Denturist

The only college in Washington state that offers a nationally accredited Denturist program.

Denturists are licensed specialists who make, fit, and repair complete and partial removable dentures. Bates Technical College is the only college in Washington state that offers a nationally accredited denturist program. 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 an on-campus denturist clinic that is open to the public. Upon graduation, students are prepared to sit for the denturist’s license examination in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Arizona. New students are accepted into the program every fall and spring.

General Information

Career Advisor: Jason Carroll
253-680-7002 | jcarroll@batestech.edu

Location: Downtown Campus
Hours: 7:30AM - 3:00PM

Program Length: Four Quarters

Prerequisites:

1. High School diploma or GED
2. Minimum age for program entry: 18 years of age
3. Pass a clear national and Washington state background check.  The background check must be completed prior to registering and paying the $50 college registration fee.  

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4. Documentary evidence of current immunizations and medical/dental evaluation within two weeks of program start date.
5. Documentary evidence of current American Heart Association, Health Care Provider approved CPR card within two weeks of program start date.
6. Must meet pre-determined Accuplacer levels in reading and writing
7. Meet with a Denturist faculty member to receive program-specific required information

  • National Median Salary$40,400
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings5,100

This information is base on data from April 2020. For updated information, visit careeronestop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

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Associate of Applied Science
DENTURIST
CIP:  51.0696   EPC:  309 

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. 

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Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.

Instructors

  • Naser Al-Tameemi

    253-680-7270 | Email

Bates Technical College offers classes in multiple formats. Lectures are remote and labs are on campus with reduced size, using strict safety precautions. We aim to provide a complete educational experience while prioritizing the safety of all students and employees. Learn how we keep students and employees healthy and safe on our COVID-19 resource page.