285 Jay Street
Academic Building 601 (A-601)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Welcome to the Department of Restorative Dentistry
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"We Make Smiles"
What Do Dental Laboratory Technicians Do?
Dental Laboratory Technology is a unique profession combining the arts, such as: drawing, sculpting, etc., science, such as: chemistry, biomechanics, metallurgy, computer science, etc. and technology like CAD-CAM (Computer Aided Design – Computer Aided Manufacturing). In the field of dentistry, the role of the Dental Laboratory Technician is vital in applying the latest advances in dental materials and dental technologies to design and manufacture of dental prostheses. Furthermore, Dental Laboratory Technicians provide dentists with valuable knowledge base related to laboratory procedures and dental materials utilized for fabrication of dental appliances
Since dental patients’ needs vary greatly, the work of Dental Laboratory Technician is complex and different in every case. Dental technicians work directly with dentists by following detailed written prescription and patient's records to create:
- Crowns/Laminates for the patients who are missing part/parts of the natural tooth/teeth
- Removable Partial Dentures for the patients who are missing some, but not all their teeth
- Full Dentures for the patients who are missing all their teeth
- Implant Supported Prostheses for the patients who are missing all or some of their teeth
- Maxillofacial Prostheses/Appliances for the patients who are missing portions of their face and/or oral cavity
- Orthodontic Appliances to help in correcting mal alignments of the teeth
Restorative Dentistry program at NYCCT is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation status of "approval without reporting requirements"]. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission's web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.
Since practice of dental laboratory technology is exposed to health hazards, the policies on bloodborne infectious diseases and infection control can be found at the following links: