Dental watchdog's letter on training causes more upset

The Singapore Dental Council, the profession's watchdog, feels that for some procedures, dentists need more than what they learn in dental school.
The Singapore Dental Council, the profession's watchdog, feels that for some procedures, dentists need more than what they learn in dental school. PHOTO: ST FILE

Dentists object to explanation over proposal, viewing it as bid to protect turf for specialists

An explanation from the Singapore Dental Council (SDC) has served to fuel rather than quell dentists' unhappiness over what they perceive as an attempt to protect the turf for specialists.

There has been a lot of speculation about dentists needing further training before offering more high-risk procedures like those for implants and wisdom tooth surgery.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 05, 2019, with the headline 'Dental watchdog's letter on training causes more upset'. Print Edition | Subscribe