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The European Primary and Specialist Dental Qualifications Regulations 1998

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Regulation 10.

SCHEDULE 1SPECIALIST DENTAL QUALIFICATIONS AWARDED IN EEA STATES OTHER THAN THE UNITED KINGDOM IN ORTHODONTICS AND ORAL SURGERY

PART IORTHODONTICS

Denmark

“Bevis for tilladelse til at betegne sig som specialtandlæge i ortodonti” (certificate awarding the right to use the title of dental practitioner specializing in orthodontics) issued by the “Sundhedsstyrelsen” (State Board of Health).

Finland

“Todistus erikoishammaslääkärin oikeudesta oikomishoidon alalla/bevis om specialisttandläkarrättigheten inom området tandreglering” (certificate of orthodontics) issued by the competent authorities.

France

“Le titre de spécialiste en orthodontie” (the title of orthodontic specialist), issued by the authority recognised competent for this purpose.

Germany

“Fachzahnärtztliche Anerkennung für Kieferorthopädie” (certificate of orthodontist) issued by the “Landeszahnärztekammern” (Chamber of Dental Practitioners of the “Länder”).

Greece

“Τιτλος τής ΟδοωτιατριΧής ειδιΧότητας ιης ΟρθοδουτιΧής” (title attesting to completion of specific orthodontic training) awarded by the competent authority recognised for that purpose.

Ireland

Certificate of specialist dentist in orthodontics, issued by the competent authority recognised for this purpose by the competent minister.

The Netherlands

“Getuigschrift van erkenning en inschrijving als orthodontist in het Specialistenregister” (certificate showing that the person concerned is officially recognised and that his name is entered as a orthodontist in the specialists' orthodontist register), issued by the “Specialisten-Registratiecommissie (SRC)” (Specialists Registration Board).

Norway

“Bevis for gjennomgått spesialistutdanning ikjeveortopedi” (certificate of specialist studies in orthodontics) awarded by university faculty of dentistry.

Sweden

“Bevis om specialistkompetens i tandreglering” (certificate awarding the right to use the title of dental practitioner specializing in orthodontics) issued by the National Board of Health and Welfare.

PART IIORAL SURGERY

Denmark

“Bevis for tilladelse til at betegne sig som specialtandlæge i hospitalsodontologi” (certificate conferring the right to use the title of dental practitioner specialized in hospital odontology), issued by the “Sundhedsstyrelsen” (State Board of Health).

Finland

“Todistus erikoishammaslääkärin oikeudesta suukirurgian (hammas-ja suukirurgian) alalla/bevis om specialisttandläkarrättigheten inom området oralkirurgi (tand-och munkirurgi)” (certificate of oral or dental and oral surgery) issued by the competent authorities.

Germany

“Fachzahnärztliche Anerkennung für Oralchirurgie/Mundchirurgie” (certificate of oral surgery), issued by the “Landeszahnärztekammern” (Chamber of Dental Practitioners of the “Länder”).

Ireland

Certificate of specialist dentist in oral surgery, issued by the competent authority recognised for this purpose by the competent Minister.

The Netherlands

“Getuigschrift van erkenning en inschrijving als kaakchirurg in het Specialistenregister” (certificate showing that the person concerned is officially recognised and that his name is entered as an oral surgeon in the specialists' register), issued by the “Specialisten-Registratiecommmissie (SRC)” (Specialists Registration Board).

Norway

“Bevis for gjennomgått spesialistutdanning i oralkirurgi” (certificate of specialist studies in oral surgery) awarded by a university faculty of dentistry.

Sweden

“Bevis om specialistkompetens i tandsystemets kirurgiska sjukdomar” (certificate awarding the right to use the title of dental practitioner specialising in oral surgery) issued by the National Board of Health and Welfare.

Regulation 18

SCHEDULE 2MINIMUM TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAINING LEADING TO THE AWARD OF PRIMARY DENTAL QUALIFICATIONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM—TEXT OF ARTICLE 1 OF AND THE ANNEX TO THE DENTAL TRAINING DIRECTIVE

1.  The Member States shall require persons wishing to take up and pursue a dental profession under the titles referred to in Article 1 of Directive 78/686/EEC to hold a diploma, certificate or other evidence of formal qualifications referred to in Article 3 of the same Directive which guarantees that during his complete training period the person concerned has acquired:

(a)adequate knowledge of the sciences on which dentistry is based and a good understanding of scientific methods, including the principles of measuring biological functions, the evaluation of scientifically established facts and the analysis of data;

(b)adequate knowledge of the constitution, physiology and behaviour of healthy and sick persons as well as the influence of the natural and social environment on the state of health of the human being, in so far as these factors affect dentistry;

(c)adequate knowledge of the structure and function of the teeth, mouth, jaws and associated tissues, both healthy and diseased, and their relationship to the general state of health and to the physical and social well-being of the patient;

(d)adequate knowledge of clinical disciplines and methods, providing the dentist with a coherent picture of anomalies, lesions and diseases of the teeth, mouth, jaws and associated tissues and of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic dentistry;

(e)suitable clinical experience under appropriate supervision.

This training shall provide him with the skills necessary for carrying out all activities involving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of anomalies and diseases of the teeth, mouth, jaws and associated tissues.

2.  A complete period of dental training of this kind shall comprise at least a five-year full time course of theoretical and practical instruction given in a university, in a higher-education institution recognised as having equivalent status or under the supervision of a university and shall include the subjects listed in the Annex.

3.  In order to be accepted for such training, the candidate must have a diploma or a certificate which entitles him to be admitted for the course of study concerned to the universities of a Member State or to the higher education institutions recognised as having equivalent status.

4.  [ ... ... ... ...]

AnnexSTUDY PROGRAMME FOR DENTAL PRACTITIONERS

The programme of studies leading to a diploma, certificate or other evidence of formal qualifications in dentistry shall include at least the following subjects. One or more of these subjects may be taught in the context of the other disciplines or in conjunction therewith.

Basic subjects

(a)chemistry,

  • physics,

  • biology.

Medico-biological subjects and general medical subjects

(b)anatomy,

  • embryology,

  • histology, including cytology,

  • physiology,

  • biochemistry (or physiological chemistry),

  • pathological anatomy,

  • general pathology,

  • pharmacology,

  • microbiology,

  • hygiene,

  • preventive medicine and epidemiology,

  • radiology,

  • physiotherapy,

  • general surgery,

  • general medicine, including paediatrics,

  • oto-rhino-laryngology,

  • dermato-venereology,

  • general psychology—psychopathology—neuropathology,

  • anaesthetics.

Subjects directly related to dentistry

(c)prosthodontics,

  • dental materials and equipment,

  • conservative dentistry,

  • preventive dentistry,

  • anaesthetics and sedation in dentistry,

  • special surgery,

  • special pathology,

  • clinical practice,

  • paedodontics,

  • orthodontics,

  • periodontics,

  • dental radiology,

  • dental occlusion and function of the jaw,

  • professional organisation, ethics and legislation,

  • social aspects of dental practice.

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