Denturists, working in Denture Clinics, start off as dental technicians, who become specialized public denture practitioners, by expanding their education, skillset and experience. They do all the clinical procedures, from the primary impressions, through all the required stages, to the construction of the appliance and throughout consults directly with the end-user. The customary providers, Dentists, are go-between brokers who do not make dentures, but order them from dental laboratories, where skilled dental technicians construct them.

Dentists, working in Dental Surgeries, are qualified and mandated to provide the whole range of dental services that relates to a patient's oral health. Their work is mainly concerned with the science of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions, diseases, and disorders of the oral cavity, the maxillofacial region, and its associated structures. Dentists also educate and advise patients. While the work of Dentists is often surgical in nature, they also treat many diseases of the oral cavity and the face chemotherapeutically and spend much of their time on the physical rehabilitation of damaged dentition. In order to ensure that they effectively execute their responsibilities, Dentists may refer patients to a range of OH specialists, or other independent health professionals, or employ Dental Technicians, Dental Assistants, Dental Therapists and Oral Hygienists, and utilize the services of Dental Technicians in commercial dental laboratories. Many patients are under the misunderstanding that Dentists make dentures. Dental students only construct two or three dentures while in dental school. Once graduated, Dentists facilitate only the clinical procedures to measure, fit and sell dentures as a go-between and are often poorly equipped to facilitate after-delivery complications.

Dental technicians, working in Dental Laboratories, are trained to make a range of appliances on prescription for Dentists. Making dentures is one of the dedicated fields. They collect and deliver work to and from the dental surgery, during the various stages of making appliances. They have specialised technical competence to design and make oral appliances and medical devices, but have neither the clinical training nor the legislated mandate to work directly with patients. Dental technicians manufacture dentures on sub-contract for Dentists' patients, limited to following instructions from the dental surgery, but are restricted from communicating with patients. They make the appliance in isolation from the patient, without ever having the opportunity to assess first-hand the denture wearer's oral dimensions, personal needs & preferences or any direct communication.