Students who demonstrate adequate academic skill to succeed in the occupational content courses of the program will be given an "S" grade for DLT 100 and will not be required to attend this course.
DLT 100 Academic Skill Development 1-8 Credits. A review of the mathematical skills of fractions, decimals, percents, proportions, and science. Study of oral and written communications.
DLT 111 Oral Anatomy and Tooth Morphology 4 credits. A didactic study of the oral structures, systems and dentition. The student will study the skeletal, muscular, vascular and neural systems of the oral environment as well as terminology, tooth anatomy and general considerations.
DLT 112 Dental Anatomy Laboratory 4 credits. This laboratory course provides the student experience in waxing anatomically correct individual tooth patterns on models with removable dies.
DLT 113 Occlusal Concepts 2 credits. This course is designed to enable the student to become acquainted with various occlusal concepts and theories commonly accepted within the dental field.
DLT 114 Occlusal Laboratory Practice 3 credit. The laboratory exercises of this course are designed to provide practice in waxing anatomically correct tooth patterns on casts with removable dies, mounted on semiadjustable articulators, so that the patterns interdigitate and occlude.
DLT 131 Crown and Bridge Concepts 3 credits. A didactic course to study various procedures for model development, waxing through casting, finishing and polishing crowns and bridges.
DLT 132 Crown and Bridge Techniques 4 credits. A laboratory course to introduce students to various techniques in model development, waxing, spruing, investing, casting, finishing and polishing crowns and bridges.
DLT 133 Complete Denture Principles 2 credits. The didactic course introduces the student to the general principles and procedures involved in the fabrication of complete dentures.
DLT 134 Complete Denture Techniques 3 credits. A laboratory course designed to provide experiences in laboratory procedures used in the fabrication of complete dentures.
DLT 135 Dental Materials 3 credits. This didactic course describes the uses, characteristics, properties, manipulation, reactions and technique variables that affect the desired properties of commonly used dental materials.
DLT 150 Math 1 credit. A course designed to provide a background in math through a review of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents and ratios. Also included is algebra needed to deal with basic chemistry and physics.
DLT 151 Removable Partial Denture Concepts 2 credits. This didactic course covers the broad aspect of removable partial dentures from identification of parts of frameworks and completed dentures to classifications, concepts of survey and design, duplication, waxing through casting, finishing and polishing. In addition, tooth arrangement, processing and other considerations are covered.
DLT 152 Removable Partial Denture Techniques 2 credits. This laboratory course offers the student experience in surveying, duplication, waxing through finishing and polishing frameworks. Also, the arranging of teeth and processing of bases are covered.
DLT 153 Concepts of Orthodontic/Pedodontic Treatment Appliances 1 credit. This didactic course is designed to enable the student to acquire the knowledge necessary to perform the varied laboratory procedures in the fabrication of orthodontic/pedodontic appliances.
DLT 154 Orthodontic/Pedodontic Treatment Appliance Techniques 1 credit. This laboratory course will provide experience in wire bending and contouring necessary for the fabrication of removable appliances, holding and habit appliances and lingual arch wires. Also included are repairs of various appliances.
DLT 155 Professional and Industrial Relations 2 credits. This course covers a variety of topics necessary to the understanding and comprehension of the relationships between the dental profession and dental laboratory industry. Topics include history, education, recognition programs. Ethical and legal aspects are covered as well as the work environment and infection control. The dental health team concept is covered also.
DLT 199 Special Topics (variable) 1-8 credits. This course is designed to address the specific needs of individuals. It will enable the students to upgrade their technical skills through part-time enrollment in units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time preemployment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.
DLT 261 Fixed Restorative Prosthodontics 3 credits. This didactic course covers both crown and bridge and ceramic bridgework from a standpoint of quality, technique variables, durability, and fabrication procedures.
DLT 262 Fixed Restorative Techniques 4 credits. This laboratory technique course covers the fabrication of different types of fixed prosthodontia, both crown and bridge and ceramic. Skill development for both quality and efficiency are emphasized.
DLT 263 Removable Prosthodontics 2 credits. This didactic course is a continuation of DLT 133 and 151. Topics covered deal with different types of removable prosthodontic appliances, complete denture to partial denture, plastic vs. porcelain teeth, pour vs. split mold, overdentures, attachments and repairs among other topics.
DLT 264 Removable Prosthodontic Techniques 3 credits. This laboratory course covers different types of cases, tooth arrangements, immediate dentures, repairs and relines.
DLT 282 Dental laboratory Externship 10 credits. This seminar is designed to provide the student enrolled in either DLT 282 or 284, an opportunity to share their practical experiences and integrate the didactic and laboratory instruction into the practical experiences.
DLT 283 Dental Externship Seminar 2 credits. This seminar is designed to provide the student enrolled in either DLT 282 or 284, an opportunity to share their practical experiences and integrate the didactic and laboratory instruction into the practical experiences.
DLT 284 Dental Laboratory Practicum 10 credits. This course is a practical laboratory experience designed to provide the student the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the formal portion of the program. This course may be taken in lieu of DLT 282 with the instructor's approval.
DLT 299 Advanced Directed Studies 1-8 credits (variable). This course is designed to meet specific needs of the student through individual work under faculty guidance. Instructor permission is required.
RELT 101 Applied Communications I 2 credits. The course provides students with instruction in applied written communication skills: The mechanics of written composition, technical terms, spelling and definition, basic computer literacy and technical writing and reporting forms.
RELT 102 Applied Communications II 2 credits. The course expands on communication skills taught in RELT 101. New material taught in Applied Communications II includes written business correspondence and technical reports.
RELT 201 Applied Communications III 2 credits. The course provides student with instruction in applied oral communication skills. Business speaking and effective oral communications will be taught.
RELT 202 Applied Business Economics 2 credits. The course provides students with an overview of economic principles related to technical courses of study.
RELT 206 Occupational Job Search 2 credits. The course provides students with knowledge and abilities in the areas of employment process skills. Job acquisition and maintenance skills and job market analysis are the core of this course.
RELT 207 Occupational/Human Relations 2 credits. The course provides a study of human behavior in an occupational environment with emphasis or communications motivation, leadership and personal attitude.