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Technical Bachelor’s Degree in Denturism Program Objective

The core focus of this degree program is designed using the guidelines of the Denturist’s scope of practice. This includes: treatment planning, design, fabrication and fitting of complete, partial, immediate and implant-supported and retained dentures. Expanding on that scope, advanced topics in dental technology such as CAD/CAM, digital photography, and complex prosthetics are included. Business courses including accounting and marketing provide a base for practice management. Students also complete courses in liberal arts and sciences for a well-rounded academic experience.

The program consists of a challenging curriculum including academic, clinical and “hands-on” laboratory skills. The students will study science, dental sciences, health promotion and Denturist practice management.  All areas of study will observe the International Baseline Competencies Profile for Denturist Education, The Denturist Association of Canada Competencies and Learning Outcomes, United Kingdom General Dental Council Preparing for Practice Learning Outcomes, and Oregon Board of Dental Technology Denture Technology Curriculum Objectives.  Graduates of this program who are not currently licensed Denturists must successfully complete the written and practical licensing examinations in the jurisdiction where they intend to practice to be eligible to practice as a Denturist in states or countries where the degree is recognized.  In unregulated states, graduates have increased knowledge and skill in the denture technology field.

Program Outcomes

The Technical Bachelor’s Degree in Denturism has three sets of program outcomes: General Education, core competencies as defined by the International Federation of Denturists, and Professional Denturist skills.

General Education Program Outcomes

  • Effectively use the English language in written and verbal communication in professional and academic settings
  • Employ mathematical concepts to interpret data and solve problems in professional and academic settings
  • Analyze information to reflect acknowledgment of multicultural perspectives
  • Apply basic science concepts in professional and academic settings.

Professional Denturist Skills Program Outcomes

  • Locate, identify, evaluate and use information from professional literature in a professional setting
  • Create and interpret financial reports to make sound business decisions.
  • Design prosthetics using emerging technology and tools
  • Troubleshoot complex and / or compound cases
  • Apply emerging diagnostic and construction techniques

Core outcomes as defined by the International Federation of Denturists:

5. Behavioral science and communication;13. Obtain and record a relevant history, interpret a care plan or prescription, and carry out an appropriate examination of the patient as part of the necessary procedures leading to the provision of removable dental prosthetic devices.

The newly qualified denturist should understand those aspects of the following topics that relate to their framework of professional responsibilities:
1. The engineering and scientific basis of dentistry related to the provision of removable dental prosthetic devices, including the mechanisms of knowledge acquisition, applied medical devices methodology and the evaluation of evidence;
2. Common oral problems treated by removable dental prosthetic devices; the techniques for their diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment; and the maintenance of stable treatment results;
3. Problems presented by patients that are either directly related to the wearing of removable dental prostheses or could affect the wearing of them;
4. The scope and perspective of contemporary removable prosthetic dentistry and its clinical, mechanical and biological basis;
6. Principles of health promotion and disease prevention;
7. Organization and provision of health care in the community and in hospital;
8. The relevance of business and management skills;
9. The broader issues of professional practice, including ethics, medico-legal considerations, health and safety legislation and the maintenance of a safe working environment;
10. Ways in which medical emergencies and physical and mental illness may affect patients and the psychological response to normal physical and social processes.
The newly qualified denturist should be able to:
11. Demonstrate a wide range of transferable skills, including investigative, analytical, problem solving, planning, communication, presentation and team skills.
12. Communicate effectively with patients, their families and associates, members of the dental team and other health professionals involved in patient care, and with the public.
14. Detect the presence of diseases of the oral and related structures, including abnormalities that may require further investigation and, if appropriate, make arrangements for the referral of affected patients.
15. Evaluate and apply evidence-based treatment and techniques relating to the provision of removable dental prosthetic devices.
16. Devise and record a comprehensive contract review, perform appropriate visual and tactile assessments, interpret the findings obtained from information available and make provision for further assessment and review.
17. Interpret and interact with a developed treatment plan for a removable dental prosthetic device and monitor treatment progress, identify problems arising during a course of treatment and propose further treatment options, including preventative and adjunctive treatment.
18. Undertake, to the highest possible standards, those clinical and dental technology procedures that are within his or her required area of competence, including techniques for prevention of future problems and the ability to enhance the oral health care of individuals.

ADC Technical Bachelor’s Degree in Denturism

General Education Courses

Title Quarter Credit Hours
ANAT 101 General Anatomy & Physiology I 4
ANAT 102 General Anatomy & Physiology II 4
SOCI 114 Sociology 3
DPSY 130 Dental Psychology & the Aging Process (Gerontology) 4
COMM 114 Speech and Communication 3
ECOM 108 English Composition 3
ELPR 220 Ethics, Legal & Professional Relationships 3
MATH 110 Business Math 4
ACCT 200 Accounting Fundamentals 4
ACCT 210 Accounting Information Systems – Practical Emphasis 4
MARK 220 Marketing Essentials 4
Core Courses
Title Quarter Credit Hours
MBIC 201 Microbiology & Infection Control 4
OANA 201 Orofacial Anatomy & Biomechanics 4
GHST 201 General Histology, Dental Histology & Embryology 4
PERI 240 Periodontology 3
OPAM 210 Oral Pathology & Medicine 3
DMAT 220 Dental Materials 5
RADP 210 Radiographic Pattern Recognition 3
PHRM 210 Pharmacology 4
PHLR 170 Public Health, Legislation, & Research 3
PDNT 301 Pre-clinical Prosthetics: Clinical & Lab 9
NUTR 200 Nutrition 4
CDNT 310 Clinical Prosthetics: Clinical & Lab 8
CDNT 311 Clinical Prosthetics: Clinical & Lab 8
MEDE 150 Medical Emergency Care 3
DPSY 220 Dental Psychology 3
RDNT 320 Removable Partial Dentures: Clinical & Lab 12
IDNT 330 Dentures over Implants 12
MNGT 160 Small Business Management 3
PMAN 161 Practice Management 16
CLNC 400 Externship 4
ARTD 110 Art and Design 4
DDNT 460 Digital Dentures / CAD CAM4 4
ADNT 450 Advanced Denture Techniques 4
IDNT 450 Implant Supported Prosthetics Theory 4
IDNT 451 Implant Supported Prosthetics Lab 4
CDNT 475 Complex Prosthetics- obturators, swing lock, smile design integration 4
ART 120 Dental Photography 2

Technical Bachelor’s Degree in Denturism Program Fees

List of Fees

The following is a list of the fees associated with the Technical Bachelor’s Degree in Denturism.  These fees do not include any expenses associated with travel, meals and lodging to complete the Externship.

Description Amount Date Due
Application Fee $50.00 At Application
Admission Exam Fee (per time)* $50.00 At Application
Background Check Fee Student responsible   At Application
English Language Proficiency Test Fee – If applicable Student responsible   At Application
Registration Fee $150.00 Onetime at Enrollment
Technology Fee $400 Onetime at Enrollment
Tuition: $52,200
Lab Supplies: Included with Tuition
Estimated fees for non-provided supplies $3,000.00
Books: Estimated cost from third party provider
Structure & Function of the Body (14th Edition), Author Thibodeau & Patton, ISBN-13: 978-0-323-07722-4 $24
Infection Control and Management of Hazardous, Materials for the Dental Team (5th Edition), Author Chris H. Miller & Charles John Palenik, ISBN-13: 978-032-308257-0 $25
Anatomy of Orofacial Structures (7th Edition), Author Brand & Isselhard, ISBN-13: 978-0-323-22784-1 $97
Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy-Illustrated (3rd Edition), Author Mary Bath-Balogh & Margaret J. Fehrenbach, ISBN-13: 978-1-4377-1730-3 $87
Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist (6th Edition), Author Olga Ibsen & Joan Phelan, ISBN-13: 978-1-4557-0370-8 $68
Prosthetic Treatment of the Edentulous Patient (5thEdition), Author R.M. Basker, J.C. Davenport & J.M. Thomason, ISBN-13: 978-1-4051-9261-3 $82
Prosthodontic Treatment for Edentulous Patients (13th Edition), Author Zarb, Hobkirk, Eckert & Jacob, ISBN-13: 978-0-323-07844-3 $135
Thinking Critically (10th Edition), Author John Chaffee, ISBN-13: 978-0-495-90881-4 $18
Periodontology for the Dental Hygienist- (3rd edition), Author Dorothy A. Perry & Phyliss L. Beemsterboer, ISBN- 13: 978-1-4160-0175-1 $22
Dental Materials:  Properties and Manipulation (10th Edition), Author John M. Powers & John C. Wataha, ISBN-13:978-0-323-07836-8 $79
Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist (6th Edition), Author Elena Bablenis Haveles, ISBN-13: 978-0-323-06558-0 $70
Communication Skills for the Healthcare Professional, Author Laurie Kelly McCorry & Jeff Mason, ISBN-13: 978-1-58255-814-1 $42
Behavioral Sciences for Dentistry, Author Gerry Humphris & Margaret S. Ling, ISBN-13: 0-443-051090-9 $57
Dental Radiography Principles and Techniques (4th Edition), Author Joen M. Iannucci & Laura Jansen Howerton, ISBN-13: 978-1-4377-1162-2 $87
Seeing Sociology: An Introduction (Second Edition), Author Joan Ferrante, ISBN-13: 978-1-13393523-0 $174
Toward Healthy Aging-Human Needs & Nursing Response (8th Edition), Author Theris A. Touhy & Kathleen Jett, ISBN-13: 978-0-323-07316-5 $17
Prosthodontic Treatment for Edentulous Patients (13th Edition), Author Zarb, Hobkirk, Eckert and Jacob, ISBN-13: 978-0-323-07844-3 $135
Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office (6th Edition), Author Stanley F. Malamed, ISBN-13: 978-0-323-04235-2 $107
Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Occupations (2nd Edition), Author Tonia Dandry Aiken, ISBN-13: 978-1-4160-2262-6 $64
Small Business Management –Entrepreneurship and Beyond (5thEdition), Author Timothy S. Hatten, ISBN-13: 978-0-538-45314-1 $132
Practice Management for the Dental Team (7th Edition), Author Betty Ladley Finkbeiner & Charles Allan Finkbeiner, ISBN-13:978-0-323-06536-8 $10
Community Oral Health Practice for the Dental Hygienist (3rdEdition), Author Kathy Voigt Geurink, ISBN-13: 978-1-4377-1351-0 $74
The Dental Hygienist’s Guide to Nutritional Care (4thEdition), Author Cynthia A. Stageman & Judi Ratliff Davis, ISBN-13: 978-1-4557-3765-9 $69
Removable Partial Prosthodontics (12th Edition), Author Alan B. Carr & David T. Brown, ISBN-13:  978-0-323-06990-8 $232
Dental Implant Prosthetics (2nd Edition), Author Carl E. Misch, ISBN-13: 978-0-323-07845-0 $175
Corporate Financial Accounting, 12th Edition, Author Carl Warren, James Reeve, Jonathan Duchac, ISBN-13: $55
BUSINESS MATH: A Step-By-Step Handbook Version 2021 – Revision C, Author J. Olivier, Red River College, Creative Commons, Linked in course $0
QuickBooks Online, Copyright 2014 (Online tutorials) $0
MKTG 8, 8th Edition, Author Charles W. Lamb, Joseph F. Hair, and Carl McDaniel, ISBN-13: 9781285432625 $45
Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning, Author Pamela Sachant, University of North Georgia, Peggy Blood, Savannah State University, IBN- Open Textbook Library $0
Mandibular Suction-Effective Denture, The Professional, Clinical and Laboratory Technique for Class I/II/III with Aesthetics 1st Edition, Author Jiro Abe, Kenji Iwaki, Tetsuya Sudo , Kyoko Kokubo, ISBN-13: 978-4781206769 $130
Dental Implant Prosthetics (Second Edition), Carl E. Misch, ISBN-13: 978-0-323-07845-0 $170
Mastering Digital Dental Photography, Author Wolfgang Bengel, ISBN-13: 978-1850971528 $170
Estimated Book Cost $4,000
  • Based on prior education.
  • * If the student fails to make their lab supplies payment on time, they may be charged for expedited shipping. The actual cost of the shipping with a 10% handling fee will be assessed to the student.  International students will be charged for all shipping, customs, & tariff costs. *** Other payment plans are available.  Please contact Director of Admissions for options.

All tuition and fees are due on the dates prescribed above.  If fees are not received by those dates, the student will not be allowed to begin the next term’s courses unless all outstanding fees are paid or arrangements are made prior to the start of the courses with Admissions.  Failure to pay tuition and/or fees within one week of the beginning of the term will result in termination.

** All books must be purchased by the Student.  If the student needs assistance, please contact the ADC. **

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