Welcome to The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology’s online continuing education system!
The purpose of The Foundation is to advance the profession of dental laboratory technology by developing educational curriculum and programs that will be relevant and accessible to dental technicians and other members of the dental team.
In an effort to support the mission of the association, the Foundation has launched several courses in collaboration with our generous partners.
Virtual Full Denture Training Program
NEW: The program is underwritten and produced through the generosity of DENTSPLY Prosthetics to provide new learning tools for dental technicians in removable technology that will enrich the Foundation's removable curriculum.
This 5-module removable video program documents a patient case from initial chairside assessment through placement of the final dentures. Each individual module was scripted and produced to document each step of the denture process between the dentist and the dental laboratory technician.
Dr. Lars Bouma and Mr. Jerry Kaizer, CDT (Murray-Kaizer Dental Lab, CDL) provided clinical and technical guidance throughout the program development and production. This unique program provides a visualization of the chairside and laboratory protocols and delivers key insights into the collaboration needed between the dentist and the technician to ensure the best denture solution for the patient.
This course is broken into the five modules shown below. Modules can be purchased individually for $50 or as one course for a reduced rate of $175.
To view or purchase the Virtual Full Denture Training Program, click here.
To view or purchase individual modules, please select one of the links below.
To view course descriptions, please use the links above or under Course Offerings on the right side of the page.
Ready to purchase? Log into your account by using the log in box on the right side of the page. If you have not yet created an account, click "Create Account" below the log in box. Once you're logged in, click "sign up" on the bottom of the course page.
Esthetic and Function
The Foundation’s first collaboration was with the Pankey Institute. The Pankey Institute is also a non-profit organization with several decades of experience delivering postgraduate dental education focused on comprehensive dentistry. Previously these courses were only available onsite at the Pankey Institute.
Today’s dentistry is about more than an aesthetic smile. It’s about predictable, long-lasting dentistry that fulfills all of the objectives of health, function, aesthetics, and comfort in a way that is appreciated by the patient.
We understand that finding high quality continuing education that addresses the real needs of both the dentist and technician usually comes with a hefty price tag. To help provide you with the training you need at a cost you can afford, the Foundation is running a special for these courses. For a limited time, each course is just $99!
1. Techniques and Material Selection for Optimum Esthetics
2. Solving Technician/Dentist Problems Through Mutual Understanding of Occlusion
3. Improved Predictability With Advanced Esthetics
To get started, click on the title of a course under Course Offerings on the right side of the page.