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The Denturism Study Programs are not accredited by the International Federation of Denturists. They are accredidated by other education accreditation authorities.

Education Committee


The members of this committee, as of August 21st 2020, are

  • Mr. Jamshid Zehtab-Jadid - Chair -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Ms. Jenine Bradburn -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mr. Johan Jarvinen -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mr. Tod Young -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mr. Colum Sower - consultant - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mr. John Salomone Reynaud - consultant - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mr. Efthymios Makis Vakalis - consultant - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The mandate of the Education Committee is as to:

  • Advise the IFD on the changes in Denturist education;
  • Evaluate new school's curriculum relative to the base line;
  • Provide education for countries in need of it;
  • Facilitate and conduct examinations for interested new countries;
  • For the purpose of continuing education, be the IFD facilitator when a new immediate training is required;
  • Keep member countries abreast of changes in the base line education;
  • Ensure the base line education is aligned to the current and evolving needs of the profession
    and help the profession stay relevant; and
  • Act as an advisor to the IFD in matters concerned with education.

Denturism education is currently going through restructuring and various challenges globally. Duffy Malherbe has provided links to six websites of worldwide denturists programs:

Australia program: https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/levels-of-study/vocational-study/advanced-diplomas/advanced-diploma-of-%20dental-prosthetics-c6157
Canada program: https://www.georgebrown.ca/programs/denturism-program-s101/
Canada program: http://www.nait.ca/program_home_76867.htm
Canada program: http://www.cdicollege.ca/british-columbia/programs-and-courses/dental/denturist/
New Zeland program: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/search?q=dental+prosthetists
New Zeland program: https://www.otago.ac.nz/dentistry/postgraduate/dental-technology/pgdipcdtech/index.html
United States program: https://batestech.edu/programs/denturist/

List of known Denturism schools worldwide:

Country Number of Schools Duration Level Location Comment
Australia 5       53 trainees per year
Advanced Diploma Dental Prosthetics
    2 years
full time
  Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Victoria, Melbourne
    2 years
full time
  Sydney Institute
New South Wales
    2 years
full time
    2 years
full time
      Bachelor University of Brisbane
Brisbane, Quuensland
New bachelor of Dental Prosthetics starting in 2016.
Belgium 1        
    3 years
580 hours
  Institut Voum Denturisten Student need to have a Dental Technician diploma first.
Canada 5        
    3 years   Denturist Program
George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology
Toronto, Ontario
    3 years   Denturist Technology
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Edmonton, Alberta
    3 years   Denturist Technology
Vancouver Community College
Vancouver, British Columbia
    3 years   Département de Denturologie
Collège Édouard-Montpetit
Longueuil, Québec
    3 years   Denturist Program
CDI College
Surrey, British Columbia
Denmark 1        
    2 years   Aarhus Universitet
England         Need to be trained as a Dental Technician with post-technician training in sciences, clinical and interpersonal skills.
Finland 1        
      University Polytechnic Savonia Department of Dental Healthcare
Open to trained and qualified dental technician with at least five years experience in a laboratory.
Ireland 1        
    18 months   Dublin Dental Hospital Includes both academic and clinical aspects.
Open to qualified dental technicians with three years experience.
Malta 1        
    3 years University Degree University of Malta Only for dental technologists, not clinical dental technologist.
The Netherlands 1        
    4 years   University of Utrecht
To be accepted: Dental Technician with five years experience or Dentist
after a practical exam; with high school degree as a minimum.
New Zeland 1        
        University of Otago  
Switzerland  1 (potential)        
  future 2 years part time      
United States 3        
    6 semesters   Bates Technical College
Tacoma, Washingtion
        American Denturist College
Eugene, Oregon
        New England School of Dental Techniocian
Bangor, Maine



Ilkka Brotherhood

On November 9th 2019,at the Gala Event held for the 40th anniversary of the Erikoishammasteknikkoliitto Ry Union of Denturists in Finland, http://www.erikoishammasteknikkoliitto.fi/, in Helsinki, Finland, Mr. Ilkka Garaisi was inducted into the Brotherhood of Sterkenburgers.



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World Time Information

Denturists are all over the world! Here are in real-time, the date and time of the cities where you will find a lot of our members.

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PST Timezone

Seattle, WA, USA

MST Timezone

Calgary, AB, Canada

CST Timezone

Winnipeg, Canada

EST Timezone

Montreal, QC, Canada
Toronto, ON, Canada

AST Timezone

Moncton, NB, Canada

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London, United Kingdom
Dublin, Ireland

WET Timezone

Lisbon, Portugal

CET Timezone

Berlin, Germany
Brussels, Belgium
Lucerne, Switzerland
Valletta, Malta

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Helsinki, Finland

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Cape Town, South Africa

AEST Timezone

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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