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:
General Anatomy and Physiology
Dental Histology and Embryology
Microbiology and Infection Control
Ethics and Jurisprudence
Denture Laboratory Technology - Theory and Practice
*Clinical Denture Technology - Practice
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.