Dental Services: Training

(asked on 4th July 2023) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason NHS dentists are required to have an extra year of training compared to private dentists.

Answered by
Neil O'Brien Portrait
Neil O'Brien
This question was answered on 10th July 2023

To practice in the National Health Service, dental graduates must complete a further one year of training on a Dental Foundation Training scheme. This helps ensure that dentists have the necessary competences and meet the necessary standards to practice in the NHS

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