285 Jay Street
Academic Building 601 (A-601)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Prof. Renata Budny
Welcome to the Department of Restorative Dentistry
"We Make Smiles"
What Do Dental Laboratory Technicians Do?
Since each dental patient's needs are different, the work of a dental laboratory technician is complex and varies with each case. Dental technicians work directly with dentists by following detailed written prescription and use impressions (molds) of the patient's oral tissues and/or teeth to create:
- Full Dentures for the patients who are missing all of their teeth
- Removable Partial Dentures for the patients who are missing some, but not all of their teeth
- Crowns/Laminates for the patients who are missing part/parts of the natural teeth/teeth
- Maxillofacial Prostheses/Appliances for the patients who are missing portions of their face and/or oral cavity
- Implant Supported Prostheses for the patients who are missing all or some of their teeth
- Orthodontic Appliances to help in correcting mal-alignments of the teeth
The program in dental laboratory technology 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.
Policies on bloodborne infectious diseases and infection control can be found at the following links:
Statement of Infection Control in Dentistry, ADA
Occupational Safety & Health Administration OSHA
Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings
CUNY Laboratory Safety Manual
INFECTION CONTROL AND BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS