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Denturism

Denturism Ontario College Advanced Diploma

What is Denturism?

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.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
DNTM
Length:
3 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
6 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Winter - Barrie

Contact:
Amy Wilson
Email:
Amy.Wilson@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1173

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.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • integrate pertinent theoretical knowledge of anatomy, physiology, morphology and pathology into the provision of denturist practice


  • integrate principles of physics, chemistry, general science and properties of materials associated with the fabrication of dental prosthetic devices and appliances


  • operate and maintain dental laboratory equipment in accordance with standard safety and maintenance procedures, WHMIS and infection control protocol


  • design, fabricate, modify and repair removable prosthetic devices and appliances according to prescription or comprehensive patient assessment (in collaboration with other members of the dental profession)


  • work in a manner that is consistent with current regulations, professional standards, codes of conduct and ethical principles


  • produce clear and accurate written and oral communications for the public and other professionals regarding denturist issues and services


  • work collaboratively with patients and other health care providers to facilitate optimal oral health


  • make decisions regarding denturist services that reflect critical thinking, time management problem solving and self-reflection


  • manage client and practice information according to relevant legislation, codes of ethics, practice standards, and business


  • evaluate well managed business practices within health care settings and the community


  • identify the implications of denturism on the natural environment and to employ environmentally sustainable practices to reduce the impact on the environment.
Winter Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4 | Sem 5 | Sem 6

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Winter | Summer | Fall | Summer | Fall | Winter

2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018 | 2018 | 2019

The graduate of this program must successfully complete the clinical examination set by the College of Denturists of Ontario to be eligible for registration and practice in the province of Ontario. Registration with the College of Denturists of Ontario is a legal requirement to practice and is subject to the regulations and restrictions established by this governing body.

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)

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).

25 Mandatory Courses

4 Clinical Practice

2 Communications Courses

5 General Education Courses

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.

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

BIOL1001 Anatomy and Physiology - Introductory Concepts
BIOL1002 Anatomy and Physiology: Advanced Concepts
BIOL1013 Head and Neck Anatomy
BIOL2007 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology - Introduction
BIOL3000 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology - Advanced
COMP1064 Computer Skills and Applications
DENT1013 General and Oral Microbiology
DENT1019 Oral Histology and Embryology
DENT1037 Dental Materials
DENT1038 Complete Dentures Lab - Introduction
DENT1039 Dental Anatomy
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

Certain clinical placements may require students to have updated flu shots, TB testing and Hepatitis B vaccination as well as a Police Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Screening and a check of the Pardoned Sex Offender Data Base). It is the student’s responsibility to ensure he or she is eligible to participate in clinical placements. The College assumes no responsibility for these matters and students should be aware that tuition will not be refunded in the event that access to a placement is denied.

In addition to these requirements, applicants must also provide proof of a current First Aid and C.P.R. “HCP” certification, prior to the commencement of preclinical courses.

Registration with the College of Denturists of Ontario (CDO) is mandatory to practice as a denturist in Ontario. Note: A history of criminal offences or charges of professional misconduct in another jurisdiction or another profession may interfere with your ability to become registered in Ontario. Should either situation apply, you are recommended to seek clarification with the CDO before applying to the denturism program at Georgian College.

Applicants are advised that the clinical requirements of the program and future employment require good vision (with or without corrective lenses) and visual perception; ability to sit for prolonged periods of time and manipulate small instruments with repetitive motion. Applicants with back/neck/wrist or visual problems should discuss individual concerns with the Program Co-ordinator.

View the Denturism articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Amy Wilson
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1173

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