DIPLOMA IN DENTAL TECHNITIAN
SYLLABUS FOR DENTAL TECHNICIAN COURSE
(DEVELOPED BY REGIONAL ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE www.raapti.com APPROVED BY SAARC SKILL DEVELOPMENT & CERTIFICATION COUNCIL www.ssdcc.asia)
Duration -Two Years
A dental laboratory technician is trained craftsman who works with precision, great
concentration and patience, with high standard of hand skills. As a member of dental
health team. a dental laboratory technician provides a service to dentists by
constructing for them a varietv of appliances to repair, replace, or reposition teeth of
patients whose natural teeth are broken, missing or need repositioning.
The program provides theoretical and technical training for the construction of these
dental appliances .
Course in specialized techniques are presented to students in laboratory,
demonstration and lecture classes. Practical laboratory work is emphasized in the
courses to prepare the student for employment. Health Science Courses for dental
personnel complete the program.
MAJOR SKILLS ACQUIRED
Design and construction of complete dentures, removable partial dentures, fixed partial
dentures, orthodontic appliances.
Dental Technicians usually concentrate on one area of dental technology after
graduation and specialize in denture construction, metal and porcelain bridge work, or
tooth repositioning appliances. A licensed or registered Dental Laboratory Technician
may own and operate a dental laboratory to provide services to a dentist, a number of
dentists, or a group practice of dentists
Dental laboratories, dental practices.
First Year Courses
DTC 021 Dental Anatomy and Terminology
DTC 031 Complete Dentures
DTC 041 Partial Dentures
DTC 051 Tooth Morphology
Second Year Courses
DTC 131 Complete Dentures Construction
DTC 141 Partial Dentures Construction
DTC 171 Fixed Prosthodontics
DTC 091 Dental Materials
DTC 021 DENTAL ANATOMY AND TERMINOLOGY
A study of anatomy and terminology related to construction of dental appliances.
DTC 031 COMPLETE DENTURES
Students will be given an overview of complete denture construction. They will learn
the anatomy and physiology of the mouth and associated structures. They will learn
to pour impressions, fabricate impression trays, and construct occlusion rims. They
will begin arranging artificial teeth for complete dentures, using various tooth forms
and arch relationships.
Students will be given laboratory projects in complete denture construction. Use of
heat polymerizing denture base acrylics, Basking, packing and recovering
Students will be able to repair broken dentures.
DTC 041 PARTIAL DENTURES
Principles and major component parts for removable partial dentures. Partially
edentulous classification, principles of survey and design, cast design, contour
soldering, tooth arrangement and wax-up, process and finishing.
Students will be introduced to the materials and equipment necessary to complete
all of these stages involved in the construction of removable partial dentures.
Students will construct cast metal framework. Master cast duplication, refractory
cast waxing, investing, burnout and casting, trimming, tooth arrangement, process
DTC 051 TOOTH MORPHOLOGY
An introduction to tooth morphology and the elements of occlusion. Materials,
instruments and techniques will be used to model oversized wax teeth. Life size wax
patterns of occluding teeth surfaces will be constructed.
DTC 061 DENTAL MATERIAL
To study physical and chemical properties of materials used in dental
Testing and comparisons of dental materials.
DTC 071 FIXED PROSTHODONTICS
The last wax method of constructing fixed dental restorations. Occluding metal
crowns will be constructed on models of articulated posterior dentitions. Metal
DTC 131 COMPLETE DENTURES CONSTRUCTION
Students will process complete dentures and perform post-processing occlusal
Students will construct single dentures and immediate dentures with surgical
template .They will continue to improve standards in the various phases of denture
construction. The work also will be completed within an established time-frame.
DTC 141 PARTIAL DENTURE CONSTRUCTTON
The study and construction of removable orthodontics . Contouring of wires to
complete various techniques in anchorage, retention and tooth movement.
A further study into removable cast partial frameworks . Prescriptions, principles of
design, spruing techniques. Processing in cold cure, pour and heat cure techniques
will be used in the finishing of the repair partial denture frameworks.
DTC 171 FIXED PROSTHODONTICS
Stress directing attachments in Fixed partial dentures. Designing metal structures
for ceramomental restorations.
Dental porcelains and aesthetic restorations. Dental porcelains and ceramomental
techniques will be used to construct aesthetic individual crown, maxilloficial
appliances are constructed, also various splints, obturators are constructed.
DTC 181 PRACTIUM
Students who complete assignments satisfactorily, will work in the hospital during
the course to acquaint them with conditions, techniques and employment
opportunities in specified laboratories and dental offices.
QUOTA OF THE ATTENDENCE:
... Maximum Attendance 60%