Denturist Technology program looking for 200 new patients
Students in NAIT’s Denturist Technology program want to put smiles on the faces of 200 new denture patients. These individuals will receive dentures for roughly one-third of what it would cost elsewhere for the same procedures, while helping second-year students gain hands-on experience.
“Patients receive courteous, professional and economical service, while getting complete and partial dentures,” said Trena Perrin, an educational lab technologist in NAIT’s School of Health Sciences. “Our students, meanwhile, get essential real-world experience which helps them prepare for meaningful careers.”
Patients will be seen by the same student denturist throughout the process, until their dentures are complete. There are always opportunities for follow-up visits as required. Dentures should be examined yearly, and in most cases replaced every five years.
“Patient participation is essential for this program to run,” said Perrin. “All the work is done in a clinic setting at NAIT under the supervision of registered denturists.”
NAIT’s Denturist Technology program is one of only four denturist programs in Canada, typically attracting students from across the country. The full-time, three-year program is designed to provide students with the theoretical, technical and clinical experiences required to assess, diagnose, design, fabricate and insert both complete and partial removable dentures. Over 96 per cent of grads find work within a year of completing the program.
Denture patients interested in participating in the program can contact the NAIT dental clinic at 780.471.7786.
Media interview and photo opportunities with instructors, students and patients can be arranged.
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With more than 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 98 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to Alberta’s prosperity. Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.
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