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


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.

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Career paths

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