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The Denturism Study Programs are not accredited by the International Federation of Denturists. They are accredidated by other education accreditation authorities.

On September 27th 2016, at the apero held by the Swiss Federation prior to the International Federation of Denturists Annual General Assemble in Luzern, Switzerland, Mr. Urban Christen Mendez was inducted into the Brotherhood of Sterkenburgers.

As you are all aware, Urban Christen is one of our exceptional member of the International Federation of Denturists who truly carries out his duties as a member and as our Sponsor’s representative with the utmost honour and respect.

Urban is really qualified by all of his diplomas:

  • Diploma as Denturist at George Brown College, Toronto, Canada
  • Diploma as Denturist in clinical dental technology at the Faculty of General Dental Practice, Royal College of Surgeons of England Great Britain
  • Certificate in Dental Radiography from School of Chemistry and Physics, Keele University, Great Britain
  • Certified Dental Technician in Switzerland
  • Diploma in “Economy and Business Management” from Swiss Institute of Business Management

Urban was formerly a Swiss Diploma Examiner (Full Denture, Gerber Concept)

Urban has also contributed much to the profession:

  • He is an active member of SZPV (Schweizerischer Zahnprothetiker Verband) in the position Beisitz (prosthodontist's governing body
  • Head Trainer for VITA Instructors for complete Dentures
  • He is an active member of our Education Committee.
  • He works for the recognition of the profession in Switzerland and with the European Commision and with the European Union committee.
  • He does a lot more we do not know about!

What he is achieving is admirable, but most of all, he has been of a fondamental help for the International Federation of Denturists by providing sponsors that will follow our worldwide mission by financially supporting our organisation. Whatever our mission, if we could not financially survive, we would have become irrelevant, meaning he saved the IFD from not being able to express strongly its mission worldwide.

Thank you so much Urban for your  outstanding contribution!

It is the International Federation of Denturists hope that we can give Urban Christen Mendez the recognition that he has earned in his many years of dedication to the profession. We, IFD, recognize you, Urban Christen as a Brother of Sterkenburgers.

Mr. Urban Christen Mendez deserves to be honoured and respected by all of us.


Ilkka Brotherhood

On November 9th 2019,at the Gala Event held for the 40th anniversary of the Erikoishammasteknikkoliitto Ry Union of Denturists in Finland, http://www.erikoishammasteknikkoliitto.fi/, in Helsinki, Finland, Mr. Ilkka Garaisi was inducted into the Brotherhood of Sterkenburgers.


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World Time Information

Denturists are all over the world! Here are in real-time, the date and time of the cities where you will find a lot of our members.

If you need to lookup the time for another city, you can go to The World Clock Website.

There is also a tool if you need to find the best time to have a phone or internet meeting with people dispersed around the world World Clock Meeting Planner.

Hope it helps you.

PST Timezone

Seattle, WA, USA

MST Timezone

Calgary, AB, Canada

CST Timezone

Winnipeg, Canada

EST Timezone

Montreal, QC, Canada
Toronto, ON, Canada

AST Timezone

Moncton, NB, Canada

GMT Timezone

London, United Kingdom
Dublin, Ireland

WET Timezone

Lisbon, Portugal

CET Timezone

Berlin, Germany
Brussels, Belgium
Lucerne, Switzerland
Valletta, Malta

EET Timezone

Helsinki, Finland

SAST Timezone

Cape Town, South Africa

AEST Timezone

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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