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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.

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Denturism: An Overview

Table of Contents
Shaping Denturism
Introduction to the Profession
Schedule of Denturist Laws
Relationship between Dentists and Denturists
Patient Perspective
Future Directions: Collaboration and Co-existence


Denturism as a profession has come of age. Quality and effective direct patient care, underscored by an efficient use of health care training dollars, combine to build international acceptance and recognition that Denturists are the members of a health care team particularly well prepared to provide denture services directly to the community.

With a tradition of first-rate patient care and technical proficiency built upon internationally approved and accepted standards - Denturists demonstrate a history of performance and achievement unique among emerging professions.

Denturism looks toward building the international support, which will assist in meeting the professional and inter-professional challenges of the twenty-first-century.

Historically, the relationship between dentists and Denturists has been ambivalent at best, and more often than not, hostile and antagonistic. Legislation, and by implication, community dental health care, has often been shaped and defined by inter-professional conflicts and rivalries.

The purpose of this article is to provide an update on requirements, training and expectations of Denturists -- and to underscore their critical role in working as independent practitioners or as a part of the team of dental health care professionals delivering ongoing services, support and care to the community.

Denturist training is cost-effective in terms of public or private training dollars, and provides the community with an alternative, highly specialized and affordable form of treatment. Denturism, is an alternative to a very small part of the work of dentists, and contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of good community and dental health care.

The development, recognition and acceptance of worldwide standards for Denturist training, underscored by community support in the form of legislative changes, paves the way for international recognition of Denturism as a regulated, self-governed profession.

Denturists work toward redefining relationships with other dental health care professions, and addressing issues like legislated monopolies. We will continue to carve out our role and responsibilities in terms of DENTURISM


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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