THE OREGON STATE DENTURIST ASSOCIATION
This website is the place to learn more about denturism and to help you find a licensed oral health care 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.
WHAT IS A DENTURIST?
Denturists construct, repair, reline, fit or alter removable prosthetic dental appliances’ 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.
“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.”
“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.”
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 informal, 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.