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Dentists

Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what levels of professional indemnity cover (a) dentists from EU countries practising in England and (b) dentists trained in England receive. [106885]

All dentists working in the United Kingdom must be registered with the General Dental Council (GDC). The GDC's guidance to dentists states that:

"a dentist involved in advising or treating patients must … be indemnified against claims for professional negligence. … A lack of adequate indemnity cover … would almost certainly lead to a charge of serious professional misconduct."
The GDC makes no distinction in this about where a dentist was trained.