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Competencies


Essential Competencies

In health care, essential competencies are the minimum knowledge, skills, judgement and attitudes required for a profession. Essential competencies provide a structure to help identify, evaluate and develop the behaviours that ensure safe, competent, and ethical practice.

National Competency Profile

In 2012 the Colleges of Denturists of Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia sponsored a project to develop a national competency profile for the profession and entry-level Denturists. The benefits include:

  • increasing understanding of the profession across Canada
  • supporting provincial registrars in their regulatory functions; creating a basis for developing standards of practice
  • providing a foundation for quality assurance and remediation requirements, and
  • describing the expected outputs from educational programs

In 2013 the College of Denturists of Ontario adopted the National Competency Profile. It was used to help develop the new clinical component of the Qualifying Examination in 2014.