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Technology Requirements

Programs offered by the American Denturist College are distance education programs relying heavily on technology.  Our students are required to furnish their own computers in order to access the Learning Management System.  There are relatively few opportunities to interact with instructors at the College offices as they are located remotely.  It is imperative that you have consistent access to a stable internet connection in order to stay on track and interact not only with faculty, but with fellow students.

The following is a list of required and optional technologies for the ADC:

Required
•       A stable Internet Connection, preferably broadband as defined by the FCC.

•       A Computer running a modern operating system (Windows, MacOS, Linux) with speakers/headphones.

•       A web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.) for working in the LMS. Safari will not be supported for Proctored Exams.

•       Software to view PDF files (Adobe Reader) if your web browser cannot.

•       A Scanner for scanning in completed scoring sheets for the Externship.

•       A Camera for photographing your work and uploading to the LMS.

•       Access to Email for detailed communications between the College and Student.

•       Web Camera and microphone for face to face conversations over Zoom or Teams Meeting Platforms and Proctored Exams.

Optional Technologies
•       The LMS is usable by Tablets/Mobile Devices.  Certain aspects of uploading images become more challenging with a Tablet/Mobile device.  Proctored Exam’s will require a computer with web camera and Firefox or Chrome.

Equipment and Material Requirements

The Denturist Diploma Program and Technical Bachelor’s Degree Program provides the following with your paid lab fees:

Diploma Program Materials

•       Stratos 300 Articulator (Sold to Student- part of Laboratory Fees)

•       Models

•       Teeth

•       Partial and Implant Denture Frames, Clips, & Implant Parts

•       Sim Head (ADC Rental)

Bachelors Degree (with Diploma Program) Materials

•       Stratos 300 Articulator (Sold to Student- part of Laboratory Fees)

•       Models

•       Teeth

•       Partial and Implant Denture Frames, Clips, & Implant Parts

•       Sim Head (ADC Rental)

•       Implant Denture Frames, Clips, & Implant Parts

•       Camera and related equipment

Bachelors Degree Completion Program Materials

•       Models

•       Teeth

•       Stratos 300 Articulator (Only if needed – must be factory calibrated – sold to student directly through school)

•       Implant Denture Frames, Clips, & Implant Parts

•       Camera and related equipment

The following equipment and materials will be needed, but not provided:

•       Alginate

•       Measure for powder and water

•       Calipers/other measuring device

•       Mixing Bowl

•       Mixing spatula/ Alginator

•       Impression trays (various sizes- metal or disposable)

•       Utility wax

•       Stone (Hydrocal or equivalent)

•       Boxing wax (optional) or equivalent

•       Vibrator

•       Model Grinder

•       Indelible pencil

•       Model knife

•       Lab Pans (optional)

•       Custom Tray material (either auto (self) cure or light cure)

•       Lathe

•       Hand piece

•       Various Burs (for trimming and drilling)

•       Impression gun

•       Tray Adhesive

•       Polyvinyl siloxane Heavy body (e.g. Aquasil)

•       Polyvinyl siloxane Light Body (e.g. Aquasil)

•       Poly ether (e.g. Impergum)

•       Poly sulfide (e.g. Coeflex)

•       Wax

•       Rim former

•       Gothic arch tracer (required)

•       Torch

•       Wax Iron

•       Bunsen Burner

•       Bite registration material (White wax or PVS monophase)

This list is NOT all-inclusive and depending on your preference, may require additional armamentarium. You will be reading and watching videos that reference material outside the scope of this list.