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Keywords:

  • Europe;
  • specialisation;
  • education

In order to find out what branches of Dentistry are recognized across Europe as Dental specialties, a questionnaire was designed and sent to various Associations and groups across Europe. It contained 8 main questions covering the various specialties that were recognised or were to be recognised. Responses were obtained from 27 countries, 15 EU member states and 12 non member states. The results from the questionnaire indicated that there was a broad agreement on many of the questions, but a considerable variety of opinions. There seems to be a desire to harmonize standards across Europe for the benefit of the profession and the public.