Recognition of Denturists is gradually spreading globally. The Society is affiliated with the International Federation of Denturists (IFD) and motivated by the examples of our colleagues overseas where some 40 pieces of legislation globally regulate the profession in various countries including Australia (all 6 states, 2 territories and numerous smaller Indian and Pacific Ocean Islands), Canada (all 10 provinces and 2 territories), Denmark, Finland, Switzerland (4 of the 26 Cantons, national legislation pending), USA (6 states with various pending) United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands), Ireland, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Malta, etc. In at least another 20 locations Dental Technicians have established clinical ambitions.