Health, Wellness and Sciences

Develop your specialized skills in our public clinic. Become a dental health entrepreneur or work with dental specialists and oral surgeons.

General information

Program code
6 Semesters (3 Years)
Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Intake information

Start date Campus
Winter 2018 Barrie

Program description

The Denturism program will prepare the graduate for a career as a Denturist. Students will develop knowledge, skills and attitudes consistent with their scope of practice in particular assisting clients in attaining and maintaining oral health through the provision of complete, partial and immediate dentures, and dentures over implants. Students are trained specifically in clinical and laboratory aspects related to their field. Students will use a problem-solving framework; basing all decisions, judgments and interventions on current research and theory. The program will prepare the graduate for the legal and ethical responsibilities of a Denturist and with a basic understanding of business practices related to self-employment.

Additional program specific fee information  for Denturism

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with:

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Math (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Chemistry (C or U) or Grade 11 (U)
  • Grade 11 or 12 Biology (C or U)

Admission details

Applicants following the OSS curriculum must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD - 30 credits) or equivalent.

Applicants following the OSS curriculum must also have:
Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG 4C, ENG 4U), plus
Chemistry (SCH 4C, SCH 4U, SCH 3U), plus
Biology (SB13C, SB13U or SB14U), plus
Math Grade 12 (C) or (U) (MAP4C, MCT4C, MHF4U, MCV4U, MDM4U).

Selection process

Applicants will be assessed based on previous academic achievements in the prerequisite courses and an average of other courses within their final year of study prior to applying to the program.


Mandatory Courses

BIOL1001 Anatomy and Physiology Introduction
BIOL1002 Anatomy and Physiology - Advanced
BIOL1013 Head and Neck Anatomy
BIOL2007 Pathology and Pharmacology - Introduction
BIOL3000 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology - Advanced
COMP1064 Computer Skills and Applications
DENT1013 General and Oral Microbiology
DENT1037 Dental Materials
DENT1038 Complete Dentures Lab - Introduction
DENT1039 Dental Anatomy
DENT1019 Oral Histology and Embryology
DENT1040 Removable Partial Denture Lab
DENT2000 Oral Pathology
DENT2009 Dental Radiography
DENT2010 Complete Dentures Intermediate
DENT2011 Introduction to Clinical Prosthodontics
DENT2012 Partial Denture Design
DENT2013 Preventive Dentistry
DENT2015 Prosthodontic Theory
DENT2016 Periodontology
DENT3001 Nutrition
DENT3002 Community Dentistry
ETHC3001 Ethics and Professionalism
GERT1000 Gerontology
MGMT3007 Denturism Practice Management

Clinical Practice

DENT2014 Clinical Practice
DENT3000 Clinical Practice - Intermediate
DENT3003 Clinical Practice - Implants
DENT3004 Clinical Practice - Advanced

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

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