Denturism 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 2019 Barrie

Program description

In this program, students prepare for careers as Denturists. Students develop knowledge, skills and attitudes consistent with their scope of practice, in particular assisting clients in attaining and maintaining oral health. Students gain knowledge and train specifically in clinical and laboratory aspects related to their field, including complete, partial and immediate dentures, and dentures over implants. Students use a problem-solving framework, basing all decisions, judgments and interventions on current research and theory. Students are prepared for the legal and ethical responsibilities of a Denturist with an 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.


View the Denturism articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • BIOL1013 Head and Neck Anatomy
  • DENT1013 General and Oral Microbiology
  • DENT1039 Dental Anatomy
  • DENT1019 Oral Histology and Embryology
  • DENT2010 Complete Dentures Intermediate
  • DENT2012 Partial Denture Design
  • DENT2013 Preventive Dentistry
  • DENT2015 Prosthodontic Theory
  • ETHC3001 Ethics and Professionalism
  • GERT1000 Gerontology
  • MGMT3007 Denturism Practice Management
  • BIOL1040 Anatomy and Physiology Introductory Concepts
  • DENT1050 Anatomy and Physiology for the Denturist
  • DENT1051 Principles for the Regulated Interprofessional
  • DENT1048 Dental Materials
  • DENT1049 Complete Dentures - Intro
  • DENT1052 Removable Partial Denture - Acrylic
  • DENT2020 Removable Partial Denture - Cast
  • DENT2021 Oral Pathology for Denturists
  • DENT3010 Nutrition for the Dental Professional
  • DENT3011 Collaborative Health Care
  • DENT2022 Radiographic Interpretation
  • DENT2023 Pharmacology for the Denturist
  • DENT3009 Pathophysiiology and Pharmacology

Clinical Practice

  • DENT2014 Clinical Practice
  • DENT3000 Clinical Practice - Intermediate
  • DENT3003 Clinical Practice - Implants
  • DENT2011 Introduction to Clinical Prosthodontics
  • DENT3012 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