Laboratory I Lab

    1 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 3 lab periods

    This is the Lab portion of DLT 201 . Introduction to the principles and techniques used in the dental laboratory. Includes fabrication and articulation of removable die models, spruing, investing, and casting crown and bridge patterns. Also includes repairs, soldering, and functional occlusion in wax crown, bridge patterns, crown metal castings, and bridge metal castings.

    Prerequisite(s): DLT 101  and DLT 101LB  
    Corequisite(s): DLT 201  
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the ability to perform all steps required to fabricate removable die models for the fabrication of fixed crown and bridge work.
    2. Demonstrate the ability to perform soldered repairs to fix crown and bridge work.

    Performance Objectives:
    1. Perform asepsis procedures on incoming impressions.
    2. Discuss relative advantages and disadvantages of various crown and bridge impression materials.
    3. Identify the different types of stock and custom trays used in crown and bridge.
    4. Perform fabrication of removable die models.
    5. Demonstrate how to mount removable die models on various articulators.
    6. Describe the different types of die construction.
    7. Develop functional occlusion in wax crown and bridge patterns.
    8. Refine functional occlusion in crown and bridge casting.
    9. Discuss the principals of metal flow during centrifugal casting.
    10. Construct sprue networks in wax.
    11. Identify, diagnose, and correct miscasts.
    12. Demonstrate how to adjust the fit of castings through the manipulation of expansion.
    13. Construct a soldering matrix.
    14. Perform basic soldered repairs to cast crowns and bridges.

    Outline:
    1. Fabrication of Removable Die Models
      1. Prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      3. Types of impression materials and special handling requirements
      4. Types of impression trays/advantages and disadvantages of each
      5. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      6. Evaluation of impressions and common distortions
      7. Gypsum materials selection, manipulation and safety procedures
      8. Non-gypsum die materials
      9.        Recover and evaluate casts
      10. Grind, pin, and base casts
      11. Section, bulk trim, and refine margin
    2. Articulation of Removable Die Models
    3. Articulator types and selection
      1. Advantages and disadvantage of various articulators
      2. Pin access
      3. Use of bites
      4. Articulators as an approximation of the temporal mandibular join (TMJ)
    4. Functional Occlusion in Wax Crown and Bridge Patterns
      1. Identification and selection of dental waxes
      2. Safe heating and use of dental wax
      3. Correcting for wax discrepancies
      4. Articulator movements vs. TMJ movements
      5. Occlusal contacts
      6. Use of articulating film or ribbon
    5. Functional Occlusion in Crown and Bridge Metal Castings
      1. Correcting for casting discrepancies
      2. Articulator movements vs. TMJ movements
      3. Occlusal contacts
      4. Use of articulating film or ribbon
    6. Spruing, Investing, and Casting Crown and Bridge Patterns
      1. Burnout, torch, centrifugal metal casting, techniques, and safety procedures
      2. Physics principals of metal flow during centrifugal metal casting
      3. Lost wax casting basics
      4. Design and construction of a wax sprue network
      5. Diagnosis and correction of miscasts
      6. Manipulation of expansion to correct for metal shrinkage
    7. Repairs and Soldering
      1. Burnout, torch, techniques, and safety procedures
      2. Matrixes and foils
      3. Fluxes
      4. Solder flow
      5. Basic repairs for fixed dental restorations


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2017/18
  
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    DLT 202 - Dental Metallurgy

    3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
    3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

    Examination of metals currently used by the dental technician. Includes introduction to dental alloys (e.g. physical and chemical properties); weights, measures, and calculations; metal sensitivities and allergies. Also includes alloy processing; equipment calibration; metal treatment and torch techniques; electro-polisher and electrolyte solution operation; and safety procedures.

    Prerequisite(s): DLT 101  and DLT 101LB .
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Make appropriate selections and safely manipulate dental alloys to meet specific restorative requirements.

    Performance Objectives:
    1. Identify states of matter, as they relate to dental materials.
    2. Describe and demonstrate physical and mechanical properties of metal.
    3. Use specific gravity to calculate alloy requirements for a given wax pattern.
    4. Demonstrate using a troy system, weigh a casting and calculate the cost of the casting.
    5. Estimate the temperature of an alloy by color, starting at dull red.
    6. Describe processes used in the manufacture of dental alloys.
    7. List metals commonly occurring in dental alloys and how they affect the working characteristics.
    8. Explain the relationship of crystal structures to mechanical properties.
    9. Demonstrate methods of manipulating grain size in an alloy.
    10. Discuss how to relieve work hardening by annealing dental alloys.
    11. Perform calculations to compare carat, fineness, and percentage, for a given precious alloy.
    12. List the melt temperatures for pure gold and pure silver.
    13. Demonstrate the safe use of a casting torch.
    14. Describe a reducing and oxidizing flame and describe their affect on dental alloy.
    15. Demonstrate how to light a casting torch, adjust a reducing flame, and indicate the correct part of the flame for alloy melting.
    16. Compare and contrast the processes of electro-polishing and electro-plating.
    17. Describe the scrap refining process and how a laboratory would select a company to perform this service.
    18. List alloys that may contain metals that can cause allergies in some patients.
    19. List metals that are common causes of metal allergies.

    Outline:
    1. Introduction to Dental Alloys
      1. American Dental Association (ADA) specifications
      2. Properties of matter
      3. Precautions for handling materials, hazardous substances, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations
      4. Safe use of laboratory equipment
    2. Physical and Chemical Properties of Dental Alloys
      1. Hardness
      2. Ductility
      3. Malleability
      4. Specific gravity
      5. Elasticity
      6. Elastic limit
      7. Elongation
      8. Grain size
      9. Melt range
      10. Fusion temperature
      11. Deformation of metal
      12. Annealing                   
    3. Weights, Measures, and Calculations
      1. Carat system
      2. Fineness system
      3. Percentages
      4. Troy system
      5. Metric system
      6. Cost calculation
      7. Wax to gold casting calculation
    4. Alloy Processing
      1. Manufacturing
      2. Dental alloy scrap and refining
      3. Characteristics of constituent metals and their effect on dental alloys
      4. Melting alloy vs. pure metal
      5. Visual estimation of metal temperature
      6. Work hardening
      7. Grain structure
      8. Grain growth
      9. Annealing
    5. Equipment Calibration
      1. Melt temperature of pure gold
      2. Melt temperature of pure silver
      3. Temperature calibration procedures
    6. Metal Treatment and Torch Techniques
      1. Gas torch, burnout furnace, and centrifugal casting machine operation and safety procedures
      2. Oxidizing and reducing torch flames
      3. Flame zones
      4. Casting
      5. Soldering and welding
    7. Electro-Polisher and Electrolyte Solution Operation and Safety Procedures
      1. Cathodes
      2. Anodes
      3. Amperage
      4. Metal removal and deposition plating vs. polishing
    8. Metal Sensitivities and Allergies
      1. Metals commonly acknowledged as sources of allergies
      2. Dental alloys that can contain allergy causing metals
      3. Alloy alternatives
      4. Reactions of dissimilar metals in the oral environment


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2017/18
  
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    DLT 203 - Fixed Bridgework

    1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours
    1 lecture period 0 lab periods

    Construction of fixed single tooth restorations and bridgework. Includes prescriptions and work authorizations, fixed restoration design, and preparation requirements. Also includes waxing, seating, finishing, evaluation of fixed single tooth restorations, and bridgework castings.

    Prerequisite(s): DLT 101  and DLT 101LB , or concurrent enrollment.
    Corequisite(s): DLT 203LB  
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the ability to perform all laboratory steps involved in the fabrication of full cast fixed crowns and bridges.

    Performance Objectives:
    1. Interpret prescriptions and work authorizations for fixed single tooth restorations and bridges.
    2. Perform asepsis procedures of incoming impressions and restorations.
    3. Design and identify various fixed single tooth restorations and bridges.
    4. Identify various preparation designs and evaluate their suitability using articulated casts.
    5. Classify fixed single tooth restorations and bridgework.
    6. Perform articulation of removable die models on semi-adjustable and hinge type articulators.
    7. Demonstrate how to wax fixed single tooth restorations and fixed bridgework.
    8. Design various pontics (tooth replacements) for fixed bridgework.
    9. Design hygienic connectors for fixed bridgework.
    10. Demonstrate how to splint abutments to support fixed bridgework.
    11. Seat and metal finish raw casting to articulated models.
    12. Demonstrate margin burnishing.
    13. Perform the adjustment of mesial and distal contacts.
    14. Perform the adjustment of casting for occlusal discrepancies.
    15. Evaluate and adjust the fit of fixed single tooth restorations and bridges.
    16. Describe and confirm fit on an unaltered cast.

    Outline:
    1. Prescriptions and Work Authorizations
      1. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Impression evaluation
      4. Gypsum materials selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
    2. Fixed Restoration Designs
      1. Inlays and inlay classification
      2. Onlays
      3. ¾ crowns
      4. Full crowns
      5. Splints
      6. Span bridges
      7. Cantilever bridges
      8. Pontics
      9. Connectors
      10. Hygienic considerations
    3. Fixed Restoration and Preparation Requirements
      1. Margin design
      2. Articulation and occlusal clearance
      3. Abutment parallelism and draw
    4. Waxing Fixed Single Tooth Restorations and Bridgework
      1. Inlays and inlay classification
      2. Onlays
      3. ¾ crowns
      4. Span bridges
      5. Cantilever bridges
      6. Pontics
    5. Seating and Finishing Fixed Single Tooth Restorations and Bridgework Castings
      1. Internal fit to dies
      2. Mesial and distal contacts
      3. Functional occlusal contacts
      4. Rock free fitting across abutments
      5. Pontic to ridge adaptation
      6. Articulating ribbons, films, and disclosers
      7. Burnishing margins
    6. Evaluation of Fixed Single Tooth Restorations and Bridgework Castings
      1. Use of unaltered casts
      2. Internal fit to dies
      3. Mesial and distal contacts
      4. Functional occlusal contacts
      5. Rock free fitting across abutments
      6. Pontic to ridge adaptation
      7. Articulating ribbons, films, and disclosers
      8. Burnishing margins


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2017/18
  
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    DLT 203LB - Fixed Bridgework Lab

    3 Credits, 9 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 9 lab periods

    This is the Lab portion of DLT 203 . Construction of fixed single tooth restorations and bridgework. Includes prescriptions and work authorizations, fixed restoration design, and preparation requirements. Also includes waxing, seating, finishing, evaluation of fixed single tooth restorations, and bridgework castings.

    Prerequisite(s): DLT 101  and DLT 101LB , or concurrent enrollment.
    Corequisite(s): DLT 203  
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the ability to perform all laboratory steps involved in the fabrication of full cast fixed crowns and bridges.

    Performance Objectives:
    1. Interpret prescriptions and work authorizations for fixed single tooth restorations and bridges.
    2. Perform asepsis procedures of incoming impressions and restorations.
    3. Design and identify various fixed single tooth restorations and bridges.
    4. Identify various preparation designs and evaluate their suitability using articulated casts.
    5. Classify fixed single tooth restorations and bridgework.
    6. Perform articulation of removable die models on semi-adjustable and hinge type articulators.
    7. Demonstrate how to wax fixed single tooth restorations and fixed bridgework.
    8. Design various pontics (tooth replacements) for fixed bridgework.
    9. Design hygienic connectors for fixed bridgework.
    10. Demonstrate how to splint abutments to support fixed bridgework.
    11. Seat and metal finish raw casting to articulated models.
    12. Demonstrate margin burnishing.
    13. Perform the adjustment of mesial and distal contacts.
    14. Perform the adjustment of casting for occlusal discrepancies.
    15. Evaluate and adjust the fit of fixed single tooth restorations and bridges.
    16. Describe and confirm fit on an unaltered cast.

    Outline:
    1. Prescriptions and Work Authorizations
      1. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Impression evaluation
      4. Gypsum materials selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
    2. Fixed Restoration Designs
      1. Inlays and inlay classification
      2. Onlays
      3. ¾ crowns
      4. Full crowns
      5. Splints
      6. Span bridges
      7. Cantilever bridges
      8. Pontics
      9. Connectors
      10. Hygienic considerations
    3. Fixed Restoration and Preparation Requirements
      1. Margin design
      2. Articulation and occlusal clearance
      3. Abutment parallelism and draw
    4. Waxing Fixed Single Tooth Restorations and Bridgework
      1. Inlays and inlay classification
      2. Onlays
      3. ¾ crowns
      4. Span bridges
      5. Cantilever bridges
      6. Pontics
    5. Seating and Finishing Fixed Single Tooth Restorations and Bridgework Castings
      1. Internal fit to dies
      2. Mesial and distal contacts
      3. Functional occlusal contacts
      4. Rock free fitting across abutments
      5. Pontic to ridge adaptation
      6. Articulating ribbons, films, and disclosers
      7. Burnishing margins
    6. Evaluation of Fixed Single Tooth Restorations and Bridgework Castings
      1. Use of unaltered casts
      2. Internal fit to dies
      3. Mesial and distal contacts
      4. Functional occlusal contacts
      5. Rock free fitting across abutments
      6. Pontic to ridge adaptation
      7. Articulating ribbons, films, and disclosers
      8. Burnishing margins


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2017/18
  
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    DLT 204 - Dental Laboratory II

    2 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
    2 lecture periods 0 lab periods

    Continuation of DLT 201 . Principles and techniques used in the dental laboratory. Includes physics of light, color theory, edodontically treated teeth, reduction copings, attachments, application of dental attachments, swing lock retention for removable partial dentures, and semi precision attachment in a bridge.

    Prerequisite(s): DLT 108 , DLT 201 , DLT 201LB , DLT 202 , DLT 203 , DLT 203LB  
    Corequisite(s): DLT 204LB  
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the ability to mix pigment to arrive at a desired color through the manipulation of hue, chroma, and value.
    2. Demonstrate the ability to perform all laboratory steps involved in dealing with underprepared teeth, nonparallel abutments, and the placement of semi-precision attachments.

    Performance Objectives:
    1. Describe and define terminology related to color theory.
    2. Demonstrate how to mix pigments to create a value scale, secondary hues, and manipulate chroma.
    3. Identify the basic principles of the physics of light as it related to pigments and dental porcelains.
    4. Perform the fabrication of post crowns and post and cores for endodontically treated teeth.
    5. Develop strategies to deal with under prepared teeth.
    6. Demonstrate how to fabricate reduction copings.
    7. Discuss intracoronal and extracoronal attachments.
    8. Describe the use of a semi-precision attachment on bridges with nonparallel abutments.
    9. Identify a stress breaker.
    10. Describe the use of attachments as abutments for removable partial dentures.
    11. Discuss swing lock retention for removable partial dentures.
    12. Demonstrate how to survey and place a semi-precision attachment

    Outline:
    1. Physics of Light
      1. Transmission
      2. Absorption
      3. Reflection
      4. Refraction
    2. Color Theory
      1. Additive color theory
      2. Subtractive color
      3. Hue, chroma, and value
      4. Pigment mixing exercises
    3. Endodontically Treated Teeth
      1. Prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      3. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      4. Gypsum materials selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
      5. Model and die procedures
      6. Articulation
      7. Post crown
      8. Post and core
      9. Indirect waxing
      10. Direct waxing
    4. Reduction Copings
      1. Prescription and work authorizations
      2. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      3. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      4. Gypsum materials selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
      5. Model and die procedures
      6. Articulation
      7. Communication with treating dentist
      8. Strategies in correcting insufficient preparation reduction
      9. Reduction coping fabrication
    5. Attachments
      1. Intracoronal
      2. Extracoronal
    6. Application of Dental Attachments
      1. Nonparallel bridge abutments
      2. Stress broken bridges
      3. Retention for removable partial dentures
    7. Swing Lock Retention for Removable Partial Dentures
      1. Indications
      2. Procedures
    8. Survey and Place a Semi-Precision Attachment in a Bridge
      1. Prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      3. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      4. Gypsum materials selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
      5. Model and die procedures
      6. Articulation
      7. Survey
      8. Waxing procedures
      9. Attachment placement
      10. Investing procedures
      11. Casting
      12. Recovery
      13. Seating finishing


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2017/18
  
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    DLT 204LB - Dental Laboratory II Lab

    1 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 3 lab periods

    Continuation of DLT 201 , this is the Lab portion of DLT 204 . Principles and techniques used in the dental laboratory. Includes physics of light, color theory, endodontically treated teeth, reduction copings, attachments, application of dental attachments, swing lock retention for removable partial dentures, and semi-precision attachment in a bridge.

    Prerequisite(s): DLT 108 , DLT 201 , DLT 201LB , DLT 202 , DLT 203 , DLT 203LB  
    Corequisite(s): DLT 204  
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the ability to mix pigment to arrive at a desired color through the manipulation of hue, chroma, and value.
    2. Demonstrate the ability to perform all laboratory steps involved in dealing with underprepared teeth, nonparallel abutments, and the placement of semi-precision attachments.

    Performance Objectives:
    1. Describe and define terminology related to color theory.
    2. Demonstrate how to mix pigments to create a value scale, secondary hues, and manipulate chroma.
    3. Identify the basic principles of the physics of light as it related to pigments and dental porcelains.
    4. Perform the fabrication of post crowns and post and cores for endodontically treated teeth.
    5. Develop strategies to deal with under prepared teeth.
    6. Demonstrate how to fabricate reduction copings.
    7. Discuss intracoronal and extracoronal attachments.
    8. Describe the use of a semi-precision attachment on bridges with nonparallel abutments.
    9. Identify a stress breaker.
    10. Describe the use of attachments as abutments for removable partial dentures.
    11. Discuss swing lock retention for removable partial dentures.
    12. Demonstrate how to survey and place a semi-precision attachment.

    Outline:
    1. Physics of Light
      1. Transmission
      2. Absorption
      3. Reflection
      4. Refraction
    2. Color Theory
      1. Additive color theory
      2. Subtractive color
      3. Hue, chroma, and value
      4. Pigment mixing exercises
    3. Endodontically Treated Teeth
      1. Prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      3. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      4. Gypsum materials selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
      5. Model and die procedures
      6. Articulation
      7. Post crown
      8. Post and core
      9. Indirect waxing
      10. Direct waxing
    4. Reduction Copings
      1. Prescription and work authorizations
      2. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      3. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      4. Gypsum materials selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
      5. Model and die procedures
      6. Articulation
      7. Communication with treating dentist
      8. Strategies in correcting insufficient preparation reduction
      9. Reduction coping fabrication
    5. Attachments
      1. Intracoronal
      2. Extracoronal
    6. Application of Dental Attachments
      1. Nonparallel bridge abutments
      2. Stress broken bridges
      3. Retention for removable partial dentures
    7. Swing Lock Retention for Removable Partial Dentures
      1. Indications
      2. Procedures
    8. Survey and Place a Semi-Precision Attachment in a Bridge
      1. Prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      3. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      4. Gypsum materials selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
      5. Model and die procedures
      6. Articulation
      7. Survey
      8. Waxing procedures
      9. Attachment placement
      10. Investing procedures
      11. Casting
      12. Recovery
      13. Seating finishing


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2017/18
  
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    DLT 206 - Dental Ceramics

    2 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
    2 lecture periods 0 lab periods

    Introduction to porcelain fused to metal techniques. Includes prescriptions and work authorizations; porcelain fused to metal restoration designs and preparation requirements; design, wax-up, and finishing of porcelain fused to metal substructure; metal conditioning; and building ceramic restorations. Also includes porcelain furnace operation, contouring fired porcelain, finishing, and soldering.

    Prerequisite(s): DLT 108 , DLT 202 , DLT 203 , and DLT 203LB  
    Corequisite(s): DLT 206LB  
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the ability to perform all steps involved in the fabrication of porcelain fused to metal crowns and bridges.
    2. Demonstrate the ability to perform all steps involved in the repair of PFM substructure both pre and post porcelain application.

    Performance Objectives:
    1. Interpret prescriptions and work authorizations for porcelain fused to metal restorations.
    2. Perform asepsis procedures of incoming impressions and restorations.
    3. Design metal substructures for porcelain fused to metal restorations.
    4. Create wax patterns for porcelain fused to metal restorations.
    5. Discuss functional characteristics of vitreous ceramics.
    6. Describe areas of possible porcelain failure and corrections in the substructure.
    7. Demonstrate how to wax pattern fabrication for porcelain fused to metal.
    8. Perform metal finishing of metal frameworks.
    9. Demonstrate how to condition metal surfaces to maximize ceramo-metal bonding.
    10. Discuss how to layer ceramics to correct contour.
    11. Demonstrate how to fire porcelain fused to metal restorations.
    12. Construct, fabricate, and finish porcelain margins.
    13. Prepare and contour fired porcelain.
    14. Expand and add on porcelain to correct for shrinkage.
    15. Prepare, stain, and glaze porcelain fused to metal restorations.
    16. Demonstrate how to polish exposed metal.
    17. Construct a soldering matrix.
    18. Perform pre-soldering repairs to porcelain fused to metal substructures.
    19. Perform post-soldering repairs to porcelain fused to metal bridges.
    20. Describe the process of dental porcelain and identify material comprising dental porcelains.

    Outline:
    1. Prescriptions and Work Authorizations
      1. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Impression evaluation
      4. Gypsum materials selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
    2. Porcelain Fused to Metal Restoration Designs
      1. Full crowns
      2. Splints
      3. Span bridges
      4. Cantilever bridges
      5. Pontics
      6. Connectors
      7. Hygienic considerations
      8. Limitations of vitreous dental ceramics and fracture avoidance
    3. Porcelain Fused to Metal Restoration Preparation Requirements
      1. Margin design metal support and porcelain shoulders
      2. Articulation and occlusal clearance
      3. Abutment parallelism and draw
    4. Design and Wax-Up of Porcelain Fused to Metal Substructure
      1. Coping thickness
      2. Metal support of porcelain
      3. Metal lingual and occlusion
      4. Porcelain butt joint
      5. Pontics and connectors
    5. Metal Finishing of Porcelain Fused to Metal Substructure
      1. Coping thickness
      2. Metal support of porcelain
      3. Metal lingual and occlusion
      4. Porcelain butt joint margins
      5. Pontics and connectors
    6. Metal Conditioning to Enhance Ceramo-Metal Bonding
      1. How porcelain bonds to metal
      2. Contouring
      3. Surface treatment
      4. Degassing
      5. Air abrasion
      6. Cleaning
    7. Building Ceramic Restorations
      1. Opaque
      2. Body
      3. Incisal
      4. Internal characterization
      5. Stains and glazes
    8. Porcelain Furnace Operation
      1. Porcelain furnace operation and safety
      2. Programming
      3. Firing cycles
      4. Atmosphere in furnace
      5. Furnace calibration
    9. Contouring Fired Porcelain
      1. Aesthetics
      2. Occlusion and contacts
      3. Porcelain adds to correct for shrinkage
    10. Finishing Porcelain Fused to Metal Restorations
      1. Polishing exposed metal
      2. Final seating
    11. Pre-and Post-Soldering
      1. Burnout, torch, techniques, and safety procedures
      2. Matrixes and foils
      3. Fluxes
      4. Solder selection
      5. Solder flow
      6. Soldering in a porcelain furnace


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2017/18
  
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    DLT 206LB - Dental Ceramics Lab

    2 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 6 lab periods

    This is the Lab portion of DLT 206 . Introduction to porcelain fused to metal techniques. Includes prescriptions and work authorizations; porcelain fused to metal restoration designs and preparation requirements; design, wax-up, and finishing of porcelain fused to metal substructure; metal conditioning; and building ceramic restorations. Also includes porcelain furnace operation, contouring fired porcelain, finishing, and soldering.

    Prerequisite(s): DLT 104LB , DLT 104 , DLT 108 , DLT 202 , DLT 203 , and DLT 203LB  
    Corequisite(s): DLT 206  
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the ability to perform all steps involved in the fabrication of porcelain fused to metal crowns and bridges.
    2. Demonstrate the ability to perform all steps involved in the repair of PFM substructure both pre and post porcelain application.

    Performance Objectives:
    1. Interpret prescriptions and work authorizations for porcelain fused to metal restorations.
    2. Perform asepsis procedures of incoming impressions and restorations.
    3. Design metal substructures for porcelain fused to metal restorations.
    4. Create wax patterns for porcelain fused to metal restorations.
    5. Discuss functional characteristics of vitreous ceramics.
    6. Describe areas of possible porcelain failure and corrections in the substructure.
    7. Demonstrate how to wax pattern fabrication for porcelain fused to metal.
    8. Perform metal finishing of metal frameworks.
    9. Demonstrate how to condition metal surfaces to maximize ceramo-metal bonding.
    10. Discuss how to layer ceramics to correct contour.
    11. Demonstrate how to fire porcelain fused to metal restorations.
    12. Construct, fabricate, and finish porcelain margins.
    13. Prepare and contour fired porcelain.
    14. Expand and add on porcelain to correct for shrinkage.
    15. Prepare, stain, and glaze porcelain fused to metal restorations.
    16. Demonstrate how to polish exposed metal.
    17. Construct a soldering matrix.
    18. Perform pre-soldering repairs to porcelain fused to metal substructures.
    19. Perform post-soldering repairs to porcelain fused to metal bridges.
    20. Describe the process of dental porcelain and identify material comprising dental porcelains.

    Outline:
    1. Prescriptions and Work Authorizations
      1. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
      2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
      3. Impression evaluation
      4. Gypsum materials selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
    2. Porcelain Fused to Metal Restoration Designs
      1. Full crowns
      2. Splints
      3. Span bridges
      4. Cantilever bridges
      5. Pontics
      6. Connectors
      7. Hygienic considerations
      8. Limitations of vitreous dental ceramics and fracture avoidance
    3. Porcelain Fused to Metal Restoration Preparation Requirements
      1. Margin design metal support and porcelain shoulders
      2. Articulation and occlusal clearance
      3. Abutment parallelism and draw
    4. Design and Wax-Up of Porcelain Fused to Metal Substructure
      1. Coping thickness
      2. Metal support of porcelain
      3. Metal lingual and occlusion
      4. Porcelain butt joint
      5. Pontics and connectors
    5. Metal Finishing of Porcelain Fused to Metal Substructure
      1. Coping thickness
      2. Metal support of porcelain
      3. Metal lingual and occlusion
      4. Porcelain butt joint margins
      5. Pontics and connectors
    6. Metal Conditioning to Enhance Ceramo-Metal Bonding
      1. How porcelain bonds to metal
      2. Contouring
      3. Surface treatment
      4. Degassing
      5. Air abrasion
      6. Cleaning
    7. Building Ceramic Restorations
      1. Opaque
      2. Body
      3. Incisal
      4. Internal characterization
      5. Stains and glazes
    8. Porcelain Furnace Operation
      1. Porcelain furnace operation and safety
      2. Programming
      3. Firing cycles
      4. Atmosphere in furnace
      5. Furnace calibration
    9. Contouring Fired Porcelain
      1. Aesthetics
      2. Occlusion and contacts
      3. Porcelain adds to correct for shrinkage
    10. Finishing Porcelain Fused to Metal Restorations
      1. Polishing exposed metal
      2. Final seating
    11. Pre-and Post-Soldering
      1. Burnout, torch, techniques, and safety procedures
      2. Matrixes and foils
      3. Fluxes
      4. Solder selection
      5. Solder flow
      6. Soldering in a porcelain furnace


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2017/18
  
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    DLT 207 - Advanced Dental Laboratory Technology

    2 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
    2 lecture periods 0 lab periods

    Application of dental laboratory techniques at the advanced level. Includes full dentures, partial dentures, crown and bridge, dental ceramics, and orthodontics.

    Prerequisite(s):  DLT 104 , DLT 104LB , DLT 108 , DLT 202 , DLT 203LB , DLT 203 , and DLT 203LB  
    Corequisite(s): DLT 207LB  
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the concepts and techniques acquired in previous dental laboratory technology courses and apply that experience to the construction of more advanced dental work.
    2. Develop and properly prepare various dental appliances with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, and resources.
    3. Discuss the current and future direction and advancements made in the field of dental laboratory technology.
    4. Identify the various associations and agencies in the dental laboratory technology industry and their areas of responsibility.

    Outline:
    1. Advanced Full Dentures
      1. Proper asepsis procedures at each step
      2. Skills learned in other DLT courses
      3. Performing laboratory procedures
      4. Sequence tasks to maximize efficiency
      5. Multiple cases in minimum amount of time
      6. Trends in Dental Laboratory Technology
      7. Fabrication of advanced appliances/prosthesis approved by instructor
      8. National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL)
      9. Dental Appliance Manufacturers Audit Scheme (DAMAS)
      10. International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
      11. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Quality System/Good Manufacturing Practices (QS/GMP)
    2. Advanced Partial Dentures
      1. Proper asepsis procedures at each step
      2. Skills learned in other DLT courses
      3. Performing laboratory procedures
      4. Sequence tasks to maximize efficiency
      5. Multiple cases in minimum amount of time
      6. Trends in Dental Laboratory Technology
      7. Fabrication of advanced appliances/prosthesis approved by instructor
      8. National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL)
      9. Dental Appliance Manufacturers Audit Scheme (DAMAS)
      10. International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
      11. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Quality System/Good Manufacturing Practices (QS/GMP)
    3. Advanced Crown and Bridge
      1. Proper asepsis procedures at each step
      2. Skills learned in other DLT courses
      3. Performing laboratory procedures
      4. Sequence tasks to maximize efficiency
      5. Multiple cases in minimum amount of time
      6. Trends in Dental Laboratory Technology
      7. Fabrication of advanced appliances/prosthesis approved by instructor
      8. National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL)
      9. Dental Appliance Manufacturers Audit Scheme (DAMAS)
      10. International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
      11. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Quality System/Good Manufacturing Practices (QS/GMP)
    4. Advanced Dental Ceramics
      1. Proper asepsis procedures at each step
      2. Skills learned in other DLT courses
      3. Performing laboratory procedures
      4. Sequence tasks to maximize efficiency
      5. Multiple cases in minimum amount of time
      6. Trends in Dental Laboratory Technology
      7. Fabrication of advanced appliances/prosthesis approved by instructor
      8. National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL)
      9. Dental Appliance Manufacturers Audit Scheme (DAMAS)
      10. International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
      11. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Quality System/Good Manufacturing Practices (QS/GMP)
    5. Advanced Orthodontics
      1. Proper asepsis procedures at each step
      2. Skills learned in other DLT courses
      3. Performing laboratory procedures
      4. Sequence tasks to maximize efficiency
      5. Multiple cases in minimum amount of time
      6. Trends in Dental Laboratory Technology
      7. Fabrication of advanced appliances/prosthesis approved by instructor
      8. National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL)
      9. Dental Appliance Manufacturers Audit Scheme (DAMAS)
      10. International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
      11. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Quality System/Good Manufacturing Practices (QS/GMP)


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2017/18
  
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    DLT 207LB - Advanced Dental Laboratory Technology Lab

    3 Credits, 9 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 9 lab periods

    This is the Lab portion of DLT 207 . Application of dental laboratory techniques at the advanced level. Includes full dentures, partial dentures, crown and bridge, dental ceramics, and orthodontics.

    Prerequisite(s):  DLT 104 , DLT 104LB , DLT 108 , DLT 202 , DLT 203 , and DLT 203LB  
    Corequisite(s): DLT 207  
    Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the concepts and techniques acquired in previous dental laboratory technology courses and apply that experience to the construction of more advanced dental work.
    2. Develop and properly prepare various dental appliances with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, and resources.
    3. Discuss the current and future direction and advancements made in the field of dental laboratory technology.
    4. Identify the various associations and agencies in the dental laboratory technology industry and their areas of responsibility.

    Outline:
    1. Advanced Full Dentures
      1. Proper asepsis procedures at each step
      2. Skills learned in other DLT courses
      3. Performing laboratory procedures
      4. Sequence tasks to maximize efficiency
      5. Multiple cases in minimum amount of time
      6. Trends in Dental Laboratory Technology
      7. Fabrication of advanced appliances/prosthesis approved by instructor
      8. National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL)
      9. Dental Appliance Manufacturers Audit Scheme (DAMAS)
      10. International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
      11. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Quality System/Good Manufacturing Practices (QS/GMP)
    2. Advanced Partial Dentures
      1. Proper asepsis procedures at each step
      2. Skills learned in other DLT courses
      3. Performing laboratory procedures
      4. Sequence tasks to maximize efficiency
      5. Multiple cases in minimum amount of time
      6. Trends in Dental Laboratory Technology
      7. Fabrication of advanced appliances/prosthesis approved by instructor
      8. National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL)
      9. Dental Appliance Manufacturers Audit Scheme (DAMAS)
      10. International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
      11. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Quality System/Good Manufacturing Practices (QS/GMP)
    3. Advanced Crown and Bridge
      1. Proper asepsis procedures at each step
      2. Skills learned in other DLT courses
      3. Performing laboratory procedures
      4. Sequence tasks to maximize efficiency
      5. Multiple cases in minimum amount of time
      6. Trends in Dental Laboratory Technology
      7. Fabrication of advanced appliances/prosthesis approved by instructor
      8. National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL)
      9. Dental Appliance Manufacturers Audit Scheme (DAMAS)
      10. International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
      11. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Quality System/Good Manufacturing Practices (QS/GMP)
    4. Advanced Dental Ceramics
      1. Proper asepsis procedures at each step
      2. Skills learned in other DLT courses
      3. Performing laboratory procedures
      4. Sequence tasks to maximize efficiency
      5. Multiple cases in minimum amount of time
      6. Trends in Dental Laboratory Technology
      7. Fabrication of advanced appliances/prosthesis approved by instructor
      8. National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL)
      9. Dental Appliance Manufacturers Audit Scheme (DAMAS)
      10. International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
      11. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Quality System/Good Manufacturing Practices (QS/GMP)
    5. Advanced Orthodontics
      1. Proper asepsis procedures at each step
      2. Skills learned in other DLT courses
      3. Performing laboratory procedures
      4. Sequence tasks to maximize efficiency
      5. Multiple cases in minimum amount of time
      6. Trends in Dental Laboratory Technology
      7. Fabrication of advanced appliances/prosthesis approved by instructor
      8. National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL)
      9. Dental Appliance Manufacturers Audit Scheme (DAMAS)
      10. International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
      11. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Quality System/Good Manufacturing Practices (QS/GMP)


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2017/18