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CDI College’s Denturist program provides the solid theoretical foundation combined with hands-on training you’ll need for a successful career in denturism.

The Only Denturist Program Accredited in BC

CDI College is one of only three schools in Canada accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Denturism and the only school accredited in British Columbia.
In the Denturist program, you’ll gain an understanding for the full scope of practice in both clinical and laboratory environments, including the building of complete and removable partial dentures, dentures on implants, and managing a professional denturists’ practice.

Additionally, you’ll also learn about pharmacology, oral pathology, gerontology, clinical and laboratory infection control, and head, neck and dental anatomy.

Hands-on Denturist Training in BC

After successful completion of the Denturist program at CDI College, graduates can seek employment as a denturist practitioner, clinic owner, and dental appliance manufacturer/supplier at a dentist-owned clinic or laboratory.

Prior to graduation, you’ll intern at a denture clinic. After you complete your internship portfolio and the theoretical, jurisprudence, complete denture and clinical exams, you’ll be ready to apply for certification to the College of Denturists of British Columbia. Denturists must be registered with their regulatory college and may used the reserved title of Registered Denturist (RD).

As a nationally accredited program, graduates will also have their credentials as a denturist recognized across Canada.

Admission Requirements:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • English 12 (minimum B-)
  • Biology 12
  • Two of the following courses: Math 11, Physics 11, Chemistry 11
  • Negative TB skin test or chest x-ray
  • Hepatitis A & B vaccinations
  • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act).
  • Pass a spatial thinking aptitude test.
  • Pass a manual dexterity test
This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

Career Opportunities

  • Denturist – Clinic Owner/Practitioner
  • Denturist – Associate Practitioner
  • Dental manufacturers/suppliers
  • Dentist owned clinics/laboratories

Industry Salary Information

  • In this occupation, a large number of people are self-employed. For this reason, wages for this occupation are presented at an annual rate to better represent earnings for this occupation.
  • Low Salary: $23,350
  • Average Salary: $54,425
  • High Salary: $112,354

* Information Source: www.jobbank.gc.ca/trend-analysis. Salary data provided is an estimate, and is intended for reference purposes only.

Financial Aid

Finding yourself in a position where College is unaffordable is more common than most of us realize. Fortunately, Canada’s provincial and federal governments are very focused on making education accessible to virtually everyone; even students that are new to Canada. Regardless of your situation: didn’t finish high school, are having (or had) financial difficulties, or you are a new arrival to Canada, we will find financial solution best for you!

Our Financial Aid Expert will provide you with best options to make education investment in yourself, both realistic and affordable. Let us help you find option that suits you best. Fill out the form NOW!

  • Government Student Loans
  • Currently, British Columbia has a government-sponsored plan that provides loan assistance to qualified full-time students. The type and amount of assistance usually varies depending on your individual circumstances.

    When you meet with our Student Financial Planning Expert at the campus, we will go over all the financial options available to you to make this amazing investment in yourself both affordable and realistic.

  • RRBC Royal Credit Line for Students ©
  • The Royal Credit Line for Students lets you focus on what's important: your studies. Available to full-time and part-time students who need to finance their studies, it allows you to take charge of your financial needs in a way that fits your lifestyle.

    The Royal Credit Line for Students is different from a traditional loan in that it lets you borrow funds as you need them, and pay the interest on only the amount you use, without ever having to reapply. You get all the convenience and benefits with no annual fee.

    As a student, you may qualify for one of RBC`s best rates - Prime + 1%, which applies when you are at school and for a 12 month grace period after graduation.

    Further information about financial assistance is available from the Financial Advisor at your nearest campus.

  • Other Financial Assistance
  • There may be other forms of financial aid available to you. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for specific government grants and bursaries. Additionally, you may be eligible to receive funding through a government-sponsored agency such as HRSDC or WorkSafe.

    If you have questions about funding your education, each CDI College campus has a Financial Advisor who can provide information about the various options available to you. Additionally, your Financial Advisor will also assist you with completing your application for whichever funding option you choose.

    Obtaining financial aid will enable you to concentrate on your CDI College training so you can embark on a rewarding career in your field.

Campuses

Vancouver

626 West Pender St. Suite #710
Vancouver, BC V6B 1V9

Burnaby

5021 Kingsway Suite #500
Burnaby, BC V5H 4A5

South Surrey

112 - 14928 56th Ave.
Surrey, BC V3S 2N5

Surrey

11125 124th St. Suite #100
Surrey, BC V3V 4V2

Richmond

4351 No 3 Rd.Suite #180
Richmond, BC V6X 3A7