Becoming a Denturist
Denturists are qualified to provide the following dental health care services to the public: the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients who are missing some or all of their natural teeth. Denturists are also trained in the technical art of designing, fabricating, repairing, altering and fitting partial and complete dentures and dentures over implants. In Alberta, Denturists are licensed by the Government of Alberta and to practice must be registered with the College of Alberta Denturists and carry a valid Practice Permit issued by the College.
The College of Alberta Denturists is the governing body for the practice of Denturism in Alberta. The College regulates the practice of Denturism in Alberta via the requirements of the Denturists Profession Regulations enacted under the Alberta Health Professions Act. Since 2007, qualifying to become a Denturist in Alberta requires the completion of a 3 Year training program offered by the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). This program includes Clinical Placement training also administered by NAIT. The successful completion of the Denturism program at NAIT results in the graduate receiving a Diploma in Denturism (DD). The College is also in charge of assessing the training and qualifications of Denturists trained in other Provinces and outside of Canada. If you have been trained outside of the Province of Alberta and would like to know if you qualify to practice Denturism in Alberta you can find more information on the website for the College and by contacting the Registrar of the College. You may visit the College’s website by clicking on the following link: College of Alberta Denturists