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DNL 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DNL 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DNL 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DNL 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DNL 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DNL 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DNL 100 - Professional Ethics and Dental History
Introduces students to dental profession and supporting personnel; history and development of dentistry; the role of the dental auxiliaries in clinical settings and to members of dental laboratory craft and others of the dental health team; dental ethics and jurisprudence; professional and educational opportunities.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
DNL 110 - Dental Laboratory Materials
Studies the chemical composition, physical properties, and uses of metallic and non-metallic dental materials, dentures and tooth resins, porcelain, waxes and duplicating materials. The laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate the properties and uses of the materials studied, including their inherent limitations. Students observe fabrication procedure demonstrations and receive one-on-one instruction during part of the laboratory sessions.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
DNL 120 - Dental Anatomy and Physiology
Introduces students to human anatomy and physiology. Emphasizes regions of the head and neck and the primary and permanent teeth. Laboratory exercises include accurate scale drawings of the permanent teeth and tooth carvings of the permanent teeth. Students observe fabrication procedure demonstrations and receive one-on-one instruction during part of the laboratory sessions.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
DNL 130 - Introduction to Complete Dentures
Introduces the student to the basic principles, knowledge, and skills involved in the proper construction of complete dentures. Includes introduction to articulation and occlusal harmony followed by repair, relining, and reconstruction techniques. Students observe fabrication procedure demonstrations and receive one-on-one instruction during part of the laboratory sessions.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 9 hours. Total 12 hours per week.
6 credits
DNL 135 - Introduction to Removable Partial Dentures
Introduces students to the principles of surveying and designing of removable partial denture frameworks followed by the fabrication and repair of removable partial dentures. Students will observe fabrication procedure demonstrations and receive one-on-one instruction during part of the laboratory sessions.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 9 hours. Total 12 hours per week.
6 credits
DNL 136 - Principles of Occlusion
Provides a general overview of the masticatory system and the dynamics of mandibular movement. Occlusal restorations are fabricated in wax on a semi-adjustable articulator according to functional criteria. Students observe fabrication procedure demonstrations and receive one-on-one instruction during part of the laboratory sessions.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
DNL 137 - Orthodontic and Pedodontic Appliances
Develops the student's ability to fabricate and repair pedodontic and orthodontic appliances. This laboratory- didactic course utilizes programmed instruction augmented by individualized assistance and demonstration. Students observe fabrication procedure demonstrations and receive one-on-one instruction during part of the laboratory sessions.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
DNL 138 - Introduction to Fixed Prosthodontics
Introduces students to fixed prosthodontic restorations. The student practices the techniques of die preparation and the fabrication of inlays, crowns, and fixed partial dentures utilizing gold alloy, shaded acrylic and composite materials. Students observe fabrication procedure demonstrations and receive one-on-one instruction during part of the laboratory sessions.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 9 hours. Total 12 hours per week.
6 credits
DNL 140 - Dental Anatomy, Physiology, and Principles of Occlusion
Introduces students to human anatomy, physiology and occlusion. Emphasizes regions of the head and neck and the primary and permanent teeth. Provides a general overview of the masticatory system and the dynamics of mandibular movement. Includes laboratory exercises related to accurate scale drawings of the permanent teeth and tooth waxings of the permanent teeth. Features occlusal restorations fabricated in wax on a semi-adjustable articulator according to functional criteria. Covers fabrication procedure and demonstrations.
Credits - 5 Lecture - 3 hours Laboratory - 6 hours Total Contact - 9 hours per week.
5 credits
DNL 160 - Removable Prosthodonic Techniques
Introduces the student to repairing, rebasing, and relining complete and partial dentures. Provides additional experience in fabricating upper and lower complete dentures. Introduces the student to mounting, setting of teeth, processing and finishing removable partial dentures. Studies the need for, and how to, attain balanced occlusion in removable partial denture prosthetics.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
DNL 175 - Dental Laboratory Management
Teaches ethical principles, laws, and organizations which regulate the dental technician and the commercial dental laboratory. Introduces the business fundamentals of operating the dental laboratory. Includes management, marketing, accounting fundamentals, human resources, production, finance, and dental laboratory design.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
DNL 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DNL 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DNL 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DNL 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DNL 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DNL 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DNL 216 - Dental Laboratory Practicum
Provides practical experiences in two specialties of dental laboratory technique. Designed to strengthen the student's skill and knowledge by experience in the utilization of advanced techniques. Gives practical experience in a commercial dental laboratory. Seminars conducted. Student's laboratory work evaluated for clinical acceptability during each laboratory session.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 15-18 hours. Total 16-19 hours per week.
6-7 credits
DNL 220 - Introduction to Dental Ceramics
Introduces students to ceramic and porcelain-fused-to-metal dental restorations. Includes techniques of design and fabrication of metal substructures followed by ceramic firing techniques. Discusses various ceramic alloy techniques. Students observe fabrication procedure demonstrations and receive one-on-one instruction during part of the laboratory sessions.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 9 hours. Total 12 hours per week.
6 credits
DNL 231 - Advanced Dental Laboratory Techniques I
Introduces the theory of advanced dental laboratory techniques and new technological developments that are currently used in dentistry.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
DNL 240 - Comprehensive Review in Dental Laboratory Technology
Provides concentrated review of related subject matter pertaining to the recognized graduate examination. Review for the National Certification Examination.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
DNL 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DNL 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DNL 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DNL 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DNL 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DNL 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits