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With hundreds of dental labs in B.C. and many jobs in the Vancouver area, dental technicians are in demand.
The Dental Technician diploma program at CDI College provides students with the training need to enter this fascinating field and eventually gain provincial certification.

Through a series of lectures, group activities, and hands-on projects, students will gain a fundamental understanding of conventional dental technician practice. They will also learn about computer-aided design and manufacturing of dental ceramics, dental implants, attachments and milling techniques.

Students enrolled in the Dental Technician program will also participate in practicum placements where they will have the opportunity to work in a dental laboratory under the guidance of professional dental technicians.

Entrance Requirements

  • High school graduation, or equivalent.
  • English 12 (minimum C+), or equivalent.
  • For students who completed high school and/or post-secondary English courses in a country (or provincial jurisdiction) where English is NOT the primary language, the following language proficiency exam scores are accepted:
    • IELTS 6.5 – minimum 6 any category and minimum 7 on speaking section; or
    • TOEFL iBT 86 (Speaking: 26); or
    • Minimum score 80/100 on the University of Michigan English Placement Test (MELAB); or
    • Cambridge exam (CAE level); or
    • CLB: S-7, L-7, R-8, W-8.
  • Two of the following courses: Biology 11, Physics 11, Chemistry 11.
  • Pass a spatial thinking aptitude test.
  • Pass a manual dexterity test.
This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
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