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Dental Technology & Medical Preparation

Dental Technology & Medical Preparation

About Dental Technology & Medical Preparation

The Dental Technology and Medical Preparation course offers students the practical and theoretical components to learn the field of Technical Dentistry and Medical Terminology which is needed for students to move forward into a medical or dental stream. This two-year program provides the technical training, dexterity skills, and theoretical knowledge for the fabrication of specialized dental appliances and an understanding of the medical language used in both fields. Practical laboratory work is emphasized to better prepare the student for employment in the dental laboratory profession while still offering an authentic approach to learning. All work is custom made, and requires specialized, integrated equipment, with specific and specialized materials. 

This is the only high school program of its kind in Canada. Work experience within a laboratory or Dental office is offered at the Grade 12 level.

Students in Dental Technology will develop the following skills: 
– use of specialized integrated equipment and materials 
– creation and design of dental appliances offered to patients 
– understanding the function and purpose of dental appliances 

Who Should Enroll? 
Dental Technology is looking for students who are artistic, active participants in their learning, and result driven. 

Employment Opportunities 
Students who successfully complete Dental Technology will be qualified to work in dental laboratories, dental offices, and denturist offices. Graduates have also used the skills learned in the program to further their education in the fields of denturist or dentist, pharmacy, radiology, and medicine. 

Graduates from this program will have the required skills for employment in the following: Fixed Restorations Laboratories, Medical Clinics, Removable Restoration Laboratories, Orthodontic Laboratories, Dental Offices with Laboratories, All Service Dental Laboratories, Dental Education and Training, Denturist Clinics and Offices, Dental Distributors, Medical Establishments, Materials Research Development, Dental & Medical Receptionists

Graduates have also used the skills and knowledge learned in this program to further their education in the fields of Dentistry, Denturist, Hygienist, Medical Practitioner, Pharmacist, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Medical Assistant, Radiology, Veterinarian Sciences, Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Health Care Aide, and Pharmacy Technician.

Additional Information 
A variety of unique learning opportunities await students who are interested in the Dental Technology program.  Students in this program engage in a wide array of medical experiences.   

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Specific Courses

Grade 11 (4 Credits) DETV30

Studies in Dental Technology include a close examination of the oral and cranial anatomy as well as the mechanics and movements of the jaw. A group study into the science of dental materials is also incorporated into the program. Students will design and fabricate a variety of removable orthodontic appliances. These include dentures, retainers, mouth guards, and partial dentures. Applicants must have completed Grade 10 and have a high degree of manual dexterity.

Grade 12 (4 Credits) DETV40

In this course, Dental Technology extends to the advanced levels including studies into specific oral anatomy and the function and morphology of teeth. An introduction into the field of Metallurgy is also explored. This program includes the study and the mechanics behind fixed restorations, this includes crowns, bridges, all ceramic restorations and a practical look at implants and attachments. Cosmetic Dentistry is explored to better prepare students as technologists in the future of esthetics. Students are also trained on the latest CAD/CAM technology. The advanced study of Dental Materials is also incorporated into this level.

Contact Information

GROSZ, Mr. Julius – jgrosz@wsd1.org