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den·tur·ist

(den'chūr-ist),
A dental technician who fabricates and fits dentures without supervision of a dentist.

denturist

(dĕn′chər-ĭst)
n.
A dental technician who specializes in making, fitting, and repairing dentures as a direct service to the public rather than through a licensed dentist.

denturist

[den′chərist]
a person other than a dentist who engages in the practice of dentistry, usually only to the extent of providing only the construction and insertion of complete or partial dentures without the ability to diagnose a patient's dental conditions. Most states in the United States have laws restricting such activity. See also dental laboratory technician.

den·tur·ist

(denchŭr-ist)
Dental technician who fabricates and fits dentures without supervision of a dentist.

denturist

(den´chərist),
n a person other than a dental professional (usually a technician) who engages in the practice of dentistry that is usually limited to making and fitting complete or partial dentures. Dental practice acts vary in allowing this.
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The acceptance of medical denturists in California has the potential to significantly alter the delivery of oral health care in California through easier access to affordable, quality denture related services.
Oregonians voted Tuesday to allow dental technicians - called denturists - to place partial sets of false teeth in the mouths of patients.
There is no additional training required for a denturist prior to fabricating removable partial dentures on patients if this measure passes.
This law would allow us to have those kinds of relationships which will only benefit the patient," said Shawn Murray, another Eugene denturist.
Measure 24 would allow denturists to provide partial dentures.
This power was recently exercised by the Minister of Health with the College of Denturists after a government ordered audit called into question the governance of this college (see Nicholas Keung, "Province takes over denturists' regulator" The Star (27 March 2012), online: The Star <http://www.
My sudden availability for work in a strange land complete with a sleeping giant led to the Fort William Times Journal where I still hold in my possession a full-page feature on denturists.
Gurning, alongside denturists, is another dying industry.
For example, 1) the passage of legislation in the State of Oregon to legalize denturists (laboratory technicians who could fabricate and provide dentures to patients without the supervision of a dentist) promoted practitioner interest to provide prosthetic services for older patients, (16) and 2) the present American Dental Association concerns regarding efforts to provide dental services by dental therapists (non-dentists with two years of training), due to the unavailability of dentists in the non-metropolitan areas of Alaska.
These include audiologists, chiropodists, chiropractors, dental hygienists, dental surgeons, dental technologists, denturists, dietitians, homeopaths, kinisiologists, massage therapists, medical laboratory technicians, medical radiation technologists, midwives, naturalpaths, nurses, occupational therapists, opticians, optometrists, pharmacists, physicians and surgeons, physiotherapists, psychologists, respiratory therapists, and those practising traditional Chinese medicines.
There are around 5000 clinical dental technicians, or denturists, in the UK with around 500 in Scotland.