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Dentists Act 1984

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Part IAppropriate European Diplomas

1(1)In this Part of this Schedule—

  • "competent authority" means an authority or body designated by a member State in accordance with Community council Directive No. 78/686/EEC concerning the mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and other evidence of the formal qualifications of practitioners of dentistry;

  • "the Dental Training Directive" means Community Council Directive No. 78/687/EEC concerning the co-ordination of provisions in respect of activities of dental practitioners ;

  • " the implementation date", in relation to a member State, means the date on which that State implemented the Dental Training Directive; and

  • " scheduled European diploma " means a qualification specified in Part II of this Schedule.

(2)For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule a member State is to be regarded as having implemented die Dental Training Directive on the date notified to the Commission as that on which it did so.

2Subject to paragraphs 3 and 4 below, the following diplomas are appropriate European diplomas for the purposes of section 15(1)(b) of this Act, namely—

(a)any scheduled European diploma in dentistry granted in a member State on or after the implementation date which is not evidence of training commenced by the holder before that date; and

(b)any diploma in dentistry granted in a member State before the implementation date or on or after that date where training of which that diploma is evidence was commenced by the holder before that date.

3A scheduled European diploma granted in a member State before the implementation date or on or after that date where training of which the diploma is evidence was commenced by the holder before that date is not an appropriate European diploma for the said purposes unless the holder either—

(a)satisfies the registrar (by means of a certificate of the competent authority of that State or otherwise) that the diploma guarantees that his training satisfies the requirements laid down by the Dental Training Directive; or

(b)produces to the registrar a certificate of the competent authority of any member State that he has lawfully practised dentistry for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the date of the certificate.

4A diploma granted in a Member State before the implementation date or on or after that date where training of which that diploma is evidence was commenced by the holder before that date (and not being, in either case, a scheduled European diploma) is not an appropriate European diploma for the said purposes unless the holder produces to the registrar such a certificate as is mentioned in paragraph 3(b) above.

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