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
- 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 apply to take the College of Denturists of Ontario (CDO) provincial licensing examination. Successful completion of the examination is one of the requirements to be registered to practice as a Denturist in the province by the College of Denturists of Ontario. See denturists-cdo.com for further information about the registration process in Ontario.
Denturism is an accredited program.
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