Graduates of this program will have acquired the knowledge, skills and attitudes to reliably demonstrate the ability to:
-Apply provincial and national codes of conduct when providing denturist service
-Develop a well managed business practice within denturist settings and the community
-Use strategies for systematic inquiry to justify and/or revise denturist services
-Make decisions regarding denturist services that reflect critical thinking, time management and problem solving
-Integrate pertinent theoretical knowledge of anatomy, physiology, morphology and pathology into the provision of denturist practice
Integrate principles of physics, chemistry, general science and properties of materials associated with the fabrication of dental prosthetic devices and appliances
-According to prescription (in collaboration with other members of the dental profession) design, fabricate, modify and repair
removable partial dentures.
-In a clinic setting assess patient's needs, diagnose, treatment plan, design, fabricate, modify and repair, and monitor removable prostheses for patients
-Operate and maintain dental laboratory equipment in accordance with standard safety and maintenance procedures, WHMIS and infection control protocol
-Produce clear and accurate written and oral communications for the public and other professionals regarding denturist issues and services
-Work effectively as a team member, taking responsibility for decisions and actions pertaining to denturist services
-Carry out all duties in an ethical and professional manner
-Demonstrate a commitment to quality denturist service through self-evaluation and life long learning
Part or Full‑time
Graduates of the program are eligible to sit the College of Denturist Licensing Examination after completing the work experience following the two-year in-school program. Graduates are able to provide complete and partial denture treatment that meets the technical, anatomical, biological and physiological needs of the edentulous and semi edentulous patient. Information about graduate outcomes
VCC welcomes applications from
Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students.
3) All qualified candidates take the Industrial Psychology International (IPI) Aptitude test and the twelve applicants with the highest combined academic and aptitude test scores are offered seats
4) Completion of First Aid and CPR-Level C training
5) Proof of a negative TB skin test or chest xray. For more information, read the health requirements document.
Applicants should note that a criminal records check is required for licensure with the College of Denturists of BC. If this is a
concern, they are encouraged to contact that College prior to, or during, their application process.
All requests for transfer credits or course exemptions for all courses in the program must be submitted with application to the program. Click here for Request for Transfer Credit (PDF) form.
- Interest in and empathy with people
- Excellent command of spoken and written English
- Ability to communicate effectively with people of all ages and from all walks of life
- Skilled in problem solving and analysis
- Mature with positive self-image and high standards of personal integrity
- Desire to help others be successful
- Ability to take initiative and handle responsibility
- Good vision and hand-eye coordination
Deadline for submission of documents for Sept 2013 intake is April 15 2013
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Fees and Other Costs
$3,237.60 term 1 and 2 $3,237.60 term 3 and 4
International Tuition Fees
$15,386.00 term 1 and 2 $15,386.00 term 3 and 4
- All international students pay international tuition fees. For more information, please contact VCC's international education office at email@example.com or 604.443.8600.
College initiative fee
$93.20 per year
Student union fee
$50.36 per year
Student union health plan fee
Student union dental plan fee
$80 per year
Textbooks and supplies: $1,350 Tool Kits: $4,000 Material fee: $110 per year Tool Deposit $25.00.
- Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students making advanced payments for programs/courses or installment payments for current programs, will be required to pay increased rates. The application fee is non-refundable. For more information, see withdrawals and refunds specific to this program.
- If you have back, hand or shoulder problems, they may be affected by the physical demands of the profession. Prospective students with respiratory problems may be affected by dust from grinding and polishing, and/or odours and fumes from materials used. Those with sensitive skin and conditions such as sensitivity to latex may also be affected by some materials used in denturist practice.
Updated immunizations strongly recommended: measles, mumps, rubella, polio, tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis B vaccine and current influenza vaccination. Please review Important Health Requirements for the VCC School of Health Sciences.
Note: All course/program information including course/program content, length, admission requirements, prerequisites, start/end dates, postponements and/or cancellation is subject to change without notice.