Welcome New Students to Connect Day, February 3, 2022 from 12:45 to 2:00 pm
Please use the link below to access the Restorative Dentistry zoom meeting:
Restorative Dentistry is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Restorative Dentistry’s Zoom Meeting-New Students Connect Day 02/03/2022
Time: Feb 3, 2022 12:45 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Welcome from the chair
Professor Anthony Sena, Chair
“We Make Smiles.”
Welcome to the Department of Restorative Dentistry. We provide a comprehensive, CODA accredited allied dental program leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree in Dental Laboratory Technology. This is an exciting time to start a career in dental technology. With many advancements in materials, equipment and techniques, the demand for educated dental technicians has never been higher.
The field of dental technology provides a fulfilling and rewarding career. The Dental Technologist works in conjunction with other members of the dental health care team to improve the life and well-being of the dental patient.
Dental technology is the art, science, and technology combined together to create dental medical devices, dental prosthesis and appliances for the dental patients. Some of the skills needed to be successful in the field are the artistic abilities, attention to details, good hand-eye coordination, critical thinking and problem solving.
The faculty and staff members of the Restorative Dentistry Department are devoted to developing the education and skills needed for each student to become a successful dental technician.
We encourage you to look into the career of dental technology, consult with dental professionals, make an appointment to come to the department for a tour of the program, and see our classes in action.
We look forward to seeing you!
Restorative Dentistry Faculty & Staff
Department mission statement
“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: