Denturist

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DT Campus

Mauricio Henriquez
Instructor
253.680.7314

Kenneth Kais
Instructor
253.680.7314

Jason Carroll
Career Advisor
253.680.7008

Location Downtown Campus

Hours Mon-Thur, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

DenturistPlease attend the mandatory information session.

Bates Technical College is the only college in Washington state to offer a denturist training program. Denturists are licensed specialists who make, fit, and repair complete and partial dentures. In order to meet the requirements of the denturist profession, candidates must obtain training at an accredited college to qualify to sit for the Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Arizona denturist's license examination.

Instruction includes anatomy, physiology, microbiology, ethics, medical emergencies, office management, and clinical/laboratory techniques as they apply to denture practices. Students receive clinical experience in the on-campus denturist clinic which provides services to the public. New students may enter the program at the beginning of fall and spring quarters.

Prerequisites:

  1. A high school diploma or GED.
  2. Applicants must be fully ready to enter into general education courses. This entry requirement may be satisfied by providing the registrar with official transcripts showing actual completion of general education courses, or by satisfactory completion of placement tests that enable the student to enroll directly into required general education courses.
  3. Applicants must take and pass aptitude tests measuring dexterity and the ability to visualize three-dimensional forms.
  4. Personal interview with instructor.

Program Length: Six quarters (approximate)

Associate of Technology Degree: 120 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS

100+ Level Human Relations
100+ Level Communications
100+ Level Mathematics

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REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS

DNTU 101 Asepsis, Infection, Hazard Control
DNTU 102 Biological Concepts
DNTU 103 Introduction to Complete Denture Prosthodontics
DNTU 104 Baseplates and Occlusion Rims
DNTU 105 Tooth Selection and Set I
DNTU 106 Dental Materials I
DNTU 107 Denture Techniques
DNTU 108 Complete Denture Fabrication I
DNTU 109 Dental Office Management I
DNTU 110 Head Anatomy and Physiology I
DNTU 111 Tooth Selection and Set II
DNTU 112 Medical Emergencies
DNTU 113 Denture Techniques II
DNTU 114 Complete Denture Fabrication II
DNTU 115 Partial Dental Casts
DNTU 116 Framework Design - RPD
DNTU 117 Dental Office Management II
DNTU 118 Clinical Denture Procedures I
DNTU 119 Dental Impressions Procedures I
DNTU 120 Head Anatomy and Physiology II
DNTU 121 Tooth Selection and Set III
DNTU 122 Complete Denture Fabrication III
DNTU 123 Complete Denture Repair I
DNTU 124 Casts - Partials
DNTU 125 Oral Pathology
DNTU 126 Clinical Denture Procedures II
DNTU 127 Dental Impressions Procedures II
DNTU 128 Fabrication Clinical I
DNTU 129 Polish Methods - RDP Frames
DNTU 130 Acrylic Prostheses Repair
DNTU 131 Wax Patterns - Partials
DNTU 132 Teeth Arrangement - RPD
DNTU 133 Finish Methods - RPD
DNTU 134 RPD Frames Fabrication
DNTU 135 Introduction to Oral Pathology
DNTU 136 Clinical Denture Procedures III
DNTU 137 Tooth Selection/Evaluation
DNTU 138 Fabrication Clinical II
DNTU 201 Complete Denture Repair II
DNTU 202 Dental Materials - RPD
DNTU 203 RPD Repair Methods
DNTU 204 Dental Office Management III
DNTU 205 Denture Adjustments 
DNTU 206 Ethics and Jurisprudence
DNTU 207 Malocclusions
DNTU 208 Clinical Denture Procedures IV
DNTU 209 Dental Materials II
DNTU 210 Geriatric Patient Needs
DNTU 211 Fabrication Clinical III
DNTU 212 Alternative RPD Systems
DNTU 213 Implant and Precision Attachments
DNTU 214 Advanced Special Services
DNTU 215 Advanced Dental Appliances  

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