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Alien Dentists

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Health, in view of the shortage of dentists, if he will introduce legislation to enable qualified dental surgeons from European countries, who had a practice in their own countries before becoming domiciled here, but who are not qualified for registration, to practise here.

For the protection of the public we must ensure that foreign-trained dentists admitted to practise here are no less well qualified than British-trained dentists. Subject to this principle, I am about to discuss with the bodies concerned, at a convenient opportunity, the question whether existing arrangements can be improved.