A new report led by the University of Plymouth has explored dental education standards across the European Union.
Commissioned by the General Dental Council (GDC), the report was conducted to gain a better understanding of the nature, scope and expected outcomes of dental curricula in EU Member States.
Before the UK left the EU, the Professional Qualifications Directive enabled EU-trained dentists to have their qualifications recognised in the UK for the purposes of registration. On departure, the UK Government introduced a stand-still period of up to two years, providing a temporary form of similar recognition, while new legislation for a different system of recognition of qualifications was devised. The UK Government’s proposals have now been set out in the Professional Qualifications Bill, which may supplement existing GDC routes to registration.