Denturists (NOC 3221)

About this job

People in this occupation:

  • examine patients and design, construct and repair removable dentures
  • work mainly in private practice
Common job titles
  • denturist
  • denturologist
  • mechanic, dental / denture
  • denturist
  • denturologist
  • mechanic, dental / denture

Earnings

Annual provincial median salary

$85,069

Source: 2011 National Household Survey (Full-time full-year median employment income)

Provincial hourly rate

  • High
  • Median
  • Low

N/A - Data not available

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage Report

Duties

Denturists perform some or all of the following duties:

  • measure patients' jaws to determine size and shape of dentures needed
  • make impressions of patients' teeth, gums and jaws
  • make dentures or direct other workers to make dentures
  • insert, fit and modify new dentures
  • repair dentures
  • reline and rebase dentures
  • make mouth protectors, anti-snoring prostheses and removable prostheses on implants
  • may prepare partial dentures
  • May order radiographs
  • May perform denture whitening and cleaning.

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this field:

  • Work takes place in an office and/or laboratory environment.
  • Workers may use instruments or power tools that could be a source of injury.

Job requirements

Education, training & qualifications

  • Completion of a two- or three-year college program in denturism/denturology is required.
  • An internship in a registered denture clinic may be required.
  • Licensing by a provincial or territorial regulatory body is required.

As of July 1, 2017 when the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) came into force, you will not need significant additional training, experience, testing or assessment if your qualifications or certificates are recognized by a Canadian regulatory authority. This applies whether you were trained in Canada or internationally. Learn about labour mobility at www.workersmobility.ca. For information about labour mobility and foreign qualifications recognition, contact the B.C. regulator for your occupation.

Skills

  • Manual Dexterity
  • Social
  • Verbal & Written Comprehension
  • Clerical Ability
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Education programs in B.C.

The following program areas are related to this occupation:
  • Dental Related

For more information about programs offered specifically for this career, visit EducationPlannerBC.

Select a region to view regional outlook
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Cariboo
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Kootenay
Employment in 2016:
20
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Mainland / Southwest
Employment in 2016:
170
Average annual employment growth:
1.8%
Expected number of job openings:
90
North Coast & Nechako
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Northeast
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Thompson-Okanagan
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Vancouver Island / Coast
Employment in 2016:
50
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A

N/A - Data not available

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Career paths and resources

Career paths

At this time, career path information is not available for this occupation.

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