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The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.
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The average or expected time it will take to complete your program.
Open Studies allows you to explore credit courses without applying to a program.
It is an opportunity to get a feel for school and what program you want to be in.
Program availability may be limited for international applicants. Contact your student advisor for more information.
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).
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:
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.
On average you can expect to spend:
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.
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:
If you’re looking for more information or have a question about the Denturist program, we can help.
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