NAIT

Denturist Technology

Program Information
School: NAIT
Faculty: Health
Degree: Diploma
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. During the three-year program, students gain experience in communication skills, anatomy, oral pathology, laboratory procedures, denture design, and practice management. Students apply theoretical knowledge in laboratory and patient care clinics.
Website: Denturist Technology at NAIT
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:
National: $4,550
Scholarships: 14 scholarship(s)
Careers: 1 career(s)
Admission Requirements
Prerequisites:

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

  • Grade 12 English
  • Grade 12 Biology
  • Grade 12 Applied Mathematics or Grade 12 Pure Mathematics
  • Grade 12 Science or Grade 12 Mathematics or Grade 12 Social Science or Grade 12 International Languages
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. Once you apply to the program, start your immunization requirements immediately as it may take several months to complete. 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 July 7, 2014

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