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ITI in Dental Laboratory Equipment Technician

ITI in Dental Laboratory Equipment Technician

ITI In Dental Laboratory Equipment Technician

Dental Laboratory Equipment Technician is a laboratory  for dental vocational trade. The duration of the course is two years with four semesters. Students are introduced to topics like full dentures for patients who are missing all of their teeth; removable partial dentures or fixed bridges for patients who are missing only one or a few teeth; crowns, which are caps for teeth that are designed to restore their original size and shape; veneers that enhance the aesthetics and function of the patient; orthodontic appliances and splints to help straighten and protect teeth. The trade is an important and job offering in character. Students can also go for further higher Diploma and Bachelor Degree courses.

Skills Required

  • Candidates should possess creativity skills as they require the skill and touch of an artist along with creativity as they have to make prostheses.
  • They should have good communication and interpersonal skills which are necessary in dealing with different natured person.
  • They should also be able to work independently as they have to perform much of their work without close supervision.


1st Sem

  • Introduction of the course, Role & responsibilities of Dental Technicians. Familiarisation of the Institute.
  • Safety precautions to be observed during handling of chemical, laboratory apparatus equipments and machineries. Knowledge of General Safety, Occupational health and hygiene.
  • Familiarisation with weighing machine. Practice on weighing correct to a milligram.
  • Demonstration of specific gravity of solids and liquids.
  • Practice of reading temperature shown by temperature gauge fitted in the different equipments.
  • Some practical experiment on conduction, convection, radiations.
  • Practice on measuring voltage, current, (Both AC & DC).
  • Practice on working with electrical furnaces, familiarisation with the Process of electroplating, electroforming, and anodising.
  • Simple exercise on electroplating of metal.

2nd Sem

  • Practice on:- Impression:-Preservation and Boxing-in. Cast:-Preparation, trimming, including orthodontic casts.
  • Construction of special trays – spacers. Adjustments, mounting of casts.
  • Setting of teeth and wax fixing.
  • Flasking, dewaxing, packing, curing and deflasking.
  • Finishing and polishing of dentures. Additions, repairs, relining and reversing of dentures. Making of Acrylic teeth.
  • Principles of wire bending. Preparation of wrought clasps, occlusal rests and lingual bars.
  • Setting of teeth and completion of denture on metals skeletons.
  • Stainless steel wire preparation of clasps springs and arch wires for orthodontic appliance.

3rd Sem

  • Preparation removal orthodontic appliance, activators, retention appliances and oral screen.
  • Construction of fixed orthodontic appliances, bands, tubes and arches.
  • Soldering and spot welding – Soldering of clasps, togs, strengtheners and signal bars.

4th Sem

  • Familiarisation with Casting machines: Centrifugal and pressure casting machines, furnaces.
  • Construction of fixed orthodontic appliances, bands, tubes and arches.
  • Practice on Soldering and spot welding – soldering of clasps, togs, strengtheners and lingual bars. Construction and bridge using porcelain and acrylic pontics.

Eligibility & Admissions

  • Passed 10th Class Examination under 10+2 System of Education.
  • Performa for admission may be obtained from the respective State Directorate dealing with Craftsmen Training Scheme or from the Principals of the concerned Industrial Training Institutes/ centers conducting training programme under

Higher Studies

  • Diploma in Dental Lab Technician.
  • Diploma in Dental Mechanics.
  • Diploma in Dental Technician (D.D.T).

Job Prospects

  • After passing the trade students with higher study hope and good academic records can go for further studies.
  • They have good jobs opportunities in commercial dental laboratories as they hire so many fresher for it.
  • They can also find jobs in dental schools, hospitals and companies that manufacture dental prosthetic materials.

Dental Equipment Laboratory Technician Trade Job Types

  • Dental Receptionist.
  • Technical Service Representative.
  • Dental Technician.
  • Laboratory Cleaner.
  • Dental Laboratory Assistant.

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