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Dental Laboratory Maxillofacial "C" School

This 163 day "C" school teaches the knowledge and skills required to fabricate maxillofacial prosthetic devices and to assist the dental officer in maxillofacial prosthetic treatment procedures.


This course includes instructions in the handling of prosthodontic materials and equipment as well as special materials and equipment for making extra-oral facial prostheses. The student will be exposed to fabrication techniques for surgical splints and stents, and somato prostheses, facial prostheses, cranial implants, soft tissue implants, maxillary obturators for acquired and congenital defects, speech bulbs, mandibulectomy prostheses, burn splints and prostheses for patients exposed to radiation therapy.


Dental technicians (DT-8765) in paygrades E5 and E6 who have a minimum of 2 years in paygrade E5 and E6 and 3 years experience since graduating from Dental Laboratory "C" school basic. Candidates must possess and demonstrate a high level of manual dexterity and artistic ability and must have normal/sensitive color perception. A letter of recommendation by a Navy dental officer practicing in the prosthodontic discipline (Board Certified Prosthodontist) containing a statement of prosthetic experience and abilities, and artistic abilities is required. Must be physically qualified for transfer in accordance with Artical 15-57 of the Medical Department and Chapter 7.01 of the Enlisted Transfer Manual. Members requiring medical attention, including pregnancy, shall not be transferred to school. Obligated Service is 36 months at the start of school.


Submit to Bureau of Naval Personnel (PERS-407C) on the Enlisted Transfer and Special Duty Request, NAVPERS 1306/7 in accordance with TRANSMAN Chapter 7.

Convening Schedule - January & June each year

NPDS Maxillofacial


Chairman:(301) 295-5828

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