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
CREDENTIAL
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY
2018-2019
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 Description

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

In addition, students will learn techniques in the fabrication of implant overdentures 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. (NOTE: Additional fees apply.)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 and recognized by the College of Denturists of Ontario

female dental student works with an elderly denturism client

Field Education 

Students have the opportunity to organize their own external field experience in an oral health-care setting.

Your Field Education Options 

The program has a field experience 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  

Every credential at George Brown College delivers detailed program learning outcomes that are discipline specific and aligned with the appropriate credential level. 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.

In addition to the learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their core disciplinary or vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed for College programs through additional mandatory General Education or Liberal Studies courses in the program curriculum. Also, programs are designed to provide essential transferrable skills (referred to sometimes as essential employability skills), which include: communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills, among others.

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
DENT1025 Complete Dentures Laboratory Practice I
DENT1040 Complete Dentures Laboratory Theory I
DENT1052 Dental Anatomy
DENT1135 Dental Materials for the Denturist I
BIOL1008 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
COMM1003 English Skills
  or
COMM1007 College English
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course Name
ANAT1038 Head and Neck Anatomy
DENT1027 Complete Dentures Laboratory Practice II
DENT1041 Complete Dentures Laboratory Theory II
DENT1105 Infection Prevention and Control
DENT1106 Partial Dentures Theory and Lab I
BIOL1011 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
DENT 1136 Dental Materials for the Denturist II
GSSC1053 Collaborative Health Care in Canada
COMM 1007 College English (if necessary)

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 (full year course)
HIST1003 Periodontology, Histology and Embryology
NUTR1112 Nutrition
PATH1019 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Course Name
DENT2009 Practice/Partial Dentures III
DENT2015 Complete Dentures Clinical Theory I (full year course)
DENT2016 Complete Dentures Clinical Practice (full year course)
PATH1004 Oral Pathology I
PATH1020 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II
GSSC2027 Gerontology
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Course Name
DENT2038 Oral Pathology II
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)
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)
DENT3040 Managing a Denturist Practice

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the College of Denturists of Ontario 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.

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 

$20,188.00 * †

Additional Cost 

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of the program starting in the fall of 2017. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in the fall 2018 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 Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English, Math or Science, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English, Math or Science.

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 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 georgebrown.ca/preplacement

Police Vulnerable Sector Check (must be valid annually)

  • In compliance with the requirements of our onsite clinic and 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 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.

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