Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Dental Technology

Allied Health

221 Linn Hall

319-398-5566

www.kirkwood.edu/alliedhealth

Entry time

Fall

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (5 semesters)

The goal and challenge for a dental technician is to create a restoration that is a perfect match to a patient’s natural tooth. Artistic and creative abilities are valuable assets for a dental technician. By using several technologies, a dental technician improves patients’ quality of life, appearance and health, not to mention creates beautiful teeth and fabulous smiles. Although a majority of the work provided by dental technicians is done independently, they are valued members of the dental team.

Career opportunities: large production laboratory, small multi-task laboratory, technical representative, research.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester

DEN-120

Dental Anatomy

3

DLT-152

DLT Oral Anatomy

1

DLT-156

Dental Anatomy Lab

2

DLT-250

Foundation of Dental Technology

3

DLT-251

Introduction to Dentures

5

HSC-107

Professionals in Health

2

MAT-731

Introduction to Math

2

 

 

18

Second Semester

DLT-253

Introduction to Partial Dentures

5

DLT-254

Introduction to Crown and Bridge

5

DLT-445

Orthodontics

3

DLT-565

Occlusion

2

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

 

 

18

Third Semester

DLT-456

Introduction to Ceramics

5

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

3

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Humanities elective

3

 

 

11

Fourth Semester

BCA-189

Microcomputer Literacy

1

DLT-350

Fixed Dental Prosthodontics

5

DLT-351

Removable Dental Prosthodontics

5

DLT-352

Dental Technology Industry

3

DLT-851

DLT Clinic I

1

ENG-105

Composition I

3

 

 

18

Fifth Semester

Advanced course (choose one):

12

DLT-451

Advanced Fixed Dental Prosthodontics

 

DLT-452

Advanced Removable Dental Prosthodontics

 

 

 

12

Option

DLT-450

Advanced Orthodontics

8

Total program credit hours

77

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