Denturism Develop your specialized skills in our public clinic. Become a dental health entrepreneur or work with dental specialists and oral surgeons.

General information

Program code
6 Semesters (3 Years)
Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Intake information

Start date Campus
Winter 2019 Barrie

Program description

The Denturism program will prepare the graduate for a career as a Denturist. Students will develop knowledge, skills and attitudes consistent with their scope of practice in particular assisting clients in attaining and maintaining oral health through the provision of complete, partial and immediate dentures, and dentures over implants. Students are trained specifically in clinical and laboratory aspects related to their field. Students will use a problem-solving framework; basing all decisions, judgments and interventions on current research and theory. The program will prepare the graduate for the legal and ethical responsibilities of a Denturist and with a basic understanding of business practices related to self-employment.

Additional program specific fee information for Denturism

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with:

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Math (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Chemistry (C or U) or Grade 11 (U)
  • Grade 11 or 12 Biology (C or U)

Admission details

Applicants following the OSS curriculum must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD - 30 credits) or equivalent.

Applicants following the OSS curriculum must also have:
Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG 4C, ENG 4U), plus
Chemistry (SCH 4C, SCH 4U, SCH 3U), plus
Biology (SB13C, SB13U or SB14U), plus
Math Grade 12 (C) or (U) (MAP4C, MCT4C, MHF4U, MCV4U, MDM4U).

Selection process

Applicants will be assessed based on previous academic achievements in the prerequisite courses and an average of other courses within their final year of study prior to applying to the program.


View the Denturism articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • BIOL1001 Anatomy and Physiology Introduction
  • BIOL1002 Anatomy and Physiology - Advanced
  • BIOL1013 Head and Neck Anatomy
  • BIOL2007 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology - Introduction
  • BIOL3000 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology - Advanced
  • COMP1064 Computer Skills and Applications
  • DENT1013 General and Oral Microbiology
  • DENT1037 Dental Materials
  • DENT1038 Complete Dentures Lab - Introduction
  • DENT1039 Dental Anatomy
  • DENT1019 Oral Histology and Embryology
  • DENT1040 Removable Partial Denture Lab
  • DENT2000 Oral Pathology
  • DENT2009 Dental Radiography
  • DENT2010 Complete Dentures - Intermediate Lab Skills
  • DENT2011 Introduction to Clinical Prosthodontics
  • DENT2012 Partial Denture Design
  • DENT2013 Preventive Dentistry
  • DENT2015 Prosthodontic Theory
  • DENT2016 Periodontology
  • DENT3001 Nutrition
  • DENT3002 Community Dentistry
  • ETHC3001 Ethics and Professionalism
  • GERT1000 Gerontology
  • MGMT3007 Denturism Practice Management

Clinical Practice

  • DENT2014 Clinical Practice
  • DENT3000 Clinical Practice - Intermediate
  • DENT3003 Clinical Practice - Implants
  • DENT3004 Clinical Practice - Advanced

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list