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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Specialisation and specialist education in prosthetic dentistry in Europe
Author(s) Öwall, Bengt ; Welfare, Richard ; Garefis, Pavlos ; Hedzelek, Wieslaw ; Hobkirk, John ; Isidor, Flemming ; Jerolimov, Vjekoslav ; Jokstad, Asbjörn ; Kalk, Warner ; Kronström, Mats ; van der Kuij, Pieter ; Mericske-Stern, Regina ; Naert, Ignace ; Narhi, Timo ; Nilner, Krister ; Polyzois, Gregory ; Setz, Jürgen ; User, Atýlla ; Zonnenberg, Adriaan
Date 2006
English abstract
This presentation reports on the results of a meeting of prosthodontists from selected European countries. The aim of the meeting was to analyse and promote specialisation and specialist education in Prosthetic Dentistry in Europe. Representatives for Europe were selected from the European Prosthodontic Association (EPA) board, the Education and Research Committee of International College of Prosthodontists (ICP), countries with a legally recognised speciality, countries without a recognised speciality but organised training programmes and countries with neither of these situations. Data about specialisation and specialist training in Prosthodontics in Europe was scrutinised and discussed. The programmes for countries with specialist training had relatively similar content, mostly of three years duration. There was strong agreement that a recognised speciality raises the level of care within the discipline for both specialists and non-specialists. In several of the countries where a speciality had been introduced it had been initiated by pressure from public health planning authorities. The conclusions are that from a professional viewpoint an advancement of the speciality over Europe would develop the discipline, improve oral health planning and quality of patient care. A working group for harmonisation was recommended.
Host/Issue European journal of prosthodontics and restorative dentistry;3
Volume 14
ISSN 0965-7452
Pages 105-10
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Medicine
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/3523 (link to this page)

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