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Denturism Program (S101)

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PROGRAM
Denturism
CODE
S101
SCHOOL
School of Dental Health
LOCATION
Waterfront Campus
DURATION
3 years (6 semesters)
STARTING MONTH
September
CERTIFICATION
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
Students in the Denturism program are educated within the guidelines of the Denturist’s scope of practice. This includes assessment, treatment planning, design, fabrication and maintenance of various dental prostheses and oral devices.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

 

The Denturism program prepares students to provide care as independent oral health care professionals.

Utilizing the Denturism model of care, students will learn to:

  • assess a client's health history and oral health conditions
  • design a treatment plan
  • take impressions
  • complete procedures to fabricate the construction of removable partial or full dentures

Students will also provide services related to:

  • denture repairs
  • relines
  • removable oral devices
  • learn techniques in the fabrication of implant supported dentures through simulation

The program consists of a challenging curriculum, including academic, clinical and laboratory skills. Emphasis is placed on interprofessional education, whereby students learn to function within a collaborative oral health-care team. Students are to assume responsibility for ensuring the client base required to participate in the clinical component of the program.

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the College of Denturists of Ontario provincial licensing examination. Successful completion of the examination is a requirement to be registered to practice as a Denturist in the province by the College of Denturists of Ontario.

Denturism is an accredited program.

female dental student works with an elderly denturism client



Your Field Study Options 

The program has a field placement component that allows students the opportunity to explore various health-care settings and the role of the denturist within the community.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).

In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes



Course Outline

Required Courses 

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course Name
ANAT1038 Head and Neck Anatomy
DENT1025 Complete Dentures Laboratory Practice I
DENT1040 Complete Dentures Laboratory Theory I
DENT1135 Dental Materials for the Denturist I
DENT1105 Infection Prevention and Control I
BIOL1008 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
COMM1003 English Skills
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course Name
DENT1027 Complete Dentures Laboratory Practice II
DENT1041 Complete Dentures Laboratory Theory II
DENT1052 Dental Anatomy
DENT1106 Practice/Partial Dentures I
DENT1139 Foundations of Clinical Practice
BIOL1011 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
DENT 1136 Dental Materials for the Denturist II
COMM1007 College English
GSSC1053 Collaborative Health Care in Canada

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Course Name
DENT2007 Practice/Partial Dentures II
DENT2013 Radiographic Interpretation
DENT2015 Complete Dentures Clinical Theory I  (full year course)
DENT2016 Complete Dentures Clinical Practice I  (full year course)
HIST1003 Periodontology Histology and Embryology
PATH1004 Oral Pathology I
PATH1019 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Course Name
DENT2009 Practice/Partial Dentures III
DENT2015 Complete Dentures Clinical Theory I
DENT2016 Complete Dentures Clinical Practice I
DENT2038 Oral Pathology II
PATH1020 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II
GSSC2027 Gerontology
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Course Name
DENT3004 Removable Prosthodontics Clinical Practice (full year course)
DENT3020 Removable Implant Prosthodontics for the Denturist I
DENT3021 Removable Prosthodontic Theory and Applications  (full year course)
DENT3026 Community Placement (full year course)
NUTR1112 Nutrition
DENT 3023 Jurisprudence, Ethics and Professional Responsibilities

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
Code Course Name
DENT3004 Removable Prosthodontics Clinical Practice (full year course)
DENT3006 Removable Implant Prosthodontics for the Denturist II
DENT3021 Removable Prosthodontic Theory and Applications (full year course)
DENT3026 Community Placement (full year course)
BUS3005 Managing a Denturist Practice

For detailed course outlines click here.

General Education Electives



Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the College of Denturists of Ontario provincial licensing examination. Successful completion of the examination is a requirement to register to practice as a Denturist in the province by the College of Denturists of Ontario.

Denturists are members of a self-regulated health-care profession.

Denturists practice in various settings, including:

  • private practice
  • community health settings
  • hospitals
  • teaching institutions
  • research
  • innovation facilities
  • the dental industry


Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$18,707.00 * †

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed does not include additional costs it is the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2015. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2016 and at later dates.

There will be additional costs to the program in each year of study, including textbooks, appropriate laboratory/clinical attire, sundries, and personal protective equipment. There is a refundable rental fee for some equipment on loan to the student.

Please note: This program does not accept International students.



How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U) - A grade of 70 or higher is required.
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U) - A grade of 60 or higher is required.
  • Grade 11 Biology (C or U) or Grade 12 (U) - A grade of 70 or higher is required.
  • Grade 11 Chemistry or Physics (U) or Grade 12 Chemistry or Physics (C or U) - A grade of 60 or higher is required.

Please note: The manual dexterity test is no longer required for this program.

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD) - Mature applicants are eligible to test for Mathematics, Science and English

Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.

Course Exemptions: College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.



Special Requirements  

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR S101

Pre-placement Health Form

  • Upon confirmation of acceptance into this program, students must meet all the mandatory pre-placement health requirements for the program. It may take up to four months to complete all the requirements.
  • All costs, service fees and fines associated with the overall health requirements are the responsibility of the student.
  • For further details and to download the mandatory pre-placement health form, go to the Pre-placement website at www.georgebrown.ca/preplacement

Police Vulnerable Sector Check (must be valid annually)

  • In compliance with the requirements of our placement partners, all students in this program are required to have a police vulnerable sector check completed, and this check must be renewed annually before entering into field or clinical placement.
  • The police vulnerable sector check process typically takes two to three months, but under some circumstances can take four to eight months.

This is required to protect the clientele of our placement partner agencies, who are considered "vulnerable persons" under the law.

  • Students are responsible for ensuring that the police vulnerable sector check covers appropriateness for "individuals being employed and/or volunteering who will be working with vulnerable person(s)".
  • Students are required to keep the original copy of their police vulnerable sector check.
  • Students who are unable to provide a "clear" police vulnerable sector check may not be able to start their field or clinical placement and therefore may be unable to complete the program. Students who are not eligible to attend their practice placement due to a "not clear" status will jeopardize their progress in the program.
  • Failure to meet the requirements for field placement will prevent students from completing the program and/or securing employment.
  • The fees for the police record check vary and must be paid by the student. For more information, please visit the Pre-placement website at www.georgebrown.ca/preplacement/record_check


Apply To  

Ontario Colleges

Contact Us

Contact Us  

Contact Qian Yang at qyang@georgebrown.ca for information about the Denturism program.

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.



George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.