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Defining Denturism

Professional Denturists are the members of the dental health care team specifically trained and educated in the skills and the knowledge necessary to provide optimal denture services to the community.

Equipped with solid technical training as a technician, and post-technician training in sciences, clinical skills and interpersonal skills, the Denturist can design, create, construct and modify (repair and reline) a prosthesis to ensure optimal fit, maximum comfort, and general well-being. The Denturist functions as both the clinician and dental technician and as a result able to better control all aspects of the construction of the prosthesis, while ensuring a cost saving to the patient.

While the term “Denturist” is a commonly used designation, internationally the profession is also referred to by a series of language-specific names, for example:

Australia Dental Prosthetist
Austria Denturist
Belgium Denturist
Canada Denturist
Denmark Kliniske Tandteknikere
(Clinical Dental Technician)
Finland Erikoishammasteknikkoliitto
(Special Dental Technician)
France Denturologiste
Germany Zahnprothetiker
Ireland Clinical Dental Technician
Malta Denturist
Netherlands Tandprotheticus
New Zeland Clinical Dental Technician
South Africa Clinical Dental Technologist
Switzerland Zahnprothetiker
United Kingdom Clinical Dental Technician
United States Denturist