Denturists (NOC 3221)

Job titles

Nature of work

Denturists examine patients and design, construct and repair removable dentures. Most denturists work in private practice.

Fields of interest

  • Making or building things, constructing, doing repairs, and performing installations
  • Providing others with care and assistance
  • Working for yourself

Main duties

  • Denturists perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Measure patients' jaws to determine size and shape of dentures required
  • - Make impressions of patients' teeth, gums and jaws
  • - Design and construct dentures or direct other workers to construct dentures
  • - Insert, fit and modify new dentures
  • - Repair dentures
  • - Reline, rebase and adjust dentures
  • - Fabricate mouth protectors, anti-snoring prostheses and removable prostheses on implants
  • - May order radiographs
  • - May prepare partial dentures
  • - May perform denture whitening and cleaning.

Main characteristics of the occupation

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Denturists (NOC 3221)

Employment requirements

  • * Completion of a two- or three-year college program in denturism/denturology is required.
  • * An internship in a registered denture clinic may be required.
  • * Licensing by a provincial or territorial regulatory body is required.

Skill type

  • Health occupations

Skill level

  • Technical