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What's New

  • Dec 2 110th Council Meeting The 110th meeting of Council will be held on Friday, December 9, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (online). Read More
  • Nov 24 Launch of Canada Dental Benefit The Government of Canada will be launching its interim Canada Dental Benefit program on December 1, 2022. An information session for all oral health professionals, including Registered Denturists, will be held by Health Canada and the CRA on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EST. Read More

Denturism and the Scope of Practice

A Denturist is a registered oral healthcare professional, one of many that are regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. 

The Denturism Act, 1991 sets out the scope of the practice of denturism:

  • assessment of arches missing some or all teeth; and
  • design, construction, repair, alteration, ordering and fitting of removable dentures.

As a member of a self-regulated profession, a Denturist must engage in safe, competent and ethical practice that promotes oral health and the well-being of the public of Ontario.

The Denturist must be educated to be able to fulfill responsibilities in the areas of:

  1. Complete denture fabrication
  2. Partial denture design and fabrication
  3. Immediate denture fabrication
  4. Implant-supported denture fabrication
  5. Relines, rebases and repairs of patient or practitioner removable dentures

The process around the fabrication and fitting of dentures involves seven phases:

  1. Gathering information related to the patient’s relevant medical history and assessment of oral conditions
  2. Treatment planning and design
  3. Impressions
  4. Assessment of centric and protrusive occlusion
  5. Try-in
  6. Insertion
  7. Professional records and responsibilities
In all activities and environments, the Denturist works independently with the patient, and collaboratively with other healthcare providers where necessary.