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Advancing dentistry: reforming dental education and training

Adult oral health in England has significantly improved in recent decades; a trend which is expected to continue in to the future.  At the same time, our population is ageing.  In line with our Mandate to deliver the right workforce for the future, we are looking at reforming dental education and training so it can meet these new and continued expectations. 


This project will explore and test the future direction of dental education and training through widespread engagement with stakeholders across the system.   The project will build consensus and develop recommendations for potential reforms, informing a future decision-making process by our Executive Team. 

This is an opportunity for stakeholders to shape reforms to dental education and training and ensure that we fulfil our overall purpose of supporting the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England.  Over the coming months, we will be holding engagement events to develop future models and test out ideas with key stakeholders.

To support this work, we welcome the views of the existing and future workforce on the existing models and how these can be improved. Contact us by email. Further updates on this work will be provided on this page.

A version of the above film is available with subtitles on youtube.com. 

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