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* This program is financial aid eligible.

Restorative Dental Technology - Crown and Bridge Techniques

Short Term

Formerly known as

Dental Laboratory Technology

The Restorative Dental Technology curriculum prepares individuals in the art and science of fabricating dental restorations. The dental technician fabricates dentures, partials, metal or porcelain crowns, and bridges. Technicians use specialized hand instruments and equipment and also work with various dental materials.

Course work includes in-depth studies of fabrication techniques for both fixed and removable dental prostheses. The dental laboratory technology student will be exposed to classroom, laboratory, and clinical rotation training.

Graduates may qualify to take the Recognized Graduate Examination administered by the National Board for Certification and may be employed by commercial laboratories, dental office laboratories, dental manufacturers, or as the owner of a dental laboratory.

CODA - Commission on Dental Accreditation
The Restorative Dental Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. 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 60611-2678. View the Commission’s website

How to Apply

Program applications are accepted until July 15.

Before you Apply

View the Admissions Checklist. Attend an information session (recommended). They are listed in the Upcoming Events section below.

Apply to the College

New students who are not currently enrolled at Durham Tech should apply to the College using the Health and Wellness Enrollment Steps.

Apply to the Program

Prerequisites must be completed before applying to the program. Review the Admissions Checklist. Apply to the Dental Laboratory Technology - Crown and Bridge Techniques program during the application period using the online Health and Wellness Admissions Application.

Estimated Tuition & Fees


Degree Type



Main Campus

Credit Hours


First-Semester Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours
DLT-111 Dental Anatomy/Physiology 5
DLT-114 Dental Materials 3

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“The hands-on component is my favorite part of this program, it’s so much more than just lectures and PowerPoints. We get to apply what we’ve learned after each lecture, which is great. It feels good to know that the program will give me a head start in my career and serves as a stepping stone to owning my own lab one day.”

—Xavier Murray