Denturist

Denturists are dental health professionals who specialize in the field of removable oral prosthesis (dentures). In partnership with other health care professionals, they assess, design, fabricate, repair and insert complete and removable partial dentures and diagnose related problems so e.g. they might insert  mouth guards, anti-snoring devices and teeth-whitening devices.  Most denturists work in denture clinics and associated laboratories (which usually are on the same premises). Some denturists provide services in health institutions or private residences.

Denturists work standard office hours but may put in longer hours, particularly if they are self-employed.

Skills Required

  • the ability to concentrate and make decisions
  • imagination and creativity
  • the ability to pay close attention to detail
  • manual dexterity for working with equipment and instruments
  • patience
  • excellent communication skills, especially listening skills

Denturists should enjoy taking a methodical approach to diagnosing problems, analyzing information and experimenting with dental prosthetic device designs, and doing precise work with tools and equipment.

Education/Training Required

College diploma

Schools Offering Career Program

George Brown College
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Vancouver Community College

Average Starting Salary
$52,000

Growth Rate
Poor

Education Required
1.5 to 3 years