The General Dental Council opened its new Specialist List in special care dentistry last week.
Special care dentistry is concerned with improving the oral health of individuals and groups in society who have a physical, sensory, intellectual, mental, medical, emotional or social impairment or disability or, more often, a combination of a number of these.
During a two-year ‘transitional period’ (to 30 September 2010), interested dentists can apply to join the list on the basis of their specialist training, qualifications and experience.
After that period, UK applicants will need to hold a Certificate of Completion in Specialist Training to join the list.
Dentists wishing to join the new list can download the application pack from the GDC website at www.gdc-uk.org or contact the GDC registration team (email email@example.com or phone 020 7344 3741).