The Dentistry program incorporates a three year sequence, initiating in the 10th grade and continuing through 12th grade. The program enables students to develop skills in Dental Office Careers and Dental Laboratory Technology. Students in the Dentistry program will participate in hands-on instruction in methods practiced in Dental careers. Students will also participate in internships and externships in 11th and 12th grade. The Dentistry program will help students successfully master the required skills essential to the industry and college.
The Dentistry program provides the necessary education to successfully complete the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) test. Once the exam is passed during senior year, students become certified Dental Laboratory Technicians.
Dental Laboratory Technology:
Our state approved Dental Laboratory Technology program is a one-of-a-kind dental program at Union Square Academy for Health Sciences. Students receive concrete understandings of the dental field and working with a dental team, focusing on the hands-on projects pertaining to making dental prosthesis. The dental lab prosthesis includes custom trays, occlusal rims, and set up of teeth for complete dentures and waxing of anterior and posterior teeth.
Throughout the four years that students will participate in this program, they will have the preparations necessary to pass the state NOCTI exam in Dental Laboratory Technology.
Dental Laboratory Technology Sequence:
Year One: Health Core
Year Two: Tooth Morphology
Year Three: Complete Dentures
Year Four: Dental Law/ Internship