Welcome to Denturism in South Africa!


Thank you for visiting our new website! The Society for Clinical Dental Technology (SCDT) is the professional association tasked with channelling the aspirations of deploying a category of Denturists in South Africa, to introduce accredited education and to sustain and advance the ethical practice thereof. You will find full information about the profession and the impact which its long overdue implementation will have for local denture wearers.

Denturists or Clinical Dental Technologists (CDT) are registered Dental Care Professionals, who are specifically trained and qualified to provide denture services directly to patients – services which have up till now been restricted in South Africa, to the go-between facilitation of Dentists in Dental Surgeries. Dentures are “custom-made” elsewhere by Dental Technicians, working in isolation and restricted from communicating with the consumer.

Where the category is recognized in 40 locations internationally, Denturists provide a full range of solutions for patients missing some or all of their natural teeth, including the fitting, repair and reline of full and partial dentures, immediate dentures, implant retained and flexible dentures, including cast metal frames, as well as mouth guards, anti-snoring devices and other associated services. Denturists put their patient’s interest first in delivering the highest standards of care and when applicable refer to the relevant specialized category.