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Denturist Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With nearly 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to Alberta's prosperity. Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. Recognized as one of Alberta's top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

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Office of the Registrar
11762 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T5G2R1, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 3 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
Academic Requirements
  • Grade 12 English
  • Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1 or 30-2 or Applied Math 30
  • Biology 30
  • One of: Science 30, Physics 30, Chemistry 30, Math 31, Social Studies 30-1 or a 30-level language other than English
View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency

Non-Academic Requirements
  • Online Interview - During the interview you will be asked questions regarding the Denturist profession. The following activities are encouraged to ensure an understanding of the Denturist Technology program and profession:
    • Review of the program website
    • Attend Open House
    • Clinical site visits
  • Computer - A computer with Internet access is required for this program.
  • CPR (Basic Life Support - BLS) - Students must provide evidence of current BLS certification on the first day of class, and must remain current for the balance of the program. The BLS certification course that meets this requirement must be designed for individuals who will be health care providers, including AED training. The NAIT Continuing Education Course that meets this requirement is CPRS100 - Basic Life Support | NAIT .
  • Immunizations - Students are required to be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases, as determined by Alberta Health and your program. Prior to acceptance into the program it's recommended you retrieve all past immunization history. Upon acceptance into the program, students will be given further information on immunization requirements. Failure to meet these requirements may result in denial of access to clinical training.
  • Computer Literacy - Basic computer literacy is required, which includes basic word processing, Internet, and email.
  • Additional Requirements and Information - Any prospective students with serious skin disorders such as psoriasis, dermatitis or latex allergy should consider their options carefully before applying to this program. Those with back, arm or neck problems, issues with mobility or significant health challenges are advised to consult with the Program Chair. As well, students are required to be patients for peers in a clinical setting: official documentation from a physician or dentist must be presented if a student is unable to be a patient.

Student Selection Process and Criteria
Student selection is competitive and based on criteria that may include academic achievement beyond the stated minimum prerequisites. Applicants with prior NAIT Health Sciences credentials may be given special consideration for the interview shortlist. The selection process is based on:

  • Phase 1 - Academic entrance requirements are reviewed by the Office of the Registrar and applicants are shortlisted for interviews. Last year, applicants successful in receiving an interview had a minimum average of 72%. Applicants with prior NAIT Health Sciences credentials or who have successfully completed at least one approved Open Studies course in the School of Health and Life Sciences with a minimum of 75% may be given special consideration for the interview shortlist.
  • Phase 2 - Shortlisted applicants are interviewed and ranked. Final selection is based strictly on the interview scores; academics presented in Phase 1 must be maintained. The format for Phase 2 is prerecorded online video interviews. Candidates who are successful in moving to Phase 2 will be given adequate notice of the interview requirements and instructions.
Interview: Consists of a series of scenario-based interview questions designed to evaluate the applicant's critical thinking and ethical decision-making abilities, communication skills, knowledge of the profession and the non-cognitive skills necessary for success in a clinical environment. The interview process will incorporate four to six questions. The length of the interview process is approximately 30-45 minutes.
  • Prospective students interested in determining if the Denturist Program is a good fit for them may enrol in DENT1110 Removable Prosthodontics: Introductory Laboratory Skills via Open Studies. In this course, students learn common laboratory procedures for the fabrication of both complete and partial removable dentures, and become familiar with the materials and instruments used in a denturist laboratory.
  • Prospective students who successfully complete DENT1110 with a minimum average of 70% and apply to the Denturist Technology program will be granted an online interview (minimum academic requirements must be met).

Advanced Credit
You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses), Credential Recognition (for completed certificates, diplomas or degrees) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit & Credential Recognition: In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Recognition of Prior Learning website and on the Request for Transfer Credit or Credential Recognition form (pdf), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:

  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 5 years ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of C- in the course(s) or program

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2018/08/01 to 2019/07/31*.

  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $4,600.00 Year One
  • Tuition $4,170.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $996.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated May 16, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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