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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. The SCDT liaise with international associations and subscribe to international best-practice. 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 as independent practitioners in the assessment, treatment, management and provision of removable denture services,– services which have up till now been restricted in South Africa, exclusively 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. It is similar to asking an artist to paint a portrait without meeting the subject and often results in the patient being the ultimate loser – having to accept what they are given!