This is a good read.....http://www.1800dentist.com/denturists/

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This is pretty close to how we do procedures of dentures at our Denture Clinic. A few things in this ad maybe be different. I can't believe how much dentists are against this in the USA....I wonder if it's really about the loss of profit that would go in their pocket.  Here is the link if you're interested....http://www.1800dentist.com/denturists/
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Obviously written by a dentist. Denturist are specialist. If you went to your dentist and needed a tooth extracted, you had a choice between your dentist who does general dentistry or an oral surgeon who specializes in tooth extraction who would you choose? Same goes for a denturist. Denturist are specifically trained to fit, construct, insert and maintain dentures. Going to a denturist is usually cheaper then your dentist as well since denturist do everything from impressions to finishing the denture. No outside lab is involved unless it is a cast partial. Also denturist are trained to recognize abnormalities in the oral cavity. Although denturist are not allow to diagnose they can recognize abnormalities and refer to either your dentist or doctor. Shallow minded thinking is keeping this profession out of  the remaining states
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Yes Dave! :) I've worked in a lab and now I'm the coordinator in a denture clinic. I didn't realize until I joined this forum how different things are in the states when it comes to this topic. Glad I have my job.
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hi josie-i clicked on that link-it says go to DentureInsight.com which i couldn't even find when i googled it-it also said DENTURIST can practice in ca?  to my knowlege-they can't!  i actually called 1800 dentist about 2 wks. ago and a really nice guy (who probably just does what he's told) hooked me up with a 'so called' dentist (not denturist) and said they PAY to be with `1800 dentist so they have to stay in 'good standing'....i googled that dentist and saw HORRIBLE denture reviews so i called 1800 dentist back and told them-they didn't seem to care.  what a nightmare this is-there may be denturists practicing (i found ONE by word of mouth) in ca and that's who i think i'm going to see.  sad that a dentist who doesn't have a clue has to babysite him while he helps me.  it's all about the money
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Hey Donnie. Not sure why it didn't show you what I Read. I just clicked on it and it worked for me. Try this and once you click on it just scroll down and read it.

http://www.1800dentist.com/denturists/

It's just some information explaining what Denturists are and how Dentists are against it. Pretty sad. Keep me posted and if you still can't open it I will try and copy and paste the whole article as it's a long one. I don't know where there are legal Denturists in the USA. It's hard for me to find them from Canada.
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i was able to read it but it says denturists CAN practice in 8 states which is misleading to patients who know better-there 'were' 7 at one time, i think but the dentists who felt 'threatened' of losing business chased them out-i don't know if they've given up the fight or are just practicing in the states where they're allowed now-i sure wish ca was one of them-they allow everything here except things that 'make sense'...here is what i just got when i googled what states in the u.s. can denturists practice in:  Denturists have campaigned for the right to practice independently in many states, but most of these campaigns have failed. Denturists are allowed to practice independently only in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Washington [4]. Those in Maine, Arizona, and Colorado can practice under the supervision of a licensed dentist.     thank 'you' for trying to help us here-i am going to 'venture out' to a place here that accepts my denti-cal and hope & pray for the best.  they'll cover what i need but i only have one shot at it.  pray for me (  :
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Awwwee Good Luck Donnie! Crossing my fingers for you. :)
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Deb Cartwright-Cronkright

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YES!!! WE NEED THESE PROFESSIONALS IN THE USA!!!  I did a whole lot of investigating and it was very very difficult. I picked my dentist for the product they offered. I looked all over for denturists and all I could find was dentists. Quite ridiculous seeing as I know a whole lot of people that need this. If some of your denturists started servicing over here.... they could make a buck. I was even looking into mail order because i am sorry..... I can do a better job than what my dentist did and I would pay a lot less.
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Rosie, I had the extractions on the 7th and went next day for follow up where they supposably did a little adjustment. But they continued to hurt thru weekend so called early Monday morning but they say they couldn't get me for a week. I sent their home office a email and apparently they got it cuz they called and made me an appt. for tomorrow and they will try and fit me in. It's just I can't eat,drink or talk cuz they hurt. So I hope they can get me in tomorrow since it's a hour away. And hope they can adjust them and take the pain away so I can at least try to eat and talk.
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I hate to say this marcia..... but I was in the same boat. I would not recommend this unless you are a "handy" type of person.... but I couldnt wait the week either. I sanded mine in the spots of pain. Just a little at a time. You will know when you got enough because it will feel better! I would not want you to void a warranty if you are not handy though and sand too much off! professionals  may not like that info but a new denture wearer in pain might.
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Please no one get upset at that advise. This is almost in regards to usa needing denturists because these dentists are not specialists of a denture appliance! 
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Thank you Deb for understanding and believing there is actually a difference. I really hope they get you in a lot sooner Marcia. We are pretty busy every day but I always find time for someone who is in pain for an adjustment. We don't take it lightly when someone says they are experiencing pain because of the denture. If someone is experiencing pain it should be from the extractions. Honestly we don't get it often but when they do call I definitely don't "brush it off". Please be careful if you try and adjust it yourself, I wouldn't want them to say "too bad for you" after the money you spent. I'm rooting for you.
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Deb-i agree with you-i almost went to the mail order too-i thought-i worried though about taking a good enough impression although i've taken them-i'm retired now but my first job was in an orthodontic lab so i've done it-it's an 'art' making a good denture and dentists don't even have to make a denture in school-MOST just take an impression or have an assistant who may or may not know what they'e doing (that impression HAS to be good or it's not going to fit right and they're just going to tell you to 'use adhesive' which we should not have to use IF they know what they're doing-i could go on but i won't-i'm pissed that we can't go a denturist who has been trained and has made many and works WITH us (as it should be)  
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Deb Cartwright-Cronkright

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Boy do we need denturist in the usa!!!
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Sounds kinda like the time about 20 years ago when I broke a crown off at the gum line. My regular dentist wanted me to see a specialist to have the  silvertip root canal removed, get a post and core build up, a new crown, and come back so he could put the crown on. I thought "If someone else did all that I could put it on!" My ex-wife suggested I see her dentist. She said He is just a DDS but he has taken a lot of extra training. He removed the silver tip, did the post and core, cleaned the crown out and used it as a mold for the post and core. He said if it came loose he would glue it back in for me. That tooth was still going strong when I got my dentures last December! Probably the strongest tooth I had, and at a HUGE savings. 
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You folks need to come see me for dentures! Lol....;)
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Ken

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You need to move south! LOL
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Dave

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Lol. Anywhere warm.
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Josie

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This is a good read. Hope you see this Donnie.