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
DNTM
Duration
6 Semesters (3 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Work integrated learning
4 Clinical Placements
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Winter 2019 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

Career opportunities

Denturists work independently, interdependently and collaboratively with health professionals and clients. Denturists are able to establish their own clinical practice or associate with other denturists or health care providers.

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)

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.

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Selection Process

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)

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.

Criminal Reference/Vulnerable Sector Check

Placement agencies require an up-to-date clear criminal reference check and vulnerable sector check prior to going out on placement. Students should obtain their criminal reference three months prior to placement; checks conducted earlier may not be considered current. As some jurisdictions require longer lead-time for processing, please check with the program coordinator to ensure you allow for sufficient turn-around time. It is the student's responsibility to provide the completed document prior to placement start.

NOTE: A record of criminal offences, for which a pardon has not been granted, may prevent students from completing their placements, thereby affecting their ability to graduate.

Admission details

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.

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • BIOL 1013 - Head and Neck Anatomy (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • DENT 1037 - Dental Materials (Semester 1 / 84 hours)
  • DENT 1038 - Complete Dentures (Semester 1 / 84 hours)
  • DENT 1039 - Dental Anatomy (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • BIOL 1001 - Anatomy and Physiology - Introductory Concepts (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1064 - Computer Skills and Applications (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • DENT 1013 - General and Oral Microbiology (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • DENT 1019 - Oral Histology and Embryology (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • DENT 2010 - Complete Dentures Intermediate (Semester 2 / 84 hours)
  • DENT 2013 - Preventive Dentistry (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • BIOL 1002 - Anatomy and Physiology: Advanced Concepts (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • DENT 1040 - Removable Partial Denture Lab (Semester 3 / 84 hours)
  • DENT 2009 - Radiographic Interpretation (Semester 3 / 56 hours)
  • DENT 2011 - Introduction to Clinical Prosthodontics (Semester 3 / 126 hours)
  • DENT 2012 - Partial Denture Design (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • GERT 1000 - Gerontology (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • BIOL 2007 - Pathology and Pharmacology - Introduction (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • DENT 2000 - Oral Pathology (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • DENT 2015 - Prosthodontic Theory (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • DENT 2016 - Periodontology (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • BIOL 3000 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology - Advanced (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • DENT 3001 - Nutrition (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • DENT 3002 - Community Dentistry (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • ETHC 3001 - Ethics and Professionalism (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 3007 - Denturism Practice Management (Semester 6 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 2 courses from the general education list during registration. (Semester 4)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 5)
  • Select 2 courses from the general education list during registration. (Semester 6)

  • DENT 2014 - Clinical Practice (Semester 4)
  • DENT 3000 - Clinical Practice - Intermediate (Semester 5)
  • DENT 3003 - Clinical Practice - Implants (Semester 6)
  • DENT 3004 - Clinical Practice - Advanced (Semester 6)