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Denturists

Other titles : dental mechanic, denture mechanic, denture technician

Details

Description :

Denturists examine patients and design, construct and repair removable dentures. Most denturists work in private practice.

Main duties :

  • measure patients' jaws to determine size and shape of dentures required;
  • make impressions of patients' teeth, gums and jaws;
  • construct dentures or direct other workers to construct dentures;
  • fit and modify new dentures;
  • repair dentures;
  • reline and rebase dentures;
  • fabricate mouth protectors, anti-snoring prostheses and removable prostheses on implants;
  • may prepare partial dentures.

Regions where this career
has the best propspects:

  • Laval
  • Lanaudière
  • Montérégie

Training

Diploma of College Studies (DCS)

 

Techniques de denturologie

(Training program is available in French only)

Program length: 3 years

Program Objectives

Analyser et évaluer les besoins fonctionnels et esthétiques des bénéficiaires en prothèses dentaires amovibles et établir un plan de traitement. Prendre les empreintes et les articulés nécessaires. Effectuer la mise en bouche et l’ajustement d’une prothèse dentaire amovible. Mettre sur pied et tenir un bureau de denturologiste sur une base de rentabilité et de respect des droits des personnes et des lois. 

Educational organization offering the program