National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0


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32110 - Denturists

Denturists examine patients and design, construct and repair removable dentures. Most denturists work in private practice. Apprentices are also included in this unit group.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • dental mechanic
    • denturist
    • denturologist

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants (See 33100 Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants)
    • Dental hygienists and dental therapists (See 32111 Dental hygienists and dental therapists)
    • Dental technologists and technicians (See 32112 Dental technologists and technicians)
    • Dentists (See 31110 Dentists)
  • 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.
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