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A dental technician who specializes in making, fitting, and repairing dentures as a direct service to the public rather than through a licensed dentist.
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(ˈdɛntʃərɪst; ˈdɛntjʊrɪst)
a person who makes dentures
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(ˈdɛn tʃər ɪst)

a dental technician in Canada and parts of the U.S. who is licensed to make and fit artificial dentures.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.denturist - someone who makes dental appliances (bridges and dentures)
technician - someone whose occupation involves training in a specific technical process
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He is a qualified Denturist as well as a Dental Technician and only deals with Dentures day in day out!
The crew includes seven dentists, eight hygienists, a dental assistant and a denturist.
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Denturist Steven Burchell, aged 41, of North Street, said the internet was now proving an invaluable surgery tool for those with clumsy choppers.
He has been slammed by the profession's regulator, which found he had made 'false and misleading claims' about being a 'specialist denturist.'.
He is president-elect of the Oregon State Denturist Association and serves as chairman of the state Board of Denture Technology.
Birmingham magistrates heard how Beard qualified as a denturist in Canada in 1997 and is allowed to make dentures, but not to fit them into patients' mouths.