Dentists here well trained so no need for certificate of competence: Dental Association

The Singapore Dental Association was weighing in on a proposal by the Singapore Dental Council, the profession's watchdog, that such certificates may be imposed on GP dentists who carry out procedures like implants and wisdom teeth surgery.
The Singapore Dental Association was weighing in on a proposal by the Singapore Dental Council, the profession's watchdog, that such certificates may be imposed on GP dentists who carry out procedures like implants and wisdom teeth surgery.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Local dentists say they are perfectly capable of carrying out riskier procedures and should not need to get certificates of competency, as is being suggested by the industry watchdog.

The Singapore Dental Association (SDA) said dentists are already well trained and have the necessary skills.

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