Dental Workforce, Education and Training

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  • 3.1 Dental Workforce

    The government must address the oversupply of dental practitioners, training focus should move from restoration to prevention, and dentist-based systems of care and delivery must be accorded top priority.

  • 3.2 Dentists

    This policy outlines training requirements for dentists and specialists, the importance of dentist-based systems of oral healthcare, and the need to comply with ADA-mandated ethics and a programme of continuing professional development.

  • 3.3 Allied Dental Personnel

    This policy governs the training, registration, scope of duties & working arrangements of dental assistants, dental laboratory assistants, dental technicians, dental hygienists, dental therapists, oral health therapists and dental prosthetists.

  • 3.4 Specialist Dentists

    This policy outlines the criteria for recognition of a dental specialty, the educational requirements, registration and obligations of specialist dentists and the list of recognized specialities.