Allied Dental Programs

Allied Dental Programs - IU Fort Wayne

Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Technology Student Learning Outcomes

The Dental Technology program curriculum includes three years of professional dental technology courses along with 30 credits of general education courses. Students are designated as pre-dental technology students prior to admission to the program. The professional curriculum is a structured, full-time program beginning each fall semester. Students may select one of two tracks, Pre-Dental or Sales and Leadership.

A Dental Laboratory Technology degree prepares graduates for a career as a dental health professional in the construction of restorative dental prostheses prescribed by a dentist. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take a written Comprehensive Examination and one written Specialty Examination. After successful completion of these two written examinations, passing an additional practical examination will enable the graduate to become a certified dental technician. These examinations are offered by the National Board for Certification.

The graduate will be prepared to:

  1. Demonstrate the breadth of knowledge in the principals of restorative dental prosthesis and dental sciences.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the technical competency skills necessary to perform at or beyond an entry-level position in a dental laboratory.
  3. Comprehend and apply dental terminology, and technical advancements in the dental laboratory technology profession.
  4. Demonstrate ethical work habits and behavior patterns that are required for the success and advancement in the dental profession.
  5. Demonstrate the need for continued learning and professional development locally, nationally and internationally in the field of dental laboratory technology.
  6. Demonstrate the written, oral and multimedia skills necessary to communicate effectively in multicultural/diverse settings.
  7. Demonstrate skills in critical thinking, interpretation, reasoning, questioning, and decision making in the dental profession.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency in interpreting and evaluating current dental prosthetic research and apply that knowledge to demonstrate dental laboratory skills necessary for life-long learning.
  9. Promote the dental laboratory technology profession through service learning activities, affiliations with professional organizations, and partnerships with dental companies and the community.

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