Resources

Regulatory Framework

The College develops Standards, Guidelines, Position Statements and Policies to support Denturists in the provision of safe and ethical care. Together, these documents define the expectations for members of the profession.  

Standards of Practice are established to protect the public and provide Denturists with clear direction to the members of the profession and inform the public of what they can expect when receiving care from a registered Denturist.  Standards are high-level and outline the expectations for Denturists that contribute to public protection.  The College’s Standards of Practice outline the minimum standards that all registered Denturists must meet.

Guidelines offer further context and clarity to assist Denturists with an understanding of the Standards of Practice. Guidelines often address specific practice-related issues and can include scenarios and checklists.

Position Statements articulate the opinion of the College Council in regard to matters that may not be specifically addressed by existing legislation or regulations.  Position statements are often developed in response to questions from Denturists and provide a framework within which practice decisions can be made. A Denturist whose practice is not consistent with the position outlined by the College may be required to justify their conduct or actions.

Policies are statements made by the College about its expectations of how Denturists will behave in certain circumstances. Where Standards of Practice are statements by the profession of how its members will perform in certain circumstances, policies are rules set by the College that govern the performance of members of the profession.