Education Committee


The members of this committee, as of October 13rth 2016, are

  • Mr. Jamshid Zehtab-Jadid This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mr. Urban Christen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mrs. Helga Largren 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.

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 4        
    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
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     Course workload to be brought to the baseline competencies level.
United States 3        
    6 semesters   Bates Technical College
Tacoma, Washingtion
        American Denturist College
Eugene, Oregon
        New England School of Dental Techniocian
Bangor, Maine


AGA2016 Award

Mr. Urban Christen-Mendez, DD delivering his Brotherhood of Sterkenburgers acceptance speech.



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