Denturists (NOC 3221)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2016-2018)
Minimum Not published
Median Not published
Maximum Not published
Job prospect
(2017-2021)
Employment in 2016
1,000
Skill level
Technical (usually a college or secondary school vocational diploma)

Nature of work

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

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
  • - Continued…
  • - 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.

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.

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