Denturist Technology

Program Information

Field of Study:Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Description:Denturists are dental health professionals who specialize in the field of removable oral prostheses (dentures). Denturists work in partnership with other health professionals to deliver comprehensive treatment. As an oral health professional, the denturist must demonstrate strong communication skills to provide optimum patient care. In addition, denturists must possess manual dexterity, imagination, creativity, attention to detail, and a desire to work with others.

The Denturist Technology program offers a challenging career for those individuals interested in providing direct patient care in oral health services. The program is designed to provide students with the theoretical, technical, and clinical experiences required to assess, diagnose, design, fabricate, and insert both complete and partial removable dentures. This three-year program prepares students to assess, diagnose, design, fabricate, insert complete and partial dentals and provide effective communication with patients regarding treatment options and care. An extensive clinical practicum makes up Year 3.
URL:Denturist Technology at NAIT
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,550

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Applied Mathematics  or  Grade12 Pure Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Science  or  Grade12 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Social Studies  or  Grade12 International Languages 

One of: Science 30, Physics 30, Chemistry 30, Math 31, Social Studies 30-1 or a 30-level language other than English

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Certifications - Proof of Standard First Aid and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (HCP). CPR Training including AED will be required on the 1st day of class. Immunizations - Student immunization form will be required on the 1st day of class. Required immunizations are measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Hepatitis B and Hepatitis B titre test and Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (dTap). Documentation is required for all immunizations. Your on-site or off-site clinical placement may be restricted, limited or denied if you do not have current and complete immunizations. Computer literacy - You must have basic computer literacy, which includes basic word processing, spreadsheets, Internet and email. An interview is also required.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 14, 2016