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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.

European Committee


The European Committee is a sub-committee of the International Federation of Denturists (IFD). It is comprised of European members of the IFD who meet to share information, and assist each other wherever possible to establish or enhance Denturist legislation in their country. Among the recent topics of discussion have been:

  • Country Legislation
  • Education
  • Clinical Examinations
  • European Union Issues
  • Influencing the MEU to look favourably on Denturism in EU countries
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Medical Devices
  • Development of Partnerships with allied professions

All European members of the IFD are invited to participate on this committee. Non-member countries are invited to observe, with the permission of the members. There is no additional fee; however, travel costs are the responsibility of the member country or representative. The European Committee meets once or twice annually to discuss matters of mutual interest.

The European Committee is governed by a Chair, two Vice Presidents, and two members-at-large.

  • Special Interest: Eastern and Central Europe: The Eastern and Central Europe Committee is a sub-committee of the European Committee. The ECEC reports on matters specific to Eastern and Central European countries.
  • Special Interest: European Union

The European Committee assigns representatives to the European Union as required.


At the request of the member country, following their consultation with government, the IFD will coordinate a Clinical Examination in that country. The examination follows the Baseline Curriculum of the IFD. This is not a licensing examination; however, it is an indication of the competency of the candidates in their own jurisdiction. The clinical examination and assessment have been developed by Professor Michael Vakalis and Carlo Zanon DD of the International Denturist Education Centre, Canada. All expenses for the examination are paid by the candidates, including:

  • Travel, accommodation and per diem for Examining Committee (3 persons plus 1 IFD observer)
  • Laboratory equipment and fees
  • Administration fees and certificates


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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