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Dental Technology is the technical side of dentistry where a dental technologist, on prescription of a dentist, makes any prosthesis or appliance for the head and neck. This could consist of:
+ Artificial teeth such as complete dentures, partial dentures, crowns and bridges and implant supported dentures in various materials such as acrylics, alloys, and ceramics.
+ Removable orthodontic appliances consisting of springs and retainers in acrylic bases for the movement of teeth. Mouth guards to protect against sports injuries.
+ Maxillofacial appliances such as artificial eyes, ears, and facial prostheses that may be required after surgical treatment.
BS - Dental Technology at AMI is four years semester based program. Students have opportunities here to learn and practice in the dental labs. On completion of bachelor degree students will have international recognition or they can start up their dental lab setups. Student who are interested in pursuing higher goals can do master and Ph. D and can be professors of Bio - materials at prestigious institutions & Labs.
Dental technologist work in a dental laboratory where various prosthetic appliances are custom made. Dental technologist can be thought of as artists who, with a thorough understanding of dental materials science, use their artistic skills to fabricate the form, colour and function of individual teeth or maxillofacial prostheses for a patient. The fact that the product can affect the health and appearance of a person demands of the technologist a high level of responsibility and accuracy