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The European Primary and Specialist Dental Qualifications Regulations 1998

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Recognised specialist dental qualifications

10.—(1) The following are recognised specialist dental qualifications for the purposes of regulation 9(1)—

(a)a qualification which is listed in article 5(1) (orthodontics) or (as the case may be) article 5(2) (oral surgery) of the Recognition Directive (which sets out the names of specialist qualifications in EEA States) granted in an EEA State other than the United Kingdom (these names are set out in Schedule 1);

(b)a qualification in orthodontics or (as the case may be) oral surgery granted in an EEA State other than the United Kingdom which does not satisfy all the minimum training requirements laid down by articles 2 and 3 of the Dental Training Directive and was awarded following training begun before the relevant date, accompanied by a certificate from the competent authority in the EEA State in which the qualification was awarded or in which its holder has subsequently become established, stating that the holder has been engaged in the practice of his specialty for at least the period required by article 7(2) of the Recognition Directive (qualifications not satisfying the minimum training requirements);

(c)a qualification in orthodontics or (as the case may be) oral surgery—

(i)which has been obtained at any time in an EEA State other than the United Kingdom,

(ii)which does not conform with the designations set out in article 5(1) or (2) of the Recognition Directive (which sets out the specialist dental qualifications awarded in EEA States), and

(iii)evidence of which is accompanied by a certificate of the competent authorities of that State to the effect that the qualification was awarded following training in accordance with the provisions of articles 2 and 3 of the Dental Training Directive (which set out minimum standards of training for specialist dental qualifications) and is treated by that State as if it were a qualification set out under the heading relating to that State in article 5(1) or (2) of the Recognition Directive; and

(d)subject to compliance with paragraph (2), any qualification which is evidence of training commenced before 3rd October 1990 and undertaken on the territory of the former German Democratic Republic.

(2) This paragraph is complied with where—

(a)the holder of the qualification referred to in paragraph (1)(d) produces to the Registrar a certificate of the competent authorities of Germany certifying that he has practised his specialty in Germany for at least the period referred to in article 7a(2) of the Recognition Directive (training in former German Democratic Republic); and

(b)he is authorised to practise his specialty throughout the territory of Germany under the same conditions as holders of the German qualification listed in article 5(1) or (2) of the Recognition Directive.

(3) In paragraph (1)(b), “the relevant date” means—

(a)28th January 1980, in the case of a qualification granted in Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland or the Netherlands;

(b)1st January 1981, in the case of a qualification granted in Greece;

(c)1st January 1994, in the case of a qualification granted in Finland, Norway or Sweden; or

(d)in the case of any other EEA State, the date notified by that State to the Commission as that on which it implemented the Dental Training Directive.

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