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Dental Technology

Program

LACC's Dental Technology program is one of only two California community college programs accredited without reporting requirements by the Commission of Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

Using state-of-the-art equipment, experienced faculty, and hands-on instruction, our program prepares students for a successful career in dental technology. Classes cover basic and advanced techniques and technologies applied to the fabrication of dental prosthesis. Course instruction will also cover dental anatomy, materials, history, ethics, and lab management. Our curriculum is designed to ready students to pass the Recognized Graduate Exam.

The RGCDT

RGCDT Exam

LACC Dental Technology graduates placed 1st nationally in  2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,2016 among the schools participating in the Recognized Graduate (RG) portion of the Certified Dental Technologist (CDT) Exam given by the National Board for Certification in Dental Technology (RGCDT). 

The LACCDT graduates Average Score is 80.56%, while National Average is 71.88%.

What is the RGCDT

The RGCDT is the first step in becoming a Certified Dental Technologist as granted by the National Board of Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology. The exam is a general knowledge exam encompassing all areas of dental technology. Graduates sit for the RGCDT upon completion of their 2 year Dental Technology Program.

Opportunities

Along with your education there are many additional opportunities for student members of the LACC Dental Technology family. Among them are:

Awards and Scholarships These are offered through various organizations such as:

  • ADA - American Dental Association
  • CDA - California Dental Association
  • NADL - National Association of Dental Laboratories Foundation

Workshops / Seminars Dental Manufacturers often request permission to conduct seminars and workshops, resulting in essential benefits for the  students. Student Participation is free and it gives students a chance to interact with potential employers and often gain employment opportunities.

Community Outreach Through programs like the USC Dental Camp, students are able to interact with junior high students and introduce them to the dental profession and all its branches.

 Contact Us

Arax S. Cohen
Department Chair
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2501
cohenas@lacitycollege.edu

Department Secretary
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2500

 

 

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