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About the American Denturist School

The mission of the American Denturist School is to provide an exceptional education with a superior level of academic and technical education through distance modes of delivery, preparing students for immediate success and productivity in the workforce, for continuing formal education, and for lifelong learning.

Program Summary

The American Denturist School exists solely for the education of Denturists and Clinical Dental Technicians. Our programs cover competencies from the International Federation of Denturists (IFD>OR), National Competency Profile for Denturists (Adopted by the College of Denturists in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario- adopted in 2012) and the United Kingdom General Dental Council Preparing for Practice Learning Outcomes. The program consists of a challenging curriculum including academic, clinical and “hands-on” laboratory skills delivered via a proprietary online delivery system that allows student to take their courses where they are currently living (local laws apply). Graduates of our programs must successfully complete the written and practical licensing examinations in the jurisdiction where they intend to practice to be eligible to practice as a Denturists or Clinical Dental Technicians in states or countries where our credential is recognized. In unregulated states or countries, graduates have increased knowledge and skill in the denture technology field.

School History

The American Denturist School was formed in the spring of 2011 to serve the Denturist profession and the people in need of dental prosthetics throughout the Pacific Northwest. Since then, the ADS has grown to include students from several states, provinces, and several countries.

The Denturist profession was born in the United States in 1978 when Oregon voters passed a ballot measure to create the profession. Currently, there are six states in which Denturists are practicing with licenses. According to the National Denturist Association, there are several states that are evaluating the profession but are looking for an educational institution to deliver fulfillment of the baseline competencies required to practice this profession prior to granting licensure. Denturist practice around the world under a variety of names, including Clinical Dental Technician, and Dental Prosthetist, among others. With an aging population and an aging base of Licensed Denturists in Oregon and Washington, Todd and Brad Young formed the ADS through a rigorous process overseen by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission and the Oregon Health Licensing Agency. The first program started in January of 2013. Currently, the program is licensed and recognized in Oregon, Washington, and Maine, and has students from several unregulated states. The ADS is authorized to deliver its programs in Arizona, Idaho, Montana, and England. The ADS is working toward approval of the program in other eligible states and countries throughout the world.

The school is owned and operated by Young Brothers Investments, LLC. Officers are Todd Young, President, and Brad Young, Chief Financial Officer.

ADS Accreditation History

The American Denturist College is proud to announce the we are federally accredited!! This is a huge accomplishment for the school and we are so excited to share this news with you!

We are accredited by the DEAC (Distance Education Accrediting Commission-, A nationally recognized accrediting body by the United states Department of Education ( and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (

Let’s talk about why accreditation is important. Accreditation is the review of the quality of education offered by an institution or program. In the United States, accreditation is the primary way that students, families, the public, and government officials know that an institution provides a quality education. When you graduate form the American Denturist College, you know that you have received an education that meets the highest standard set forth in education and is accepted by every denturist, licensing body in the United States.

You might be asking, “what does this mean for me?”. With accreditation, the school is officially listed on the United States Department of Education website. This listing does not issue us a school number to be used for FAFSA, it does not allow us to issue 1098-T forms to  students for their tuition payments. Obtaining a student loan through a financial institution may be easier. Again, we would advise you to check with your specific financial institution to verify our school meets their requirements for loan approval. The American Denturist College also offers in-house financing options to all our students. Please check with the Director of Admissions, Krissie McBride, to find out which option would work best for you.

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Programs offered in the following states, provinces & countries**

**Call for more information if your state, province or country isn’t listed.