Georgian College is offering a new Denturism program at the Barrie Campus starting January.
The three-year advanced diploma prepares students for careers as denturists. Students will develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to assist clients in attaining and maintaining oral health through complete, partial and immediate dentures, and dentures over implants.
Sean Madorin, Associate Dean, Health, Wellness and Sciences, says the program will appeal to mature students who have a background in dental health and want to pursue education that will help them open and operate their own denture clinic, or who want to work with other dental professionals.
“Denturism students will gain the skills and competencies to become dental health entrepreneurs or work at dental offices or with dental specialists and oral surgeons to help denture clients restore their confidence,” says Madorin.
Graduates may attain licensure from the provincial regulatory body and find employment with other denturists or health care providers, or in self-employment.