Dental Council
57 Merrion Square
Dublin 2, Ireland
 
   

 

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    Register of Dental Specialists

    The Register of Dental Specialists was established under the provisions of Section 29 of the Dentists Act 1985.

    Recognised Specialities

    The Register of Dental Specialists contains a division in respect of

    1. Oral Surgery
    2. Orthodontics

    Recognition Of Training

    The Irish Committee for Specialist Training in Dentistry is the body recognised by the Council under Section 37 of the Dentists Act 1985 for the purpose of granting evidence of satisfactory completion of specialist training.

     

    Specialist Training and Registration

    The downloadable document below sets out the background to specialist training and registration in Ireland.
    Specialist Training and Registration

    Dental Specialist Registration

    To be eligible for registration in the Register of Dental Specialists a dentist must be fully registered in the Register of Dentists.

    Subject to the provisions of the Dentists Act 1985 the following persons are entitled to registration in the Register of Dental Specialists:

    1. Every registered dentist who prior to the establishment of the Register, has, in the opinion of the Council, completed his/her training in a recognised specialty.
    2. Every registered dentist who, following the establishment of the Register, is granted evidence of satisfactory completion of specialist training in a recognised specialty by a body recognised by the Council under Section 37 of the Act.
    3. Every registered dentist who has been awarded, in a Member State, a qualification in a dental specialty recognised by the Council which pursuant to the provisions of any Directive adopted by the Council of the European Communities the State is obliged to recognise.
    4. Any registered dentist who satisfies the Council that he/she has completed a programme of training in specialised dentistry of a standard considered by the Council to be adequate.

     

    The downloadable document below sets out the background to specialist training and registration in Ireland.

    Rules - Specialist Education and Registration (Council) - 20130703.pdf

     

    Note: A suitably qualified dentist may have his/her name entered in more than one division of the Register of Dental Specialists.