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.