Denturist

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Mauricio Henriquez
Instructor
253.680.7314

Kenneth Kais
Instructor
253.680.7314

Dan Eberle
Career Advisor
253.680.7010

To schedule an appointment, please call 253.680.7002.

Location Downtown Campus

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

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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 Applied Science Degree: 120 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
100+ Level Human Relations 5
100+ Level Communications 5
100+ Level Mathematics 5
REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS
DNTU 101 Asepsis, Infection, Hazard Control 2
DNTU 102 Biological Concepts 3
DNTU 103 Introduction to Complete Denture Prosthodontics 3
DNTU 104 Baseplates and Occlusion Rims 2
DNTU 105 Tooth Selection and Set I 3
DNTU 106 Dental Materials I 2
DNTU 107 Denture Techniques 2
DNTU 108 Complete Denture Fabrication I 2
DNTU 109 Dental Office Management I 1
DNTU 110 Head Anatomy and Physiology I 2
DNTU 111 Tooth Selection and Set II 1
DNTU 112 Medical Emergencies 3
DNTU 114 Clinical Denture Fabrication II 1
DNTU 115 Partial Dental Casts 2

DNTU 116 Framework Design - RPD 3
DNTU 117 Dental Office Management II 2
DNTU 118 Clinical Denture Procedures I 2
DNTU 119 Dental Impressions Procedures I 2
DNTU 120 Head Anatomy and Physiology II 3
DNTU 121 Tooth Selection and Set III 1
DNTU 123 Complete Denture Repair I 2
DNTU 124 Casts - Partials 2
DNTU 125 Oral Pathology 2
DNTU 126 Clinical Denture Procedures II 2
DNTU 127 Dental Impressions Procedures II 2
DNTU 128 Fabrication Clinical II 1
DNTU 129 Polish Methods - RDP Frames 1
DNTU 131 Wax Patterns - Partials 4
DNTU 132 Teeth Arrangement - RPD 2
DNTU 135 Intro to Oral Pathology I 3
DNTU 136 Clinical Denture Procedures III 2
DNTU 138 Fabrication Clinical III 2
DNTU 139 Dental Office Management III 2
DNTU 201 Complete Denture Repair II 2
DNTU 203 RPD Repair Methods 3
DNTU 204 Dental Office Management IV 2
DNTU 205 Denture Adjustments 1
DNTU 206 Ethics and Jurisprudence 1
DNTU 207 Malocclusions 2
DNTU 208 Clinical Denture Procedures IV 2
DNTU 210 Geriatric Patient Needs 3
DNTU 211 Fabrication Clinical IV 2
DNTU 212 Alternative RPD Systems 2
DNTU 213 Implant and Precision Attachments 1
DNTU 214 Advanced Special Services 1
DNTU 215 Advanced Dental Appliances 1
DNTU 220 Dental Office Management V 2
DNTU 222 Fabrication Clinical V 3
DNTU 223 Dental Office Management VI 3
DNTU 229 Clinical Denture Procedures V 4
DNTU 233 Finish Methods - RPD 1