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Education Committee


The members of this committee, as of October 13rth 2016, are

  • Mr. Jamshid Zehtab-Jadid This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mr. Urban Christen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mrs. Helga Largren This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The mandate of the Education Committee is as to:

  • Advise the IFD on the changes in Denturist education;
  • Evaluate new school's curriculum relative to the base line;
  • Provide education for countries in need of it;
  • Facilitate and conduct examinations for interested new countries;
  • For the purpose of continuing education, be the IFD facilitator when a new immediate training is required;
  • Keep member countries abreast of changes in the base line education;
  • Ensure the base line education is aligned to the current and evolving needs of the profession
    and help the profession stay relevant; and
  • Act as an advisor to the IFD in matters concerned with education.

List of known Denturism schools worldwide:

Country Number of Schools Duration Level Location Comment
Australia 5       53 trainees per year
Advanced Diploma Dental Prosthetics
    2 years
full time
  Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Victoria, Melbourne
    2 years
full time
  Sydney Institute
New South Wales
    2 years
full time
    2 years
full time
      Bachelor University of Brisbane
Brisbane, Quuensland
New bachelor of Dental Prosthetics starting in 2016.
Belgium 1        
    3 years
580 hours
  Institut Voum Denturisten Student need to have a Dental Technician diploma first.
Canada 4        
    3 years   Denturist Program
George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology
Toronto, Ontario
    3 years   Denturist Technology
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Edmonton, Alberta
    3 years   Denturist Technology
Vancouver Community College
Vancouver, British Columbia
    3 years   Département de Denturologie
Collège Édouard-Montpetit
Longueuil, Québec
Denmark 1        
    2 years   Aarhus Universitet
England         Need to be trained as a Dental Technician with post-technician training in sciences, clinical and interpersonal skills.
Finland 1        
      University Polytechnic Savonia Department of Dental Healthcare
Open to trained and qualified dental technician with at least five years experience in a laboratory.
Ireland 1        
    18 months   Dublin Dental Hospital Includes both academic and clinical aspects.
Open to qualified dental technicians with three years experience.
Malta 1        
    3 years University Degree University of Malta Only for dental technologists, not clinical dental technologist.
The Netherlands 1        
    4 years   University of Utrecht
To be accepted: Dental Technician with five years experience or Dentist
after a practical exam; with high school degree as a minimum.
New Zeland 1        
        University of Otago  
Switzerland  1 (potential)        
  future 2 years part time     Course workload to be brought to the baseline competencies level.
United States 3        
    6 semesters   Bates Technical College
Tacoma, Washingtion
        American Denturist College
Eugene, Oregon
        New England School of Dental Techniocian
Bangor, Maine



On September 26th 2018, at the Cocktail opening the IFD Annual General Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, Mr. Duffy Malherbe was inducted into the Brotherhood of Sterkenburgers.



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