BECOMING A DENTURIST

Important Documents:

Administrative_Rules(Compliance_Requirements)

Denture_Technology(Oregon_State_Statutes)

For more information about becoming a denturist and the laws and rules involved, visit the Oregon Health Licensing Agency website.

OHLA Website: http://www.oregon.gov/ohla/

General Requirements for Licensure

  1. High School Diploma
  2. Associate Degree of a minimum of two (2) years University with a Science background would be an asset.

The Oregon Health Licensing Offices' Board of Denture Technology, in conjunction with the Office of Degree Authorization and the Department of Education, has determined academic subject requirements in credit hour quantities for licensure as a denturist:

Course Credit Hours
General Anatomy and Physiology 8
Orofacial Anatomy 2
Dental Histology and Embryology 2
Microbiology and Infection Control 4
Pharmacology 3
Emergency Care 1
Oral Pathology 3
Peridontology 2
Dental Materials 5
Ethics and Jurisprudence 1
Nutrition 4
Geriatrics 2
Denture Laboratory Technology - Theory and Practice 37
*Clinical Denture Technology - Practice 16
English Composition 3
Electives 10
TOTAL 103 Credit Hours

*This can be satisfied by obtaining 1,000 hours of practice in a school-operated or school-supervised clinic, or in a preceptorship approved by the Board of Denture Technology. At least 400 hours must be in direct patient contact.

The following is a list of colleges and universities provided to assist prospective denture technology students in finding existing courses available. While there is no formal program available for the Denture Technology curriculum at these institutions, with the exception of Bates Technical College, qualified students may be allowed to enroll in courses offered by these dental programs under certain conditions.

  • American Denturist College
    1241 Oak Street
    Eugene, OR 97401
    541-654-5885
    800-544-6267
    www.americandenturistcollege.com
  • Bates Technical College
    Denturist Program
    1101 South Yakiima Avenue
    Tacoma, Washington 98405-4895
    253-680-7314
    www.bates.ctc.edu
  • Blue Mountain Community College
    2411 Northwest Carden
    Pendleton, OR 97801
    541-278-5876
  • Central Oregon Community College
    2600 NW College Way
    Bend, OR 97701
    541-383-7500
  • Central Oregon Community College
    2030 SE College Loop
    Redmond, OR 97756
    541-383-7200
  • Chemeketa Community College
    4000 Lancaster Drive NE
    Salem, OR 97309
    503-399-5006
  • Clackamas Community College
    19600 S Molalla Avenue
    Oregon City, OR 97045
    503-657-6958
  • Concorde Career Institute
    1425 NE Irving, Bldg 300
    Portland, OR 97232
    503-281-4181
  • Corban College
    5000 Deer Park Drive SE
    Salem, OR 97301-9330
    800-845-3005
  • Eastern Oregon University
    One University Boulevard
    La Grande, OR 97850-2899
    541-962-3672
  • Heald College
    625 SW Broadway
    Portland, OR 97205-3432
    503-229-0492
  • Lane Community College
    4000 East 30th
    Eugene, OR 97405
    541-463-5638
  • Linn-Benton Community College
    6500 SW Pacific Boulevard
    Albany, OR 97321
    541-917-4496
  • Mt. Hood Community College
    26000 SE Stark Street
    Gresham, OR 97030
    503-491-7691
  • Pacific University
    2043 College Way
    Forest Grove, OR 97116
    503-352-2131
  • Portland Community College
    Dental Laboratory Technology Program
    Sylvania Campus
    12000 SW 49th Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97219
    503.977.4237
    www.pcc.edu
  • ODS School of Dental Hygiene
    Partnering with OIT
    909 Adams Avenue
    La Grande, OR 97850
    541-663-2720
  • Oregon Health Sciences University
    School of Dentistry
    611 SW Campus Drive
    Portland, OR 97239
    503-494-8867
  • Oregon Institute of Technology
    3201 Campus Drive
    Klamath Falls, OR 97601
    541-885-1000
  • Southern Oregon University
    1250 Siskiyou Boulevard
    Ashland, OR 97520
    541-552-7672
  • Umpqua Community College
    1140 College Road
    Roseburg, OR 97470-0225
    541-440-4600