Jan 19, 2021  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DL 271 - CAD/CAM Systems for Dental Lab Technology

Credit Hours: 1

This course will instruct the dental technician on the essentials of computer-assisted design. Instruction of how to design and build prosthodontic appliances using the computer-assisted program will be the focus. The technician will scan the oral impression, which will then be shown on the computer screen in 3D format. The technician will be able to construct the appliance directly on the screen as the program will take the technician through the steps of constructing the appliance required. The computer designed appliance is then ready to be sent to the milling machine to be completed for setup and/or trial in the patient's mouth.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • select pertinent material for restorative product;
  • discuss different technical approaches;
  • choose relevant materials;
  • list various design procedures;
  • prepare design cases for milling;
  • determine fixtures to be used during construction;
  • discuss aesthetics; and
  • design a prosthetic appliance using the computer program.

Prerequisites: DL 111, DL 112, DL 123, DL 124
Concurrent Registration: DL 233, DL 234, DL 235, DL 236
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