Denturists

Denturists

NOC
3221

Examine patients and design, construct and repair removable dentures.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

12
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$76,176
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

53
 

% Working Full Time

100%
 

% Working Full Year

55%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Denturists examine patients and design, construct and repair removable dentures. Most denturists work in private practice.

Main Duties

Denturists perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Measure patients' jaws to determine size and shape of dentures required
  • Make impressions of patients' teeth, gums and jaws
  • Design and construct dentures or direct other workers to construct dentures
  • Insert, fit and modify new dentures
  • Repair dentures
  • Reline, rebase and adjust dentures
  • Fabricate mouth protectors, anti-snoring prostheses and removable prostheses on implants
  • May order radiographs
  • May prepare partial dentures
  • May perform denture whitening and cleaning.

Also Known As

  • dental mechanic
  • denturist
  • denturologist
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of a two- or three-year college program in denturism/denturology is required.
  • An internship in a registered denture clinic may be required.
  • Licensing by a provincial or territorial regulatory body is required.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: Yes
  • Red Seal: No
  • Certified Interprovincial Mobility: Yes
Employment by Sex

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21.7%
Female
78.3%
Male
Employment by age

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0.0%
15-24
18.2%
25-34
0.0%
35-44
18.2%
45-54
63.6%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
0.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
84.6%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
15.4%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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81.8%
Health care and social assistance
18.2%
Manufacturing
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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36.40%
Northeast
18.20%
Southeast
27.30%
Southwest
0.00%
Central
18.20%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

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Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

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No Data Available

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No Data Available
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$76,176

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$82,603

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$76,176

Newfoundland

N/A

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$25,896

Canada

$46,722
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

12
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

9
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

31
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

29