8 credit sequence, initiating in the 10th grade and continuing through 12th grade. The program enables students to develop skills in Dental Office Careers and Dental Lab Technology



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Dental Laboratory Technology/

Dental Office Careers Program


The Dentistry program incorporates a three year, 8 credit sequence, initiating in the 10th grade and continuing through 12th grade. The program enables students to develop skills in Dental Office Careers and Dental Lab Technology. Students who successfully complete the program will have successfully mastered the required skills essential to the industry and have met the standards for science, as well as, Career and Technical Education (CTE).


COURSE SEQUENCE:

Fall term Spring term

1st year (10th grade) KD1 KD2

2nd year (11th grade) KD3 KD4

3rd year (12th grade) KD5X or KL5X KD6X or KL6X

 

Prerequisites: 9th grade students must successfully complete Living Environment Term 1/2 (SL1/2) and achieved a 65+ on the Living Environment Regents.


Co-requisite: 10th grade students should be scheduled for Chemistry (SC1/2). 10th grade students who are scheduled for Earth Science (SE1/2) must take Chemistry (SC1/2) in 11th grade to remain in the program. Please note: One year of Chemistry is a requirement for most post-secondary institutions offering advanced dental programs.

 

COURSE TOPICS:


10th Grade (Sequence Year 1): DENTISTRY I (KD1/2). Introduction to a variety of topics and skills that are essential to dental office careers and dental laboratory technology. These topics include tooth anatomy and physiology, amalgam restorations, tooth charting and identification systems, and cavity classifications. Students will also explore career opportunities in the dental industry.
11th Grade (Sequence Year 2): DENTISTRY II (KD3/4). Students will continue the study of dental industry topics such as sterilization techniques, instrumentation, impressions, dental stone cast development, bite registration and wax occlusal rim design. Students will also create professional resumes.
12th Grade (Sequence Year 3) 12th grade students select an area of concentration and are programmed for either Advanced Dental Lab Technology (KL5/6X) or Advanced Dental Assisting (KD5/6X).

  • Advanced Dental Lab Technology (KL5/6X) provides students with a double period of hands-on instruction in methods to fabricate a variety of prosthetics including complete dentures, crowns and bridges. Utilizing the latest advancements in technology, our program anticipates becoming the first high school program in the country to offer Cad/Cam digital technology.

  • Advanced Dental Assisting (KD5/6X) provides students with a double period of hands-on instruction in X-ray and digital radiograph procedures, sterilization techniques, infection control, dental office instrumentation and general dental office procedures.

 

School- to-Career Internships: Many of our students have shortened programs during senior year to participate in various internship opportunities available at local area health care facilities, including dentist and doctors offices and dental laboratories.
College and Business Partners: Students in this program benefit from the long term relationship Tottenville enjoys with the NYC College of Technology, NYU and Brookdale Community College. In addition, our program has a successful relationship with business partners such as Henry Schein and Lincoln Dental Supply.
Student Profile: 20-25% of students are also enrolled in Advanced Placement or Physics courses, and 15-20% are enrolled in College Now courses. Many of our graduates have been accepted to a variety of prestigious colleges and have received substantial scholarship awards.


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