The Oregon State Denturist Association

This website is the place to learn more about denturism and to help you find a licensed oral healthcare professional to meet your full or partial denture needs with affordable, high quality service. Any loss of natural teeth is a regrettable occurrence. Fortunately, it is one that can be remedied with excellent results. Today’s denturists apply their skill and knowledge to provide you with a substitute that perfectly suits both the shape of your mouth and your smile – one that, with proper care, you will learn to live with quite comfortably.

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What is a Denturist?

Denturists construct, repair, reline, fit or alter removable prosthetic dentalappliances’ also known as dentures. In the fitting process, denturists take impressions, bite registrations and perform try-ins or insertions. Denturists provide full dentures to replace complete sets of teeth that are missing in the upper, lower or both sections of the mouth, and partial dentures, which fit sections of the mouth in which some of the original teeth remain.

“These are the best fitting dentures I have ever had. They look natural and I am so pleased with them. I am able to really chew my food for the first time in years. My denturist is truly an artist.” – L. Davis, Milwaukie, Oregon

How do I become a Denturist?

Qualifying for licensure as a denturist requires the completion of an associate degree program in denture technology, or the equivalent in formal, post-secondary education, approved by the State of Oregon. The program shall include courses in anatomy, microbiology, physiology, pharmacology, pathology dental materials, clinical denture and denture laboratory technologies. Denturists are required to obtain at least 30 hours of continuing education every three years to maintain their state-issued license.

“I am proud to be a denturist. I have many satisfied, happy patients whose lives I have helped to improve, and this makes me feel very good about what I do.” – M. Moga, Beaverton