Specialisation and specialist education in prosthetic dentistry in Europe

Owall, 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; Närhi, Timo; Nilner, Krister; Polyzois, Gregory; Setz, Jürgen; User, Atýlla; Zonnenberg, Adriaan (2006). Specialisation and specialist education in prosthetic dentistry in Europe. European journal of prosthodontics and restorative dentistry EJPRD, 14(3), pp. 105-10. London: Hancocks

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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.

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Journal Article (Further Contribution)


04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Prosthodontics [discontinued]

UniBE Contributor:

Mericske, Regina








Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:52

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25 Jan 2017 12:17

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https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/21835 (FactScience: 15257)

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