32110 – Denturists


32110 – Denturists
Denturists examine patients and design, construct and repair removable dentures. Most denturists work in private practice.


Index of titles
Apprentice dental mechanic
Dental mechanic
Denture mechanic
Denture technician
Denture therapist
Student dental mechanic
Student denturist


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Measure patients' jaws to determine size and shape of dentures required
Make impressions of patients' teeth, gums and jaws
Design and construct dentures or direct other workers to construct dentures
Insert, fit and modify new dentures
Repair dentures
Reline, rebase and adjust dentures
Fabricate mouth protectors, anti-snoring prostheses and removable prostheses on implants
May order radiographs
May prepare partial dentures
May perform denture whitening and cleaning.


Employment requirements
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.
Additional information
Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants (33100)
Dental hygienists and dental therapists (32111)
Dental technologists and technicians (32112)
Dentists (31110)