A practical resource to help in the support of non-uk, eea qualified dental practitioners practising in the uk january 2011 Updated April 2012 Contents



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Introduction

The resource gives details about regulatory mechanisms, education and training, support systems, dental team and skill mix, the delivery of oral healthcare, quality assurance mechanisms and culture within 19 European Economic Area (EEA) member states. Its aim is to provide information which may help when working with a referring body or a self referral of a non-UK EEA qualified dental practitioner.



Background

The current situation


On 31 December 2011, of the 39,306 dentists who were registered with the General Dental Council (GDC), some 11,214 had qualified outside the United Kingdom (UK). Of these 11,214, 6,722 were nationals of the 31 member states of the EEA (the 27 EU member states plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) who had obtained their primary dental qualification from an EEA dental school.

There are over 170 dental schools in the EEA and, in spite of efforts to harmonise undergraduate dental education throughout this area by the DentEd project and the elaboration of Competencies of a European Dentist (Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE)), a number of studies have demonstrated the variability of the undergraduate dental curriculum in the different dental schools of the EEA and in the level of clinical experience achieved during dental undergraduate education, (1,2,3).



The Directive on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications for Dentists (PQD) 2005/36 EC (4) gives EEA nationals who graduated from EEA dental schools the right to establish practice anywhere in the EEA, without the need to undertake further education or training. Therefore although all UK graduates, are required to undertake a year’s foundation training before they can practise independently in the General Dental Services (GDS) of the NHS, and non-EEA nationals have to show equivalent experience, this requirement is not placed upon EEA graduates who work in the UK.

The purpose of the resource


Against this background, this resource has been developed. It has been designed to provide background information on the education of dentists in EEA member states and of the systems for the provision of oral health care in these member states. It does not seek to provide great detail, rather to give an overview of each EEA member state to improve knowledge and understanding of the professional background of dentists who obtained their primary dental qualification from a non-UK, EEA member state. It is important to remember that each dentist is an individual and the support they require needs to be tailored to them, the information contained within the resource should be used only as a guide and no assumptions should be made regarding an individual dental practitioner’s experience or skills. The resource should not be used as legal guidance and all relevant UK and European Union legislation continue to apply.

A general overview of the resource


This second edition of the resource does not give information on all EEA member states. As in the first edition, it concentrates on the 19 member states in each of which more than 50 dentists were registered with the GDC in December 2009, plus Malta, nearly 20 per cent of whose dentists are registered with the GDC, (Table 1). These dentists represent 97 per cent of all current EEA registrants. It is hoped to extend the resource to cover the remaining member states in future editions.


Table 1. Non-UK EEA qualified dentists by country and year of first GDC registration, 31 December 2007 - 2011

(Source: General Dental Council)





Country

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Austria

3

5

4

5

4

Belgium

53

51

51

49

46

Bulgaria

45

116

167

243

300

Czech Republic

48

62

84

90

104

Denmark

131

128

127

127

131

Estonia

17

16

16

14

15

Finland

40

34

36

36

33

France

82

82

78

82

78

Germany

474

477

475

466

439

Greece

419

449

466

509

579

Hungary

146

187

202

249

264

Iceland

3

2

4

2

2

Ireland

661

652

625

684

721

Italy

117

148

158

182

192

Latvia

22

28

38

57

66

Lithuania

105

102

127

148

162

Malta

31

37

33

34

35

Netherlands

49

52

50

51

49

Norway

37

36

40

37

36

Poland

848

872

849

847

849

Portugal

216

272

338

407

447

Romania

155

255

344

460

554

Slovakia

39

46

46

45

43

Slovenia

0

1

0

1

3

Spain

281

288

390

538

640

Sweden

996

988

980

968

925

Switzerland

12

15

10

7

5
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