Pre-Dental Lab Technology

Pre-Dental Lab Technology

You want to work with a variety of materials to create prostheses like dentures, bridges, and crowns from teeth impressions to help alleviate patients’ dental issues.

Pathway to Dental Lab Technology School

  1. Designate your "major" as Pre-Dental Lab Technology, which is a pre-professional/non-degree program at LSU
  2. Take the necessary pre-requisite courses for your desired dental hygiene program (ex: LSU Health New Orleans)
  3. Maintain a high GPA, especially in science-related coursework (2.5 minimum, 3.4+ recommended)
  4. Seek out dental experience (not required, but recommended)
  5. Prep for and take the ACT, if you haven't already (22+ score recommended)

Estimated Time to Completion

Bachelor of Science in Dental Lab Technology (B.S.)

  • 2 years of undergraduate coursework at LSU
  • 2 years of undergraduate coursework at LSU Health Sciences Center
  • 4 estimated total years of school after high school