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School of Health and Life Sciences

Denturist Technology

Sep 08, 2020
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  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

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Advanced Credit

You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit

In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:

  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 5 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of C- in the course(s) or program

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

The Denturist Technology diploma program is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience you’ll need to assess, design, fabricate and insert complete and partial dentures.

NAIT’s 3-year Denturist Technology program includes 2 years of theoretical and technical training and 1 year of practicum placement in a clinical environment. You will also have the opportunity to practice on state-of-the-art equipment in one of NAIT’s 9 dedicated treatment rooms in the NAIT Dental Clinic.

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills

On average you can expect to spend:

  • 32 hours per week attending classes over the course of a semester
  • 10 to 12 hours per week studying and completing class assignments
  • additional time in the second and third years of the program for patient management and scheduling, which will increase while time required for study will decrease

As an oral health professional, there will be a strong focus on attention to detail, and a need to make complex adjustments on the fly. You’ll also need to display imagination and creativity to solve potential problems, and the ability to work and interact constantly with patients in high stress environments.

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Enter the workforce with confidence

Graduates of the Denturist Technology program are in demand and work in private clinics owned by registered denturists. Depending on where you would like to work in Canada, you may be required to complete an internship of 1 or 2 years (depending on the laws of the province) and pass examinations specified by the regulatory body.

If you would like to work in Alberta after graduation, you will need to apply to the College of Alberta Denturists to take the provincial registration examination. Please refer to the Alberta College of Denturists website to learn more about their requirements for licensing/mandatory registration and declaration of conduct, which may include disclosure of information related to criminal convictions and professional misconduct or incompetence as well as any personal factors that could impact the ability to practice safely

Upon successful graduation you will be eligible for membership with the Denturist Association of Alberta and Denturist Association of Canada.

Graduates of the NAIT Denturist Technology program are eligible for credit toward:

 

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If you’re looking for more information or have a question about the Denturist program, we can help.

Our program advisors are here to answer your questions.

  • Email: det@nait.ca
  • Tel: 780.471.8930
  • Fax: 780.491.3149

 



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If you’re on a non-competitive waitlist, you should consider NAIT’s Academic Upgrading program or NAIT Equivalency Tests to become a more competitive applicant.

There is no guarantee that waitlisted applicants will be offered a seat, however it is common for seats to become available until the start of class. As seats become available, they are filled from the waitlist.
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