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The Dental Qualifications (Recognition) Regulations 1996

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Registration of persons qualified in other EEA States

2.—(1) In subsections (1) and (2) of section 15 of the Act (qualification for registration in the dentists register), for the words “a member State” there are substituted the words “an EEA State”.

(2) After subsection (2) of that section there is inserted the following subsection—

(2A) Any person who—

(a)is not a national of an EEA State, but

(b)is, by virtue of a right conferred by Article 11 of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1612/68(1) or any other enforceable Community right, entitled to be treated, for the purposes of access to the profession of dentistry, no less favourably than a national of such a State,

shall be treated for the purposes of subsection (1)(b) above as if he were such a national..

(3) After subsection (6) of that section there is inserted the following subsection—

(7) In this Act—

“the EEA Agreement” means the Agreement on the European Economic Area signed at Oporto on 2nd May 1992(2) as adjusted by the Protocol signed at Brussels on 17th March 1993(3);

“EEA State” means a State which is a contracting party to the EEA Agreement..

(4) For subsection (2) of section 18 of the Act (procedure for registration) there is substituted the following subsection—

(2) Any person applying to be registered shall produce or send to the registrar—

(a)the document conferring or evidencing his licence or other qualification;

(b)a statement of his name and address and the other particulars (if any) required for registration; and

(c)in the case of an application made by virtue of subsection (2A) of section 15 above, evidence of the enforceable Community right on which he relies..


O.J. No. L257, 19.10.68 p.1. (amended by Council Regulation (EEC) No. 312/76 O.J. No. L39, 14.2.76, p.2).


Cm 2073 and O.J. No. L1, 3.1.94, p.3.


Cm 2183 and O.J. No. L1, 3.1.94, p.572.

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