In most countries it is a general prerequisite that only Dental Technicians with 4 years practical experience qualify to enrol for Denturist studies. After gaining the prescribed experience at the workbench in a dental laboratory in the procedures of the manufacture of dentures for a variety of different clinicians, candidate Denturists are equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitude and objectives as set out in the Baseline Competency Profile of the International Federation of Denturists (IFD). Student Denturists study for a minimum of two years, focusing on the clinical and laboratory skills necessary to provide removable oral prostheses. In Canada aspiring Denturists don’t have to be a Dental Technician first, as they acquire sufficient laboratory experience after qualification.